Richard Painter, former ethics lawyer in the George W. Bush administration and current U of M law professor, posted this tweet Wednesday morning.
I will make an announcement today at the State Capitol in St. Paul about the Minnesota senate race.
It is time to take back our government from corruption and money in politics
More to come. — Richard W. Painter (@RWPUSA) March 7, 2018
Given he's been trolling Minnesota Senate candidates Karin Housley and Tina Smith (who is also the current interim senator), on Twitter, Painter was expected to announce that he is forming a third party bid to fill the final two years of Franken's former seat.
And that he did......kinda.
So for all the tough guy talk and bluster on social media, his announcement was essentially "I'm definitely a maybe for the Senate race."
I want you to go to the window, open it, stick your head out and yell: "I'm as mad as hell, and I'm gong to form an exploratory committee to consider doing something about it!” — Howard Root (@RootHoward) March 7, 2018
Upon perusing his web site, I noticed this was one of the photos posted.
Sheesh, Mr. Painter is not even an official candidate yet he's already thieving intellectual property.
Let's just hope he also has the penchant for Biden-esque verbal gaffes. It would make this crazy cycle that much more entertaining.