Kenny Hulshof: You Didn't Win the Governor's Race, But You Did Win "Ass Clown of the Week"


Congratulations to former congressman and last year's G.O.P. candidate for governor, Kenny Hulshof. By a wide margin, readers of Daily RFT last week elected Hulshof as their favorite Ass Clown of the past seven days. 

Why? It seems people are concerned with Hulshof's record as a state prosecutor back in the 1990s. In February, a judge freed Joshua Keezer of a murder conviction after finding that Hulshof withheld evidence that may have exonerated Keezer of the crime. Then last week a second Missouri inmate, Dale Helmig, filed a petition for a new trial after the television show America's Most Wanted alleged that Hulshof manipulated facts and withheld information when prosecuting Helmig for murder.


Hulshof garnered 53 percent of the Ass Clown vote last week. Second place -- with 22 percent -- went to the three St. Louis corrections officers charged with supplying heroin to city inmates.

Cardinals skipper Tony La Russa accumulated 14 percent of the vote for his curious lawsuit against Twitter. Lamarr Taylor, a Metro East entrepreneur accused last week of selling crack cocaine from his candy store, got just 10 percent of the vote.

Thanks everyone for voting. Back at you Friday with another round of Ass Clowns. Also, feel free to email me your own nominations. Nominees must have made news in the past week for something questionable and/or scandalous and have some local tie to the St. Louis region. 


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