Nevada Republican Sue Lowden got her Senate primary campaign off to a
rough start when she suggested
that Congress pursue barter-based
health care, insisting consumers could "bring a chicken to the doctor."
Lowden's plan was widely mocked
, even by Stephen Colbert
"chickens for checkups." But Nevada election officials are apparently
concerned that poultry-based Lowden mockery could become so widespread
as to actually disrupt elections. The Associated Press' Martin Griffith
Voters dressed in chicken costumes won't be allowed
inside Nevada polling places this year.
officials on Friday added chicken suits to the list of banned items
after weeks of ridicule directed at Republican Senate candidate Sue
... [Senate Majority Leader Harry] Reid
spokesman Jon Summers said the Nevada Democratic Party has been sending
the volunteers in chicken costumes to Lowden events and he was unaware
of any plans for them to show up at the polls.
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