Posted at 1:59 PM on September 25, 2006
by Tom Scheck
The Associated Press says Jesse Ventura is back on the campaign trail. He's out stumping for Kinky Friedman, who's running for governor in Texas. The best part is that Ventura told reporters that they are asking the wrong questions:
Ventura said Texas news reporters should be focusing on issues important to the public, such as the state's partially secret contract with a transportation company over the development of new toll highways.
"To me, now there's an issue that affects all Texans. And the media needs to jump on those type of issues, not these nonsense issues, these character assassinations that they try to do on us," Ventura said.
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