Thursday, March 13, 2014

Is that a giant steel knight on a school bus circling around the Gold Dome? Yes it is.

Posted By on Thu, Mar 13, 2014 at 12:28 PM

One of the more bizarre gubernatorial campaign stunts you'll see is currently cruising around the Gold Dome.

A yellow school bus - or what looks like half school bus, half flat-bed truck - is circling around the Georgia Capitol with a handful of signs in support of Dalton Mayor David Pennington's gubernatorial campaign. For some odd reason, a giant silver knight wielding a sword is propped up on the back the vehicle because that just makes perfect sense.

Liz Flowers, executive director of the Georgia Senate Democratic Caucus, snapped a photo of the "steel gladiator" a few minutes ago (the AJC's got a wider shot of the bus too):

A spokeperson for Pennington's campaign tells CL that the bizarre campaign stunt is "100% not approved/paid for/sanctioned" by the the Carpet Capital's mayor.

So who's behind the mobile ad? We're hearing Ray Boyd, a former GOP gubernatorial candidate from Madison County who ran against Gov. Nathan Deal in 2010, is the Pennington supporter who's likely funding the medieval bus ride. Carry on!

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