TIL: In JFK’s 1946 congressional race, his campaign hired a janitor named Joe Russo to run against him and Boston City Councillor Joe Russo to confuse voters and split the “Russo” vote.

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Scott Fistler of Arizona changed his name to Cesar Chavez because it was easier to pronounce and was shorter (according to him). Not because he was running in a heavily Hispanic district.

AudibleNod

Anyone wondering what prompted Richard Nixon to “Git Gud” at political dirty tricks, needs to remember that time he got his ass handed to him by this guy.

PreciousRoi

That’s some sleazy shit, Jack

Ulgeguug

Same tactic the Russians are using now. TIL a couple weeks ago

randomwisdom365

Here in Canada the Rhinoceros Party ran Maxime Bernier in Beauce against Maxime Bernier, leader of the People’s Party of Canada.

VerisimilarPLS