Senate Candidate George V. Fried

March 1954: George V. Fried of Oklahoma City announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate. His platform was, "If it's right, I'm for it."

But when asked what ticket he planned to file on for the race, he replied, "It's none of your ________ business."

Two months later he was arrested, charged with passing an insufficient funds check for slightly over five dollars at a liquor store.

Sounds to me like he would have made a fine member of the U.S. Senate.

Great Bend Tribune - May 8, 1954

     Posted By: Alex - Sat Sep 03, 2016
     Category: Politics | Strange Candidates | 1950s

The story probably goes cold at this point only because Fried's Senate career is in a different name.
Posted by Virtual on 09/03/16 at 11:24 AM
Sorry, Alex, Ol Fred just wasn't up to DC potential! A real politician only deals in millions and the really good ones work in trillions.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 09/04/16 at 04:10 AM
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