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The Most Ridiculous Photos of the 2012 Campaign — So Far 

We interrupt our serious coverage of Vermont's 2012 election campaigns to bring you this totally frivolous bit of infotainment.

Every two years, Vermont politicians go through the rite of passage known as pandering for running for re-election. How do candidates win the hearts and minds of voters? Not with wonky policy plans and details about their "records," but with photos that show they are regular Joes — just like you!

To that end, Vermont candidates have peppered their Facebook pages with photographs depicting the lighter moments of the campaign. You know, milking goats, doing yoga, shaking hands with a guy in a cow costume. We pulled together the most amusing snapshots we could find and posted them here for your enjoyment. Many more are sure to come as the fall campaign kicks into gear post-Labor Day.

Our elected officials may at times leave us cynical, especially around campaign season, when things can get pretty petty. But at least they have a sense of humor.

Without further ado, we present the most ridiculous photos of the 2012 campaign, so far...

Attorney General Bill Sorrell submerged in a babbling brook

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Many more after the jump...

Sorrell in a sweaty gym shirt

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Democratic Attorney General candidate T.J. Donovan doing yoga

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Sorrell in a form-fitting wetsuit

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Donovan wearing a shower cap

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Donovan hangin' in a pontoon boat

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Democratic/Progressive candidate for state auditor Doug Hoffer (on left), when he worked at the famed Alice's Restaurant in the '70s

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Apparently, a picture with a furry mascot is something of a must-have for Vermont political candidates this year. Of course, everyone remembers ...

Republican candidate for governor Randy Brock with a guy in a bear suit

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Republican candidate for state auditor Vince Illuzzi with a giant moose

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Republican Lt. Gov. Phil Scott with the Vermont Lake Monsters mascot

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Sorrell shaking hands with a giant furry cow

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Republican candidate for state treasurer Wendy Wilton milking a goat


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Scott in a go-kart with a fiberglass bear on the back 

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Sorrell rowing a giant pumpkin

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 Donovan getting his face powdered before a Vermont Public Television debate

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Andy Bromage was a Seven Days staff writer from 2009-2012, and the news editor from 2012-2013.


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