Keith Judd, who got 41% of the Democratic presidential primary vote four years ago against President Obama, is back for another try. First, however, he had to get permission from his probation officer. As the AP reported:
Now after 15 years in prison, Judd, 57, is a free man, and he is improvising another run for president. His old campaign photo still shows him with a bushy dark mullet on his website, "Keith Judd for President of USA 2016."
In person, Judd has gone gray, cut his hair short and wears a suit and tie. He's taking this race seriously enough to have gotten onto primary ballots in Louisiana, Missouri, New Hampshire, Oklahoma and Texas, failing to muster even 1 percent of the vote anywhere.
He's hoping to do much better in West Virginia and then California, the last primary where his name appears.
The Democratic ballot will be fairly crowded:
The Democratic Primary ballot includes Clinton, Sanders, Judd, along with Huntington attorney Paul Farrell Jr., San Diego businessman Roque "Rocky" De La Fuente and former Maryland Gov. Martin J. O'Malley.
We shall see.