Democrat House Candidate: “I’ve Ridden An Ostrich”


South Dakota Republican Kristi Noem has drawn a very creative challenger for her House race in Jeff Barth, who is a Demcorat commissioner in Minnehaha County. Mr. Barth is running the web video below as way of introducing himself as Noem’s challenger, and he ticks off a number of important highlights from his life.

“I’ve ridden an ostrich,” he says. “I’ve done a lot of stuff.” He also mentions that he’s the 1993 state chess champion.

The greatest thing about the internet is that, previous to mediums like YouTube, we never would have gotten the pleasure of being introduced in such an intimate way to candidates like Mr. Barth.

Nobody, though, will ever top Dale Peterson’s ad for his campaign for Alabama Agriculture Commissioner:

Rob Port

Rob Port is the editor of In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters.

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