TIL of Byron Looper, a Tennessee politician known for both changing his middle name to “(Low Tax)” as a vote-winning stunt and, during a Tennessee state senate race, assassinating his opponent. In the election, held a month later, he still received 1,531 votes.

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byron_Looper

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  1. This is where Rich ‘LowTax’ Kyanka of SomethingAwful got his nickname. He was going to school in Tennessee when all of this happened.

  2. I think it was P.T. Barnum that said “Promise people lower taxes and they’ll elect a murderer.” A clown in his circus said “I could shoot someone in the middle of 5th Avenue and I wouldn’t lose any voters.” Out loud.

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