It seems that Brad Johnson has not abandoned his campaign for secretary of state after all. Well, not entirely anyway. A Brad Johnson yard sign appeared this week.
But there’s one small problem.
The sign reads “re-elect Johnson for Secretary of State.” Johnson is not the secretary of state, Linda McCulloch is.
Montanans voted Johnson out of office four years ago after having had enough of his bad ideas. Learning that he has battled alcoholism for many years, has had a few DUIs, and has been in and out of rehab recently didn’t help. (In 2008, he even campaigned from a rehab facility toward the end of the race). Notably, in the article reporting on his announcement for office, Johnson was unable to state a single reason why the current SOS, Linda McCulloch, should be replaced. So his candidacy is not very credible.
To be sure, Johnson may not be intentionally trying to deceive the voters. Rather, it may just be that since he has failed to raise campaign funds, hosing the cobwebs off the signs from his failed 2008 campaign was all he could muster. Not a good sign he’ll be holding elected office anytime soon.