Remember all that hullaballoo about Thad McCotter failing to turn in enough valid petition signatures to be on the ballot for his own reelection? That happened so late that the only other Republican on the ballot was Kerry Bentivolio, who was challenging McCotter — and he’s even crazier than McCotter is. His own brother says he’s nuts:
Congressional candidate Kerry BENTIVOLIO said he asked the FBI to look into his “mentally ill” Arkansas brother after the brother vowed to go to the press with his claims that Kerry owed him $20,000 from a housing deal-gone-bad in 1992.
But Phillip BENTIVOLIO said the FBI never contacted him and that his older brother is the “mentally unbalanced” — one who “believes his own lies.” He said he fears his sibling would end up in prison if elected to Congress.
“I’ve never met anyone in my life who is conniving and dishonest as this guy,” Phillip Bentivolio said. “He’s my brother so it’s hard to talk about this, but I believe that if he gets elected, he’ll eventually serve time in prison.”
The FBI field offices in Detroit and Arkansas declined to confirm or deny whether they were looking into the matter.
The guy is a former teacher who resigned from his last school in 2011 after being reprimanded by the administration for threatening his students. And he’s a Santa Claus impersonator. Who raises reindeer on his farm. And he’s ahead by 8 points in the only poll taken of that district. Look out Michele Bachmann, you may need to make room on the crazy train.