[Keith Russell] Judd, 49, qualified for the ballot by submitting a notarized form and paying the required $1,000 fee, state Secretary of State Ben Ysursa said. As a result, Democratic voters will be able to choose among Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Judd.Considering the his opponents on the ballot, I can't see any reason why Idaho Democrats shouldn't vote for him. The best part: Judd isn't scheduled for release until 2013, so even if his long-shot bid for the presidency succeeds, he can't do us that much damage.
"We got conned," Ysursa told The Spokesman-Review of Spokane, Wash.
It's Judd's second presidential bid in Idaho, the newspaper said Wednesday. In 2004 he declared as a write-in candidate for president, which requires only the submission of a declaration, and didn't get any votes.
He'll fit right in...
An inmate at the Beaumont Federal Correctional Institution in Texas has gotten on the May 25 Democratic primary ballot in Idaho: