Vaughn Ward, the most incompetent candidate in America

Idaho GOPer Vaughn Ward doesn't know what Puerto Rico is, forgot to vote in '08, and plagiarized from Barack Obama

By Alex Pareene
May 25, 2010 9:45PM (UTC)
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Idaho first district republican candidate for congress Vaughn Ward, left, and his wife Kirsten Ward, right, talk with Idaho democratic governor candidate Keith Allred before casting their votes in the Idaho primary election on Tuesday, May 25, 2010 in Eagle, Idaho. (AP Photo/Charlie Litchfield) (Charlie Litchfield)

Sarah Palin-endorsed congressional candidate Vaughn Ward is apparently a big fan of President Obama. He loves the president so much, he stole many of his words for a speech. An Idaho state Senate candidate created this damning video:

Ward is running to unseat Democratic Rep. Walt Minnick (the lone Democrat to receive a Tea Party Express endorsement). The primary is today. This is how Ward's campaign has gone, thus far:


The most recent poll has Ward neck-and-neck with challenger Raul Labrador.

Alex Pareene

Alex Pareene writes about politics for Salon and is the author of "The Rude Guide to Mitt." Email him at and follow him on Twitter @pareene

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