Fringe contenders send Idaho governor debate viral

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Updated: Fri, 16 May 2014 01:20:26 EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho residents are used to politics that track from conservative to extreme, but a primary debate involving four candidates seeking the Republican nomination for governor was over the top even by Gem State standards.

A pair of fringe contenders stole the show from Gov. Butch Otter and state Sen. Russ Fulcher, using their time to discuss Armageddon, discrimination against motorcycle clubs and problems with political correctness.

The comments from Walt Bayes and Harley Brown during of the gubernatorial debate in the 39th most populated state in the nation didn't take long to spread far beyond Idaho borders.

By Thursday, websites across the nation had posted links and comments to the debate calling it "strange" and "bizarre."

Voters will decide on the Idaho primary May 20.

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