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October 16th, 2014
06:19 PM ET

'Cowboy poetry' on the plains: An off-beat Senate candidate

Sioux Falls, South Dakota (CNN) - A dimly lit sports bar reading "cowboy poetry" is not exactly where you'd expect to find a candidate for U.S. Senate.

But this was a campaign event Wednesday for Larry Pressler, a former Republican senator now running as an independent 18 years after he was voted out of office.

He joined a meeting of the Badger Clark Poetry Society, of which is he a member, to get his campaign messages across with couplets and free verse.

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