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Clown wins congressional seat in Brazil

October 5, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
One of the newest members of congress in Brazil is a clown.His stage name is Tirriica and he received more than 1.3 million votes, which is more than double the second-place candidate in Sao Paulo - the country's most populous state.

He gained popularity with the slogan, "It can't get any worse."

The 45-year-old's stage name means "grumpy" in Portuguese.


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