January 8, 2014
Man Runs for Governor to Get Pet Raccoon Back
"This is all about the raccoon," Brown said.
After internet sensation Mark "Coonrippy" Brown's videos of himself showering and dancing with his pet raccoon, Rebekah, went viral, wildlife officials removed the animal from his custody. Brown will take on Governor Bill Haslam in the Republican primary this August in a bid that he hopes will get Rebekah away from state wildlife officials and back into his arms.