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LAT: Kinky Friedman comes calling for L.A. cash for TX gubernatorial run
Kinky comes calling for L.A. cash
By Scott Martelle, Times Staff Writer

....Kinky Friedman, iconoclastic country singer, mystery writer and now independent Texas gubernatorial candidate, tonight joins the legions of non-California political hopefuls who have traveled to Los Angeles and, like game show contestants, returned home with a door prize.

Cash....

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Friedman, who first rose to fame as the singer of satirical country songs in the 1970s, is making a two-hat trip to Los Angeles. At 5 p.m. today he holds a campaign "funraiser" at Lucy's El Adobe in Hollywood. And in a non-campaign appearance, Friedman dons his entertainer's hat at 8 p.m. Thursday to anchor an evening of reading, music and conversation as part of the Skirball Cultural Center's "From Haven to Home" series on the evolution of Jewish life in America....

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...The fundraiser at Lucy's El Adobe where former Gov. Jerry Brown met onetime flame Linda Ronstadt has no host, and donations begin at $50. The event will include some music, but not by Friedman, who plans to deliver a version of his ever-evolving stump speech about how the heroic luster of the cowboy has faded while leadership of major political parties "is really the same guy admiring himself in the mirror. I have a 4 1/2 -hour presentation. I refined it."

Friedman's campaign remains a longshot, but a recent Zogby poll placed Friedman third with 21% support, trailing Democratic challenger Chris Bell, a former congressman, with 25%, and incumbent Republican Rick Perry, with 42%.

http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-et-kinky16nov16...
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