A candidate for Congress in Brazil wasn't clowing around. He won office in a landslide over the weekend. His name is Francisco Everardo Oliveira Silva. He's better known by his clown name Tiririca, which means grumpy.
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A candidate for Congress in Brazil won office in a landslide over the weekend. His name is Francisco Everardo Oliveira Silva, but he's better known by his professional name, Tiririca, which means grumpy. Grumpy is a clown. He appeared on TV in a blond wig and campaigned on the slogan It Can't Get Any Worse. He admits he doesn't know how lawmakers spend their time, but now that he's won 1.3 million votes, he's going to find out.
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