Candidates Embrace Their Odd Names

Barack Obama may be the best-known politician with a "funny-sounding name." But The Wall Street Journal has unearthed some more this election season. Young Boozer is running for state treasurer in Alabama. Campaign motto: Funny name, serious leadership. And at least four candidate have the last name Strange.

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MARY LOUISE KELLY, Host:

Good morning. I'm Mary Louise Kelly.

LOUISE KELLY: Funny name, serious leadership. The Journal's found at least four candidates with the last name Strange. And then there's that Virginia Democrat running for Congress - Krystal Ball.

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