Tennessee Man Runs for Governor To Get His Pet Raccoon Back

A Tennessee man named Mark “Coonrippy” Brown announced he is running for governor, pulling a petition for the office on Friday with intentions to challenge incumbent Gov. Bill Haslam in the Republican primary in August. His reason? Brown, a licensed firearms dealer who became nationally famous last year when state officials confiscated his raccoon “Rebekah,” wants to shed light on the state ignoring petitions for him to get back his pet, WBIR reports.

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