This is the most bizarre political ad you’ll see all year

If elected mayor of Minneapolis, Jeffrey Wagner promises he will not "go to the strip clubs anymore.”


Austin Powell


Published Sep 14, 2013   Updated Jun 1, 2021, 6:30 am CDT

Mayoral candidate Jeffrey Wagner has a simple message for the people of Minneapolis: “Wake the fuck up.”

In the most bizarre campaign ad you’ll see all season, Wagner, reportedly a member of the Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party, emerges from a lake in his boxers, coffee in hand, in response to an on-screen request for a mayor that really “represents the people of Minneapolis.”

Wagner says he’s cool making $100K a year, and he makes a few campaign promises. “”I will not take money from the developers. I will not take money from the political angle. I will not even go to the strip clubs anymore.”

No strip clubs? That’s serious.

According to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Wagner is one of more than 30 candidates running for mayor. At least on YouTube, where he has nearly 300,000 views, his approval ratings are through the roof.

Screengrab via YouTube

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*First Published: Sep 14, 2013, 3:10 pm CDT