The unemployed former felon wants to put Americans back to work .
"I am also the best choice for the image award next year," he says.
CBS News Congressional Correspondent Nancy Cordes reports that this election year was silly season. Rhode Island gubernatorial candidate Democrat .
"I stand by my words," says Caprio.
Ohio Republican Rich Iott, who's running for Congress, used to .
"This was not just something to do for fun," says Iott. "This is actually serious business."
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For some candidates, the media scrutiny was just too much. Sharron Angle, running for the Senate against Majority Leader Harry Reid, .
Bodyguards for Alaska Tea Party Republican Joe Miller actually for daring to ask questions. New York's Carl Paladino, another tea party standout, preferred to be his own muscle.
Who would have thought that Paladino, who called his dog his chief of staff, would be upstaged in New York's governor's debate by Jimmy McMillan, who repeated the phrase,
Not to be outdone, their opponent, former Manhattan madam .
"In other words, vote homo, not Cuomo," she says in the ad.
Then there's Democratic congressman Alan Grayson of Florida who likened former Vice President Dick Cheney to a vampire.
"Because of the blood that drips from his teeth while he's talking," said Grayson on "Hardball."
That's nothing compared to what Grayson called his opponent in this TV ad:
says an announcer in the ad.
It's enough to make , "I'm not a witch," seem pedestrian.