Tough titties for bondage columnist running for office

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Bettie Page getting spanked, via Wikipedia

The 2010 40th district race for State House rep has been called historic for two reasons: this is the first time two openly gay candidates are running against each other (there are 14 gay candidates on the ballot this February 2nd), and second because this is the first time a bondage columnist is running for office.

Joe Laiacona, a part-time computer science teacher at Columbia College by day and leather master named Jack Rinella by night, is running against incumbent Deborah Mell. If that last name sounds familiar, it’s because Deb Mell is Blagojevich’s sister-in-law, and was the only one to vote against the governor’s impeachment.   Deb Mell is also the daughter of Alderman Richard Mell, the “driving force”  behind Blagojevich’s win as governor.

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