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Republican Glenn Jacobs, also known as WWE’s Kane, was elected mayor of Knox County, Tennessee, Thursday. Kane won the Republican primary back in May by just 17 votes, and immediately became the overwhelming favorite for the gig in the solidly conservative area.

“The great thing was, this professional wrestler—and I normally don’t use wrestling analogies for the campaign—but this professional wrestler got into a no-holds-barred, last-man-standing match, and when the bell rung, he was victorious. We were victorious.”

Stirring stuff. Kane’s muddied and vaguely libertarian politics are unpacked in this very good blog from David Bixenspan, but his policy positions will matter less and less to Knox County residents should it turn out that this diabolical son of Paul Bearer is still the type of guy to conjure lightning from hell when he’s pissed off.