First there was Charlotte. Then there was Farmer Hoggett. Now there's Mark Neumann, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate and pig aficionado.
On Monday, the former U.S. Representative introduced a baby piglet named "Mr. Favors" during a campaign event in Milwaukee. Neumann held the pig up as a symbol of the wasteful spending in Washington, also known as "pork."
During the event, held at the Milwaukee Press Club's Newsmakers Luncheon, Neumann discussed his plan to help pay off the country's $15 trillion debt in 30 years. Part of the plan involved getting rid of millions pork projects.
"You see this little guy here, Mr. Favors?" Neumann said. "Sure he's cute, and I like to give him a pat, but that's how we got into this mess. We have lobbyists in Washington who ask our Congress and our president for help. They're paid to push for projects that they want taxpayers to pay for."