What do Jon Tester, George Harrison, and Sam Raimi Have in Common?


Watch these three videos back-to-back.

The first is a new ad released this week by Montana Senate candidate Jon Tester, a wolf-hating, steak-loving, buzz-cut-having Democrat who is locked in a wacky and wild campaign that could very well determine control of the Senate. He—along with the talking zombie wildlife nailed to his cabin walls—wants you to remember that he’s a Democrat hunters can get behind:

Now, watch this segment of the music video for George Harrison’s 1987 cover of “Got My Mind Set on You“:

Finally: This bizarre sequence from Sam Raimi‘s 1987 slapstick horror movie Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn:

So what exactly do Jon Tester, George Harrison, and Sam Raimi have in common? Magical talking zombie wildlife on their cabin walls. That’s what.

He could use a little bit of magic at this point. The latest survey from Mason–Dixon has Tester trailing his Republican challenger, Rep. Denny Rehberg, by three points.

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