WHAT IS STATE REP "JOE" MULLERY HIDING?
I did some digging and I'm pretty sure his full name is "JOSEPH."
But seriously, folks...
Marcus Harcus was running for State Rep against "Joe" Mullery until Harcus recently dropped out, barely bothering to disseminate word to voters and so Jeff Skrenes of North by Northside blog stepped to the forefront to inform the public, to the extent the public cares.
Reading the statement released by Harcus (as quoted on North by Northside) I was surprised by its tone. It was the kind of apologetic, taking-time-for-family, cryptically worded bunch of bullcrap you'd expect from some serious and promising political candidate who was caught behind the scenes bopping an intern, not a Facebook statement released by a second rate, wannabe candidate who never had a chance against Mullery, who was barely noticed IN the race and won't be missed much OUT of the race.
So what's the POINT of releasing a statement like this rending your political garments and putting ashes on your forehead?
Or is this what Harcus thinks you're SUPPOSED to say when you drop out of a political race? If so, Marcus would do well to use the "not a scandal behind the scenes, just never really had a chance" script instead of the "I hope my opponent keeps his promise not to make this torrid affair public" script.
North by Northside had mostly kind words for Marcus. This blog, however, is more known for frankness than kindness. To Marcus Harcus, who said he "felt like a loser" in this race, Johnny Northside replies...
Trust your feelings, young Skywalker.
Trying to determine if something juicy was going on behind the scenes, I went to my beloved MNCIS website to look into criminal cases and then, finding nothing like that, I thought I'd take a shot at civil cases.
Nothing current shows up, though some of the old stuff is interesting.
My word, turns out Marcus Harcus has another name, which is "Bendele Hama Mbenge." A change of name case shows up (27-CV-00-001813) in the year 2000. Confusingly, it appears from the case that "Marcus Henry Harcus" petitioned for a new name. And the new name was granted. The "Petitioner" and "Requested Name" are clearly labeled. Marcus Henry Harcus asked to have his name changed to Bendele Hama Mbenge and the request was granted.
This leaves me wondering, "If Harcus was granted a new name, why is he still known as Marcus Harcus? Why is he RUNNING under that name?
Another case shows up where Marcus Harcus and a co-plaintiff named Zakitheia Mearidy sued defendant Park Co-op Apartments. Looks like a run-of-the-mill civil matter.
More interesting is a case where Marcus Harcus sued "We Win Institute" in 2004. We Win is some kind of "fun, productive activities for African American children though everybody is welcome" organization, click here for their website.
Unknown why Marcus sued them. Worth looking into.
Hennepin County was listed as an "Interested Observer" so clearly something, well, INTERESTING was happening in the case.
At this point, I am not sure how many races Marcus Harcus has run. Three consecutive losses in roughly the same geographic location makes you a "perennial also ran" in my book. Harcus is either there already or one race away. I'm going to look into this and try to come up with the specific number though, of course, readers who have some insight should feel free to comment.
Meanwhile, according to his Facebook, Marcus Harcus has turned his attention to beer brewing.