Jesse Ventura becomes governor of Minnesota in 1998

The biggest upset last night was in Minnesota, where flamboyant former pro wrestler Jesse (the Body) Ventura pile-drived the pundits and got himself elected governor. With his plain-spoken, unconventional third-party campaign, the 6-foot-4, shaven-pated Ventura put a hammerlock on the electorate and body-slammed the many critics who dismissed him as a flake.

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