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A man who was once arrested for fighting a drag queen with a tiki torch while dressed as a member of the KKK is running for mayor.
Boyd Corbin, who donned an ironic Ku Klux Klan outfit – complete with pointed hat – and grabbed a bamboo torch for a Halloween party in 2012, landed himself in court facing aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after beating up a drag queen.
The 46-year-old, who has made a name for himself since that fateful night speaking out about his perceived injustice, has now spectacularly announced he is running for mayor in Wilton Manors, Florida.
‘I’ve knocked on like 90 per cent of the doors in Wilton Manors,’ he told the New Times.
‘I’ve been doing about two hours a day for the last month, three hours on weekends. I get a real good feel for what’s going on in the city. People aren’t really happy with what’s happening.’
Mr Corbin, who has long claimed the drag queen attacked him and he was just defending himself, will go on trial for his assault charge in November.
But in the meantime, he has thrown his hat into the race for mayor and claims his one-issue assault on the political establishment has provided a solid foundation for the campaign.
‘The incumbent thinks everything is hunky-dory,’ he said.