An legend entered the Tennessee gubernatorial race in an effort to get back his pet raccoon, who was seized by authorities last year.
Mark ‘Coonrippy’ Brown, 55, stole the Internet’s heart after videos of him showering with his pet Rebekah went viral on YouTube. Since July, he’s been fighting to regain custody after wildlife officials went to his home in Gallatin and confiscated her.
He feels that his best chance to get Rebekah back is to challenge incumbent Gov. Bill Haslam in the Republican primary in August.
“Governor Haslam ignored the cries from the entire United States,” Brown told the paper.