Libertarian chair candidate strips at party's convention on a 'dare'

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Libertarian Chair Candidate Strips at Party's Convention on a 'Dare'

A candidate for chairman of the Libertarian Party gave C-SPAN viewers a shock when he started stripping at the party's national convention in Orlando, Florida, on Sunday.

Politician James Weeks was supporting the vice presidential campaign of Derrick Grayson when he said "I figured we could use a little bit of fun," then got the crowd to start clapping before taking off his suit, shirt and tie all while dancing.

Some brief cheering for the Michigan politician was soon replaced by boos. Weeks said, "I'm sorry; it was a dare," and quickly ended his campaign for party chairman.

The Huffington Post noted Weeks' Facebook page was full of comments from angry Libertarians. But it seems those comments have since been taken down.

At least one Libertarian delegate has tried to revoke Weeks' party membership.

Not that there's ever a great time for politicians stripping, but Sunday may have been an especially bad choice, considering it was the same day the Libertarian Party nominated their presidential candidate. Gary Johnson was ultimately selected.

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