Courtesy of Law and Crime:

A former Trump campaign aide who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI in the Mueller probe saw his bid for a seat in the House of Representatives fall flat on Super Tuesday.

George Papadopoulos, you may remember, spent 12 days in prison after being caught up in the Russia probe. When he emerged, the 32-year-old once dismissed as a “coffee boy” by his former allies said he was railroaded. Papadopoulos got up off of the mat and tried to seize the day in California. But he and a number of long-shot bidders (like progressive Cenk Uygur) vied to no avail for the seat left vacant by former Rep. Katie Hill (D-Calif.).

In a recent interview with Los Angeles Magazine, Papadopoulos said he wasn’t running “to be a joke.”

“I’ve had a lot of people say that California’s a lost cause, and we can’t win this at all. This was a district that was held by the Republicans for 26 years, OK?” he told the outlet. “If I just wanted to go on notoriety, I’d run against Adam Schiff in Hollywood. I guarantee you I’d be in the news every day. I would’ve raised millions of dollars, and I would’ve lost in a landslide. That’s not what I’m running for. I’m not running to be a joke. I’m actually running to win.”

He may have been “running to win” but in actuality, he lost, and lost big.

So now we have to debate whether it hurt him more to have been part of the Trump team, or that he spent time in prison? 

I think the first choice was probably the bigger problem. 

And let me just say how profoundly happy I am that Cenk Uygar did so basly as well. 

That guy is a fucking joke now, and he just needs to fade away.