A classmate of mine from high school is running for a seat in Congress. He lives in Kansas now, and is running as a Republican in a district that's been held by a Democrat for the past 8 years. The current thinking seems to be that my friend will win the primary next month, but then lose to the incumbent in the general election. I found one website that tracks fundraising, and the incumbent has about a $5 to $1 advantage over my friend.
I was trying to think of any "skeletons" that this classmate could have in his closet from our high school days. I couldn't really come up with anything. The guy took the upper-level academic courses, played in the band, and ran track. The only thing that even came close to a scandal was when he dressed up as Boy George for a senior class skit and danced to "Church of the Poison Mind." I Know. That's it. That's all I've got. Sorry.