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Encyclopedia > Jesse Ventura
Jesse Ventura

In office
January 4, 1999 – January 6, 2003
Lieutenant Mae Schunk
Preceded by Arne Carlson
Succeeded by Tim Pawlenty

Born July 15, 1951 (1951-07-15) (age 56)
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Political party Reform Party 1999-2000
Independence 2000-
Spouse Terry Ventura
Children Tyrel Ventura
Jade Ventura
Profession US Navy Seal
Professional wrestler
Talk Show host
Politician
Jesse Ventura's America

Ventura on his MSNBC talk show Jesse Ventura's America
Starring Jesse Ventura
Production
Location(s) Saint Paul, Minnesota, Flag of the United States United States
Broadcast
Original channel MSNBC
Original run October 4, 2003December 26, 2003
External links
IMDb profile

Jesse Ventura (born July 15, 1951 as James George Janos), also known as "The Body", "The Star", and "The Governing Body", is an American politician, retired professional wrestler, Navy UDT veteran, actor, and former radio and television talk show host. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2004. He is also a 1-time AWA Tag Team Champion. The Governor of Minnesota is the chief executive of the U.S. state of Minnesota, leading the states executive branch. ... is the 4th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ... is the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This is a list of Lieutenant Governors of the U.S. state of Minnesota. ... Mae Schunk (born on May 21, 1934, in Greenwood, Wisconsin) served as the 45th Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota from 1999 to 2003. ... Arne Helge Carlson (born September 24, 1934) is an American politician active in the state of Minnesota. ... Timothy James (Tim) Pawlenty (born November 27, 1960) is an American politician from the Republican Party. ... is the 196th day of the year (197th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Minneapolis redirects here. ... The Reform Party of the United States of America (abbreviated Reform Party USA or RPUSA, generally known simply as the Reform Party) is a political party in the United States, founded by Ross Perot in 1995 who said Americans were disillusioned with the state of politics—as being corrupt and... SEALs in from the water. ... For the NES video game, see Pro Wrestling (video game). ... A talk show (U.S.) or chat show (Brit. ... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      A politician is an individual who is a formally recognized and active member of a government, or a person who influences the way a society is governed through an understanding of political power and group dynamics. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1148x872, 1179 KB) Summary Jesse Ventura, on his short-lived MSNBC talk show Jesse Venturas America . ... For an overview of the Twin Cities metropolitan area, see Minneapolis-Saint Paul. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... For the news website, see msnbc. ... is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The year 2003 in television involved some significant events. ... is the 360th day of the year (361st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The year 2003 in television involved some significant events. ... is the 196th day of the year (197th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      A politician is an individual who is a formally recognized and active member of a government, or a person who influences the way a society is governed through an understanding of political power and group dynamics. ... For the NES video game, see Pro Wrestling (video game). ... Underwater Demolition Teams (UDT) were a precursor to the current United States Navy SEALs. ... Former crewmembers of the battleship Missouri pose for photos shortly after the Anniversary of the End of World War II ceremony, held aboard the famous ship. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... A talk show (U.S.) or chat show (Brit. ... Bret Hart being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2006. ...


In the Minnesota gubernatorial election of 1998 he was elected the 38th Governor of Minnesota and served from January 4, 1999 to January 6, 2003 without seeking a second term. Results Accumulated and Provided by the Office of the Secretary of State - Election Division GOVERNOR AND LT. GOVERNOR 4055 prcts of 4055 reporting or 100. ... The Governor of Minnesota is the chief executive of the U.S. state of Minnesota, leading the states executive branch. ... is the 4th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ... is the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Education, family, entertainment career, and early political career

Ventura was born James George Janos in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the son of Bernice Martha (née Lenz) and George William Janos. His father's parents were ethnic Hungarians from what is today Slovakia, and his mother had German ancestry.[1] Ventura said himself he is Slovak.[2] Ventura (then known by his legal name of Janos) graduated from Minneapolis's Roosevelt High School in 1969. Minneapolis redirects here. ... Née redirects here. ... Roosevelt High School is a public school located in Minneapolis, Minnesota and is part of the Minneapolis Public Schools. ...


From September 11, 1969 to September 10, 1975 he served in the United States Navy as a Navy UDT and was on active duty January 5, 1970 through December 10, 1973 during the Vietnam era. Ventura served with Underwater Demolition Team 12 during his time on active duty. He later served reserve service as a member of SEAL Team ONE. According to the United States Naval Special Warfare Command policy, Ventura is entitled to use the title "SEAL", due to both his service in the UDT and SEAL teams, and his successful graduation from UDT-R (now BUD/S) training. He was awarded the National Defense Ribbon and the Vietnam Service Ribbon but was not in combat to qualify for the Combat Action Ribbon. In his autobiography, Ventura described SEAL training as the toughest experience of his life. "It's worse than anything you can imagine," he wrote, "You have to want it bad, very bad." Ventura always mentioned how much he respected his SEAL instructor Master Chief Petty Officer Terry "Mother" Moy. He asked Moy to stand by his side when he was sworn in as governor. He ended his inaugural address with the SEAL war cry "HOOYAH!" is the 254th day of the year (255th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1969 (number) 1969 (movie) 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... is the 253rd day of the year (254th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... USN redirects here. ... Underwater Demolition Teams (UDT) were a precursor to the current United States Navy SEALs. ... is the 5th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 344th day of the year (345th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... Underwater Demolition Teams (UDT) were a precursor to the current United States Navy SEALs. ... Navy SEALs redirects here. ... NAVSPECWARCOM logo. ... Navy SEALs redirects here. ... Cover of the first English edition of 1793 of Benjamin Franklins autobiography. ...


He returned to Minnesota and attended North Hennepin Community College in the mid-1970s at the same time he began weightlifting and wrestling. It was around this time that he briefly served as a bodyguard for The Rolling Stones. In 1975, Ventura married his wife Terry. The couple have two grown children: a son, Tyrel (b.1980), and a daughter, Jade (b. 1984).[3] Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Largest metro area Minneapolis-St. ... North Hennepin Community College (NHCC) was established in 1966 and sits on an 84 acre (340,000 m²) campus consisting of nine brick buildings, a central courtyard, accessible parking lots, athletic fields, hiking trails, and a nature preserve area. ... This article is about the sport of weightlifting. ... For the NES video game, see Pro Wrestling (video game). ... Rolling Stones redirects here. ...


Wrestling career

He created the stage name Jesse "The Body" Ventura to go with the persona of a bully-ish beach body builder, taking "Ventura" from his wife's maiden name. As a professional wrestler, Ventura wrestled as a "heel", and often used the motto "Win if you can, lose if you must, but always cheat!" Much of his flamboyant persona was copied from "Superstar" Billy Graham, a charismatic and popular performer during the 1970s and '80s.[4] Years later, as a broadcaster, Ventura made a running joke out of claiming that Graham stole all of his ring attire ideas from him. Ventura is the name of several places in the United States of America: Ventura, California Ventura, Iowa Ventura County, California Ventura may also refer to one of the following people: Charlie Ventura, American band leader Jean-Baptiste Ventura (ca. ... For the NES video game, see Pro Wrestling (video game). ... In professional wrestling, a heel is a villain character. ... For other persons named Bill Graham, see Bill Graham (disambiguation). ...

Jesse Ventura in the WWF.

In 1975, Ventura made his debut in the Central States territory, before moving to the Pacific Northwest, where he wrestled for promoter Don Owen.[5] During his stay in Portland, Oregon, he had notable feuds with Dutch Savage and Jimmy Snuka and won the Pacific Northwest Wrestling title twice (once from each wrestler), and the tag team titles six times (twice each with Bull Ramos and "Playboy" Buddy Rose, and once each with Steve Strong and Jerry Oates). He later moved to his hometown promotion, the American Wrestling Association in Minnesota, teaming with Adrian Adonis as the "East-West Connection" in 1979.[6] Image File history File links 11adws. ... Image File history File links 11adws. ... Don Owen (1912-2002) was a professional wrestling promoter working out of Portland, Oregon. ... Nickname: Location of Portland in Multnomah County and the state of Oregon Coordinates: , Country State Counties Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas Incorporated February 8, 1851 Government  - Type Commission  - Mayor Tom Potter[1]  - Commissioners Sam Adams Randy Leonard Dan Saltzman Erik Sten  - Auditor Gary Blackmer Area  - City 376. ... Dutch Savage (real name - Frank Stewart) is a former professional wrestler and wrestling promoter, best known for his time spent competing in Pacific Northwest Wrestling. ... James Reiher (born May 18, 1943) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name of Jimmy Superfly Snuka. ... Playboy Buddy Rose (real name - Paul Perschmann) is an American professional wrestler // Trained by Verne Gagne and Billy Robinson in the mid 70s. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Keith Franke (September 12, 1954 – July 4, 1988 [1]) was an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Adorable Adrian Adonis. ...


The duo won the AWA World Tag Team Championship on July 20, 1980 on a forfeit when Verne Gagne, one-half of the tag team champions along with Mad Dog Vachon, failed to show up for a title defense in Denver, Colorado. The duo held the belts for nearly a year, losing to "The High Flyers" (Greg Gagne and Jim Brunzell). The American Wrestling Association (AWA) World Tag Team Championship was the tag team title for the American Wrestling Association from 1960 until the promotion folded in 1991. ... is the 201st day of the year (202nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Verne Gagne (born February 26, 1926) is a former professional wrestler, trainer and wrestling promoter. ... Mad Dog Maurice Vachon Maurice Vachon (also known as Mad Dog Vachon) was a professional wrestler and is the brother of wrestlers Paul Vachon and the late Vivian Vachon. ... Nickname: Location of Denver in the State of Colorado Location of Colorado in the United States Coordinates: , Country United States State State of Colorado City and County Denver[1] Founded 1858-11-22, as Denver City, K.T.[2] Incorporated 1861-11-07, as Denver City, C.T.[3] Consolidated... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... December 28, 1972 - Moorhead: Dennis Stamp beat Jim Brunzell (AWA debut). ...


Shortly after losing the belts, the duo moved on to the World Wrestling Federation, where they were managed by "Classy" Freddie Blassie. Although the duo was unable to capture the WWF Tag Team Championship, both Adonis and Ventura became title contenders, each earning several title shots at champion Bob Backlund. World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... Fred Blassie (February 8, 1918 – June 2, 2003), better known as Classy Freddie Blassie, was an American professional wrestler and manager born in St. ... Robert Louis Backlund (b. ...


"The Body" continued to wrestle until September 1984 when blood clots in his lungs ended his in-ring career; it forced him to miss a title match against WWF Champion Hulk Hogan. Ventura claimed the blood clots were a result of his exposure to Agent Orange during his time in Vietnam. After a failed comeback bid, he began to do color commentary on television for "All-Star Wrestling" (replacing Angelo Mosca) and later "Superstars of Wrestling" (initially alongside Vince McMahon and Bruno Sammartino, and with McMahon after Sammartino's departure from the WWF in 1988), hosted his own talk segment on the WWF's "Superstars of Wrestling" called "The Body Shop", and did color commentary on radio for a few National Football League teams (among them, the Minnesota Vikings and Tampa Bay Buccaneers). Ventura most notably co-hosted Saturday Night's Main Event with Vince McMahon and the first six WrestleManias (1985-1990) and most of the WWF's Pay-Per-Views at the time with Gorilla Monsoon (the lone exception for Ventura being the first SummerSlam, in which Ventura served as the guest referee during the main event). Following a dispute with WWF Chairman Vince McMahon over him using his image for the video game company Sega, McMahon-who had a contract with rival company Nintendo at the time- released Ventura from the company in August of 1990 [7]. Terrence Gene Bollea (born on August 11, 1953) is an American actor and semi-retired professional wrestler better known by his ring name Hulk Hogan. ... For other uses, see Agent Orange (disambiguation). ... WWF Superstars of Wrestling was a professional wrestling program that debuted on September 6, 1986, replacing WWF Championship Wrestling. ... Vincent Kennedy McMahon (born August 25, 1945) is an American wrestling promoter, occasional professional wrestler, on-screen personality, former play-by-play announcer, and film producer. ... Bruno Leopoldo Francesco Sammartino (born October 6, 1935), is a former professional wrestler, best known for being the longest-running champion of the World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF), holding the title across two reigns for over 12 years in total, as well as the longest World Heavyweight Championship reign in... WWF Superstars of Wrestling was a professional wrestling program that debuted on September 6, 1986, replacing WWF Championship Wrestling. ... NFL redirects here. ... League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1961–present) Western Conference (1961-1969) Central Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC Central (1970-2001) NFC North (2002-present) Current uniform Team colors Purple, Gold, White Fight song Skol, Vikings Mascot Viktor the Viking, Ragnar Personnel Owner Zygi Wilf General... League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1976) AFC West (1976) National Football Conference (1977-present) NFC Central (1977-2001) NFC South (2002-present) Current uniform Team colors Buccaneer Red, Pewter, Black, Orange, White Mascot Captain Fear Personnel Owner Malcolm Glazer General Manager Bruce Allen Head... Saturday Nights Main Event is a professional wrestling television program that aired occasionally from 1985 to 1991, under the World Wrestling Federation banner on NBC in place of Saturday Night Live. ... Official WrestleMania logo WrestleMania is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment since 1985. ... Robert Otto Marella (June 4, 1937 - October 6, 1999), better known by his stage name of Gorilla Monsoon, was an American professional wrestler, play-by-play announcer, and booker. ... SummerSlam 1988 was the first annual SummerSlam professional wrestling pay-per-view event from the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). ...


He also did commentary for World Championship Wrestling from 1992-94. His professional wrestling commentary style was an extension of his wrestling persona, as he was partial to the heels, which was something new and different at the time. The lone exception to this rule was the Wrestlemainia VI match between Hulk Hogan and the Ultimate Warrior. Since they were both faces, Ventura took a neutral position in his commentary; even praising Hogan's display of sportsmanship at the end of the match when he handed over the WWF Championship to the Warrior after he lost the title. The praise of Hogan's action was unusual for Ventura because he regularly rooted against Hogan during his matches. Hogan and Jesse were at one point close friends[8]. However, Jesse abruptedly ended the friendship after he discovered, during his lawsuit against Vince McMahon, that Hogan was the one who had told Vince about Jesse's attempt to form a labor union in 1984.[8] For the Australian professional wrestling promotion, see World Championship Wrestling (Australia). ...


Acting career

Ventura acted in the 1987 movie Predator, whose cast included future California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and future Kentucky Gubernatorial candidate Sonny Landham. He had a starring role in the 1991 sci-fi movie Abraxas, Guardian of the Universe, and supporting roles in The Running Man, Demolition Man, Repossessed, The Master of Disguise (in which he steals the Liberty Bell) and Batman & Robin - the first and last of these also starring Schwarzenegger. Ventura also made an appearance in Major League 2, being "White Lightning" in the movie that the character Willie Mayes Hayes starred in. He also appeared as a self help guru (voice only) in The Ringer trying to turn Johnny Knoxville into a more confident worker. Ventura also had a cameo in The X-Files episode "Jose Chung's From Outer Space" as a Man in Black alongside fellow 'MiB' Alex Trebek. In the Futurama episode "A Head in the Polls", his head is shown in the Hall of Presidents, implying that he was elected President. His jar is labeled Jesse "The Head" Ventura, implying that he changed his nickname once he lost his body. Predator is a 1987 science fiction, action and horror film directed by John McTiernan and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers and Jesse Ventura. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Seal of the Governor of California (without the Roman numerals designating the governors sequence). ... Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (German IPA: ; born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-American bodybuilder, Golden Globe-winning actor, businessman and politician currently serving as the 38th Governor of the U.S. state of California. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  Ranked 37th  - Total 40,444 sq mi (104,749 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... This is a list of Governors of Kentucky: See also Kentucky Categories: Lists of United States governors | Governors of Kentucky ... William M. Sonny Landham (born February 11, 1941 in Canton, Georgia) is an American movie actor and political candidate. ... Abraxas, Guardian of the Universe is a 1991 science-fiction/action film written and directed by Damian Lee and starring Jesse The Body Ventura and Sven-Ole Thorsen, with a cameo by James Belushi. ... The Running Man is a film loosely based on the Stephen King novel of the same name, released in 1987, and was directed by Paul Michael Glaser, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as Ben Richards. ... Demolition Man is an American science fiction-action film released in 1993. ... Repossessed was a 1990 comedy film that spoofed The Exorcist. ... The Master of Disguise is a film released in 2002 starring Dana Carvey, James Brolin and Brent Spiner. ... This article is about the bell. ... For the 1949 serial Batman and Robin, see Batman and Robin (serial). ... Major League II (1994) is a sequel to the 1989 film Major League. ... Philip John Clapp (born March 11, 1971 in Knoxville, Tennessee), better known as Johnny Knoxville, is an American comic actor and daredevil. ... The X-Files is an American Peabody, Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning science fiction television series created by Chris Carter, which first aired on 10 September 1993, and ended on 19 May 2002. ... Jose Chungs From Outer Space is the twentieth episode of the third season of The X-Files. ... This article is about alleged secretive government departments. ... Alex Trebek, with his once-iconic mustache, hosting a 1986 episode of Jeopardy! George Alexander Trebek (born as Giorgi Suka-Alex Trebek [1] on July 22, 1940) is an Emmy Award-winning Canadian-American television personality and game show host whos best known as the host of the game... This article is about the television series. ... A Head in the Polls is the third episode in the second production season of Futurama. ...


Political career

See also: Minnesota gubernatorial election, 1998

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Mayor of Brooklyn Park

Following his depature from the WWF, Ventura took advice from a former high school teacher and ran for mayor of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota in 1990 on the Independent Party ticket.[9] Ventura successfully beat the city's 18-year incumbent mayor and served from 1991 to 1995.[10] Between 1995 and his run for governor, Ventura had a radio call-in show (KSTP-AM 1500) in Minneapolis-St. Paul. A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Location in Hennepin County, Minnesota Coordinates: , Country State County Hennepin Founded 1850s Incorporated 1954 Government  - Mayor Steve Lampi Area  - City 26. ... Entrance to the KSTP studios on University Avenue in Saint Paul, Minnesota KSTP-AM 1500 is one of the two clear channel broadcasters in the Twin Cities (the other is WCCO), with studios in Saint Paul, Minnesota. ... Minneapolis redirects here. ...


Governor of Minnesota

Ventura ran for Governor of Minnesota in 1998 as the nominee for the Reform Party of Minnesota (he later joined the Independence Party of Minnesota when it broke from its association with the Reform Party of the United States of America). His campaign consisted of a combination of aggressive grassroots events and original television spots, designed by quirky adman Bill Hillsman, using the phrase "Don't vote for politics as usual." He spent considerably less than his opponents (about $300,000), and is widely regarded as one of the first candidates to effectively use the Internet as a medium of reaching out to voters in a political campaign. The Independence Party of Minnesota (often abbreviated MNIP, IP or IPM), formerly the Reform Party of Minnesota, is the third largest political party in Minnesota, behind the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) and Republican Party. ... The Reform Party of the United States of America (abbreviated Reform Party USA or RPUSA, generally known simply as the Reform Party) is a political party in the United States, founded by Ross Perot in 1995 who said Americans were disillusioned with the state of politics—as being corrupt and... A grassroots movement (often referenced in the context of a political movement) is one driven by the constituents of a community. ... William Gerard Hillsman, Jr. ...


He won the election in November 1998, narrowly (and unexpectedly) defeating the major-party candidates: St. Paul mayor Norm Coleman (Republican) and Minnesota Attorney General Hubert H. "Skip" Humphrey III (Democratic-Farmer-Labor). For an overview of the Twin Cities metropolitan area, see Minneapolis-Saint Paul. ... See Norman Jay Coleman for the former secretary of Agriculture. ... GOP redirects here. ... The State Attorney General in the United States is an executive office in all 50 US States that serves as the chief legal advisor to the state government and the chief law enforcement officer in the various states. ... Hubert Horatio Skip Humphrey III is an American politician and member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL). ... The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) is a major political party in the US state of Minnesota. ...


After his victory, bumper stickers and T-shirts bearing the slogan "My governor can beat up your governor" appeared in Minnesota and became ubiquitous virtually overnight. Ventura circulated material stating his wish to be known in office as "Jesse 'The Mind'". The nickname stuck, but as a sarcastic and facetious way for opponents to highlight his frequent controversial remarks. Far more frequently, people continued to use "Jesse 'The Body'" or adapt his former stage name as "Jesse 'The Governing Body'."


Ventura went on to gain the highest approval rating of any governor in Minnesota history, with some polls ranking his public approval as high as 73 percent in 1999, despite controversial public comments. Later in his term, however, a decline in the economy and a growing unwillingness by the public to accept some of his more controversial behaviors and statements led to a sharp decline in his popularity. Citing undue media scrutiny into the lives of his family he chose not to run for reelection in 2002.


Political positions

Ventura's main campaign promise was a tax refund to Minnesota residents. The state was running a budget surplus at the time, and Ventura believed that the money should be given back to the public. In political debates, he often admitted that he had not formed an opinion on certain policy questions. Sharing many views with libertarians, Ventura frequently described himself as "fiscally conservative and socially liberal." He selected teacher Mae Schunk as his running mate. His participation in the 1998 Minnesota Governor debates boosted his popularity as a candidate. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... In the United States, taxpayers will get a tax refund, a refund on their U.S. income tax, if the tax they owe is less than the sum of: The total amount of refundable tax credits that they claim. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Largest metro area Minneapolis-St. ... For the rental car company, see Budget Rent a Car. ... In jurisdictions which use the Westminster system of government or a similar system, leaders debates are often held, usually during a general election campaign. ... Look up policy in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article is about the political philosophy based on private property rights. ... Conservatism is a term used to describe political philosophies that favor tradition and gradual change, where tradition refers to religious, cultural, or nationally defined beliefs and customs. ... Liberalism is an ideology, philosophical view, and political tradition which holds that liberty is the primary political value. ... Mae Schunk (born on May 21, 1934, in Greenwood, Wisconsin) served as the 45th Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota from 1999 to 2003. ...


Later as governor, he came to support a unicameral (one-house) legislature, light rail public transport, property tax reform, gay rights, and abortion rights. While funding public school education generously, he opposed the teachers' union, and did not have a high regard for the public funding of higher-education institutions. Additionally, Ventura supported the use of medicinal marijuana, advocated a higher role for third parties in national politics, and favored the concept of instant-runoff voting. For unicameral alphabets, see the article letter case. For The unicameral, see Nebraska Legislature. ... A Legislature is a type of representative deliberative assembly with the power to create, amend and ratify laws. ... This article is about light rail systems in general. ... Property tax, millage tax is an ad valorem tax that an owner of real estate or other property pays on the value of the property being taxed. ... For the LGBT rights article for a particular country, see LGBT rights by country. ... The term public school has three distinct meanings: In the USA and Canada, elementary or secondary school supported and administered by state and local officials. ... The University of Cambridge is an institute of higher learning. ... For the chemical substances known as medicines, see medication. ... Cannabis, also known as marijuana[1] or ganja (Hindi: गांजा),[2] is a psychoactive product of the plant Cannabis sativa. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      Third parties in the United States are political parties other than the two... Example Instant-runoff voting ballot Instant-runoff voting (IRV) is a voting system most commonly used for single member elections in which voters have one vote, but can rank candidates in order of preference. ...


Lacking a party base in the Minnesota House and Senate, Governor Ventura's vetoes were often overridden. A political party is a political organization that seeks to attain political power within a government, usually by participating in electoral campaigns. ... The Minnesota House of Representatives is the lower house in the Minnesota State Legislature. ... The Minnesota Senate is the upper house in the Minnesota Legislature. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Ventura was elected on a Reform party ticket, but he never received support from Ross Perot's Texas faction. When the Reform party was taken over by Pat Buchanan supporters before the presidential elections of 2000, Ventura left the party in February 2000, referring to it as 'hopelessly dysfunctional'. However, he maintained close ties to the Independence Party of Minnesota, which also broke from the Reform party around the same time. Henry Ross Perot (born June 27, 1930) is an American businessman from Texas, who is best known for seeking the office of President of the United States in 1992 and 1996. ... Patrick Joseph Pat Buchanan (born November 2, 1938) is an American politician, author, syndicated columnist and broadcaster. ... The United States presidential election of 2000 was a contest between the Democratic candidate Al Gore versus the Republican candidate of George W. Bush. ... The Independence Party of Minnesota (often abbreviated MNIP, IP or IPM), formerly the Reform Party of Minnesota, is the third largest political party in Minnesota, behind the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) and Republican Party. ...


Litigation

In 1987, while negotiating his contract as a WWF commentator, Ventura waived his rights to royalties on videotape sales when he was falsely told that only feature performers received such royalties. In 1991, having discovered that other non-feature performers received royalties, Ventura brought an action for fraud, misappropriation of publicity rights, and unjust enrichment in Minnesota state court against Titan Sports. The case was removed to federal court, and Ventura won an $801,333.06 jury verdict on the last claim. The judgment was affirmed on appeal, and the case,,[11] 65 F.3d 725 (8th Cir.1995), is an important result in the law of restitution. World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Wikibooks has more about this subject: Marketing Look up publicity in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The following analysis is based on English law. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Largest metro area Minneapolis-St. ... In the U.S., a state court has jurisdiction over disputes which occur in a state. ... Map of the boundaries of the United States Courts of Appeals and United States District Courts The United States district courts are the general trial courts of the United States federal court system. ... An empty jury box in an American courtroom For jury meaning makeshift, see jury rig. ... In law, a verdict indicates the judgment of a case before a court of law. ... Judgment or judgement implies a balanced weighing up of evidence preparatory to making a decision. ... In law, an appeal is a process for making a formal challenge to an official decision. ... Restitution is the name given to a form of legal relief in which the plaintiff recovers something from the defendant that belongs, or should belong, to the plaintiff. ...


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Light rail transit

During the first part of his administration, Ventura strongly advocated for land-use reform and substantial mass transit improvements, such as light rail. In his March 1999 State address, he proclaimed, "I want to ride a train by 2002," referring to a light rail line running between downtown Minneapolis and the Mall of America. He made the light rail project a priority, obtaining additional funding from the Minnesota state legislature to keep the project moving. The Hiawatha Line was completed in 2004, significantly exceeding all ridership estimates. Mass transit redirects here. ... This article is about light rail systems in general. ... This article is about light rail systems in general. ... This article is about the city in Minnesota. ... Mall of America (also MOA, MoA, or the Megamall) is a shopping mall located in the Twin Cities suburb of Bloomington, Minnesota. ... The Hiawatha Line is a 12-mile (19-kilometer) light-rail corridor in Hennepin County, Minnesota that extends from downtown Minneapolis to the southern suburb of Bloomington, connecting to the Minneapolis-St. ...


Controversies as Governor

During his tenure as Governor, Ventura experienced several controversies that drew a considerable amount of fire from the press in the Twin Cities, which has long prided itself on independence from and criticism of the state government.


Garrison Keillor

Shortly after Ventura's election as governor of Minnesota, author and humorist Garrison Keillor wrote a satirical book about the event, spoofing Ventura as "Jimmy (Big Boy) Valente," a self-aggrandizing former "Navy W.A.L.R.U.S. (Water Air Land Rising Up Suddenly)" turned professional wrestler turned politician. Initially, Ventura responded angrily to the satire. He became conciliatory afterwards, however, and said that Keillor "makes Minnesota proud".[12] Look up humorist in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Garrison Keillor (born Gary Edward Keillor on August 7, 1942 in Anoka, Minnesota) is an American author, storyteller, humorist, columnist, musician, satirist, and radio personality. ... 1867 edition of Punch, a ground-breaking British magazine of popular humour, including a good deal of satire of the contemporary social and political scene. ...


Shutdown of the Governor's Mansion

Ventura attracted the ire of critics when he chose not to stay at the governor's mansion during his tenure, choosing instead to shut it down and stay at his home in Maple Grove after the legislature refused to increase spending for security. Critics argued that it meant the loss of jobs for several working-class people at the mansion and re-opening the mansion after Ventura's departure would cost more than if Ventura had kept the mansion open.[13] Maple Grove is a city located in Hennepin County, Minnesota. ...


"Drunken Irishmen" remark

During his term, Ventura made an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman, in which he responded controversially to the question posed by Letterman, "So which is the better city of the Twin Cities, Minneapolis or St. Paul?". Ventura responded, "Minneapolis. Those streets in St. Paul must have been designed by drunken Irishmen". He later apologized for the remark, adding that it was not intended to be taken seriously.[14] Late Show redirects here. ... David Michael Letterman (born April 12, 1947, in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.) is an Emmy Award-winning American television host and comedian. ...


Pledge of Allegiance

Ventura vetoed a bill to require recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools, saying: Recitation means a repetition of what has been said before. ... The Pledge of Allegiance is a promise or oath of allegiance to the United States and the its national flag. ... The term public school has three distinct meanings: In the USA and Canada, elementary or secondary school supported and administered by state and local officials. ...

"I believe patriotism comes from the heart. Patriotism is voluntary. It is a feeling of loyalty and allegiance that is the result of knowledge and belief. A patriot shows their patriotism through their actions, by their choice. No law will make a citizen a patriot".[15]

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China

After a trade mission to China in 2002, he announced that he would not run for a second term as governor of Minnesota. During another trade mission to Cuba in the summer of 2002, he denounced the economic sanctions of the US against that country.[16] This article is about economic exchange. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Largest metro area Minneapolis-St. ... Economic sanctions are economic penalties applied by one country (or group of countries) on another for a variety of reasons. ... For other uses, see Country (disambiguation). ...


Wellstone memorial

Ventura greatly disapproved of some of the actions that took place at the 2002 memorial for Senator Paul Wellstone, his family, and others who died in a plane crash on October 25, 2002. Ventura said, "I feel used. I feel violated and duped over the fact that [the memorial ceremony] turned into a political rally".[17][18] He left halfway through the controversial speech made by Wellstone's best friend, Rick Kahn. Because of the rally and other issues revolving around the exclusion of third-party candidates from the resulting election, he appointed Dean Barkley to represent Minnesota in the Senate until Wellstone's term expired in January 2003. Al Franken wrote that Ventura was disrespectful at the memorial, notably for chewing gum throughout the service. Type Upper House President of the Senate Richard B. Cheney, R since January 20, 2001 President pro tempore Robert C. Byrd, D since January 4, 2007 Members 100 Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party Last elections November 7, 2006 Meeting place Senate Chamber United States Capitol Washington, DC United States... Paul David Wellstone (July 21, 1944 – October 25, 2002) was an American politician and two-term U.S. Senator from Minnesota. ... is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... For other uses, see Demonstration. ... Rick Kahn was the volunteer campaign treasurer and close friend of the late senator Paul Wellstone (D-MN). ... Dean M. Barkley (born August 31, 1950) served as a member of the United States Senate, representing Minnesota from November 4, 2002 to January 3, 2003. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Largest metro area Minneapolis-St. ... Alan Stuart Al Franken (born May 21, 1951) is an Emmy Award–winning American comedian, actor, author, screenwriter, political commentator, radio host and, recently, politician. ...


The media

Ventura enjoyed an arduous relationship with the local media. He referred to them as "media jackals," a term that even appeared on the required press passes to enter the governor's press area.[19] He accused the media of hounding him and his family for personal behaviors and beliefs while neglecting coverage of important policy issues. Later, Ventura told a reporter for The Boston Globe that he would have run for a second term if he had been single, referencing the media's effect on his family life.[20] The Boston Globe (and Boston Sunday Globe) is the most widely circulated daily newspaper in Boston, Massachusetts and New England. ...

Statements on prostitution

In one of his books, Ventura mentions a visit to a prostitute near Reno, Nevada and he admitted to visiting brothels in the Philippines while serving in the military. Ventura has publicly stated that prostitution should be legal, since it will exist in any case, and legal controls protecting the health of clients and workers are needed.[21] He said "I voted in hopes to make prostitution legal once, and I'd do it again in a second".[22] He admitted to trading a belt made of gun cartridge cases in exchange for 10 dollars plus the services of a prostitute in Nevada during his younger days. Whore redirects here. ... Reno redirects here. ... A brothel, also known as a bordello or whorehouse, is an establishment specifically dedicated to prostitution, providing the prostitutes a place to meet and to have sex with the clients. ... Whore redirects here. ...


Early resignation

Governor Ventura sparked media criticism when, nearing the end of his term, he suggested that he might resign from office early to allow his lieutenant governor, Mae Schunk, an opportunity to serve as governor. He further stated that he wanted her to be the state's first female governor, and have her portrait painted and hung in the Capitol along with the other governors. Ventura quickly retreated from the comments, saying he was just floating an idea.[23] Mae Schunk (born on May 21, 1934, in Greenwood, Wisconsin) served as the 45th Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota from 1999 to 2003. ...


Health

In 2002, Ventura suffered a severe blood clot in his lungs that left him hospitalized.[24]


During his wrestling days, Ventura was a user of anabolic steroids, used to increase his already considerable physique. He admitted to this after retiring from competition, and went on to make public service announcements and appear in printed ads and on posters warning young people about the dangers and health risks of using steroids.[25] Crystal structure of human sex hormone-binding globulin, transporting 5α-dihydrotestosterone. ...


Religion

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"Organized religion is a sham and a crutch for weak-minded people who need strength in numbers. It tells people to go out and stick their noses in other people's business."

In his 1999 best-selling memoir I Ain't Got Time to Bleed, Ventura responded to the controversy sparked by these remarks by elaborating on his views concerning religion: "I’d like to clarify [my comments published in Playboy] about religious people being weak-minded. I didn’t mean all religious people. I don’t have any problem with the vast majority of religious folks. I count myself among them, more or less. But I believe because it makes sense to me, not because I think it can be proven. There are lots of people out there who think they know the truth about God and religion, but does anybody really know for sure? That’s why the founding fathers built freedom of religious belief into the structure of this nation, so that everybody could make up their minds for themselves. But I do have a problem with the people who think they have some right to try to impose their beliefs on others. I hate what the fundamentalist fanatics are doing to our country. It seems as though, if everybody doesn’t accept their version of reality, that somehow invalidates it for them. Everybody must believe the same things they do. That’s what I find weak and destructive."[26] As a literary genre, a memoir (from the French: mémoire from the Latin memoria, meaning memory), or a reminiscence, forms a subclass of autobiography, although it is an older form of writing. ... This article is about the term God in the context of monotheism and henotheism. ... Scene at the Signing of the Constitution of the United States, by Howard Chandler Christy. ... The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen guarantees freedom of religion, as long as religious activities do not infringe on public order in ways detrimental to society. ... Look up fundamentalism in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Fanaticism is an emotion of being filled with excessive, uncritical zeal, particularly for an extreme religious or political cause, or with an obsessive enthusiasm for a pastime or hobby. ...


Ventura endorsed equal rights for religious minorities, as well as people who don't believe in God, by declaring July 4, 2002, "Indivisible Day" through this proclamation: Equal Rights redirects here. ... Minority religion is the religion held by a minority of the population of a country, state, or region. ... Atheist redirects here. ...

"WHEREAS: The unique feature of this nation at its founding was its establishment of a secular Constitution that separated government from religion - something never done before; and WHEREAS: Our secular Constitution has enabled people of all worldviews to coexist in harmony, undivided by sectarian strife; and WHEREAS: President James Madison made clear the importance of maintaining this harmony when he said, "The purpose of separation of church and state is to keep forever from these shores the endless strife that has soaked the soil of Europe in blood for centuries"; and WHEREAS: The diversity of our people requires mutual respect and equal protection for all our citizens, including minority groups, if we are to remain "One nation, indivisible"; and WHEREAS: It is the unfettered diversity of ideas and worldviews that have made our nation the strongest and most productive in the world; and WHEREAS: Eternal vigilance must be maintained to guard against those who seek to stifle ideas, establish a narrow orthodoxy, and divide our nation along arbitrary lines of race, ethnicity, and religious belief or non-belief. NOW, THEREFORE, I, JESSE VENTURA, Governor of Minnesota, do hereby proclaim that Thursday, July 4, 2002 shall be observed as: INDIVISIBLE DAY In the State Of Minnesota."

Governor Ventura's office accidentally proclaimed October 13 to 19, 2002 as "Christian Heritage Week" in Minnesota.[27][28] This article concerns secularity, that is, being secular, in various senses. ... For other persons named James Madison, see James Madison (disambiguation). ... is the 286th day of the year (287th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Outside career

Ventura has been criticized for privately profiting from his heightened popularity. He was hired as host for the failed XFL football enterprise, served as a referee at a World Wrestling Federation match, and published several books during his tenure as governor. On his weekly radio show, he often criticized the media for focusing on these deals rather than on his policy proposals.[29] ‹ The template below is being considered for deletion. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... SummerSlam 1999 was the twelfth annual SummerSlam professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). ... Look up policy in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Post-gubernatorial life

Ventura was succeeded in his office by Republican Tim Pawlenty. He began a cable television show in October, 2003, on MSNBC called Jesse Ventura's America. The show was broadcast once a week, on Saturdays, unlike many MSNBC shows which are on five nights a week (this show was originally planned for five nights a week as well, but MSNBC executives changed their minds). At the time of its airing, Jesse Ventura's America was the only national television show filmed in Minnesota. Among his guests were Charles Barkley, Gray Davis, Arianna Huffington, Rob Kampia, and Kathy McKee. However, the show was soon canceled. Timothy James (Tim) Pawlenty (born November 27, 1960) is an American politician from the Republican Party. ... For the news website, see msnbc. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Largest metro area Minneapolis-St. ... This article is about the basketball player. ... Joseph Graham Davis Jr. ... Arianna Huffington (born Arianna Stassinopoulos (Greek: Αριάννα Στασινόπουλου) on July 15, 1950 in Athens, Greece) is an author and nationally syndicated columnist in the United States. ... Rob Kampia is the founder of the Marijuana Policy Project. ...


In 2004, fellow Navy veteran and Harvard graduate student Christopher Mora promoted the idea that the academic establishment had failed to reach out to citizens experienced in public service, but who did not fit the traditional idea of a politician. He successfully lobbied for the selection of Ventura, who started teaching a study group at Harvard University for the Spring 2004 semester as a visiting fellow at the Kennedy School of Government's Institute of Politics (IOP). His 90-minute study group focused on third party politics, campaign finance, the war on drugs, and other relevant political issues. Ventura scheduled multiple famous friends to appear for his seminars including Dean Barkley and Richard Marcinko. These presentations were among the highest attended in the history of the IOP[citation needed]. Harvard redirects here. ... Harvard redirects here. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ... The John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University (colloquially known as the Kennedy School, Harvard Kennedy School and HKS[1]) is a public policy and public administration school, and one of Harvards graduate and professional schools. ... Dean M. Barkley (born August 31, 1950) served as a member of the United States Senate, representing Minnesota from November 4, 2002 to January 3, 2003. ... Richard Marcinko Commanding Officer of SEAL Team 6 Richard Dick Marcinko (born November 21, 1940 in Lansford, Pennsylvania), is one of the United States most accomplished and recognized special operations experts, with over 30 years of experience in a variety of specialties including counter-terrorism, intelligence and special operations. ...


On March 14, 2004, Ventura appeared as an honored guest at World Wrestling Entertainment's (WWE) WrestleMania XX as part of the "WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2004." Later in the evening he approached the ring to interview Donald Trump, who had a front row seat at the event. Trump affirmed that Ventura would receive his moral and financial support were he to ever reenter the world of politics. Alluding to the 2008 election, Ventura boldly announced that "In 2008, maybe we oughta put a wrestler in the White House". is the 73rd day of the year (74th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... WrestleMania XX was the twentieth WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view produced by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). ... WWE Hall of Fame logo, 2004-present. ... Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946 in Queens, New York, New York) is an American business executive, entrepreneur, television and radio personality and author. ... The United States presidential election of 2008, scheduled to be held on November 4, 2008, will be the 55th consecutive quadrennial president and vice president of the United States. ... For other uses, see White House (disambiguation). ...


On October 22, 2004, with Ventura by his side, former Maine Governor Angus King endorsed John Kerry for President at the Minnesota state capitol building. Ventura did not say a word at the press conference, showing his continued contempt for the press. When prodded for a statement, Governor King responded, "He plans to vote for John Kerry, but he doesn't want to make a statement and subject himself to the tender mercies of the Minnesota press".[30] is the 295th day of the year (296th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Official language(s) None (English and French de facto) Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 39th  - Total 33,414 sq mi (86,542 km²)  - Width 210 miles (338 km)  - Length 320 miles (515 km)  - % water 13. ... Angus King Angus S. King, Jr. ... John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is the junior United States Senator from Massachusetts, in his fourth term of office. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Largest metro area Minneapolis-St. ... John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is the junior United States Senator from Massachusetts, in his fourth term of office. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Largest metro area Minneapolis-St. ...


In November 2004, an advertisement began airing in California featuring Ventura. In it, Ventura voices his opposition to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's policies regarding Native American casinos. Like Hogan, Schwarzenegger at one point was also a close friend of Ventura as well, but since Schwarzeneggr's victory in California, Ventura has not reportedly given him any praise; Schwarzenegger didn't even mention Ventura's name in an interview with Fox News in 2005, where reporter Chris Wallace asked him if he was quote "the next Jesse Ventura" [31]. Ventura is serving as an advisory board member for a new group called Operation Truth, a non-profit organization set up "to give voice to troops who served in Iraq." “The current use of the National Guard is wrong....These are men who did not sign up to go occupy foreign nations”.[32] This article is about the U.S. state. ... Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (German IPA: ; born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-American bodybuilder, Golden Globe-winning actor, businessman and politician currently serving as the 38th Governor of the U.S. state of California. ... This article is about the people indigenous to the United States. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Chris Wallace (born October 12, 1947) is an American journalist, currently the host of Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace. ... Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America is a non-profit (501(c)(4)), non-partisan Veterans organization that seeks to amplify the soldiers voice in the American public dialogue. ... A non-profit organization (abbreviated NPO, or non-profit or not-for-profit) is an organization whose primary objective is to support an issue or matter of private interest or public concern for non-commercial purposes, without concern for monetary profit. ... The United States National Guard is a significant component of the United States armed forces military reserve. ...


In August 2005, Ventura became the spokesperson for BetUS, an online Sportsbook.[33] Sportsbook at Wynn Las Vegas, during Super Bowl XLII, February 2008 A sportsbook (sometimes abbreviated as book) or a race and sports book is a place where a gambler can wager on various sports competitions, including golf, football, basketball, baseball, hockey, soccer, horse racing, boxing, and mixed martial arts. ...


In 2005, Ventura repeatedly discussed leaving the United States. In September of 2005, Ventura announced on The Mike Malloy Show that he was leaving the U.S. and planned to "have an adventure". In late October 2005, he went on the The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch and reiterated that he was leaving the U.S. due to, among other things, censorship. He has since moved to Baja California, Mexico. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Mike Malloy. ... The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch is a talk show on CNBC hosted by Donny Deutsch. ... Donald Jay Donny Deutsch (born November 22, 1957 in Queens, New York) is an advertising executive and host of the CNBC talk show The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch. ... For other uses, see Censor. ... Location within Mexico Municipalities of Baja California Country Capital Municipalities 5 Largest City Tijuana Government  - Governor José Guadalupe Osuna Millán (PAN)  - Federal Deputies PAN: 8  - Federal Senators Alejandro González (PAN) Rafael Díaz (PAN) Fernando Castro (PRI) Area Ranked 12th  - Total 69,921 km² (26,996. ...


In September of 2006, Ventura endorsed and campaigned with independent Texas gubernatorial candidate Kinky Friedman,[34] and Independence Party of Minnesota 's gubernatorial candidate Peter Hutchinson and Team Minnesota. He revealed he now spends much of his time surfing near his home in Mexico. Kinky Friedman contemplates a question from the audience at a campaign rally in Bastrop, Texas Richard S. Kinky Friedman (born October 31, 1944) is an American singer, songwriter, novelist, humorist, politician and former columnist for Texas Monthly. ... Peter Hutchinson (born December 17, 1949) is a candidate for the office of governor of Minnesota in the 2006 election. ... For other uses, see Surfing (disambiguation). ...


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In April 2008, a book authored by Ventura, titled Don't Start the Revolution Without Me was released. In it, Ventura describes a hypothetical campaign in which he is a candidate for President of the United States in 2008, running as an independent.[35] In an interview with the Associated Press at the time of the book's release, however, Ventura denied any plans for a presidential bid, stating that the scenario is only imaginary and not indicative of a "secret plan to run".[36] Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... The United States presidential election of 2008, scheduled to be held on November 4, 2008, will be the 55th consecutive quadrennial president and vice president of the United States. ... The Associated Press, or AP, is an American news agency, the worlds largest such organization. ...


However, in an interview on CNN's The Situation Room on April 7, Ventura hinted that he is considering entering the race for the United States Senate seat now held by Norm Coleman, his Republican opponent in the 1998 Gubernatorial race.[37] The Cable News Network, commonly known as CNN, is a major cable television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner. ... This article is about the CNN news program. ... April 7 is the 97th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (98th in leap years). ... The 2008 Minnesota U.S. Senate election will take place on November 4, 2008. ... Type Upper House President of the Senate Richard B. Cheney, R since January 20, 2001 President pro tempore Robert C. Byrd, D since January 4, 2007 Members 100 Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party Last elections November 7, 2006 Meeting place Senate Chamber United States Capitol Washington, DC United States...


Questions regarding 9/11

On April 2nd, 2008, Jesse Ventura expressed doubts on the Alex Jones radio show about some of the events of the 9/11 attacks.[38][unreliable source?]. He said that he felt that many unanswered questions remain, such as how World Trade Center Building 7, which was not struck by a plane, could have collapsed on the afternoon of 9/11 in a manner which resembled a perfectly executed controlled demolition[39][unreliable source?] Ventura stated: Notable men called Alex Jones: Alex Jones (U.S. journalist) Alex Jones (British playwright) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The date that commonly refers to the attacks on United States citizens on September 11, 2001 (see the September 11, 2001 Attacks). ... For other uses, see World Trade Center (disambiguation). ... Ground Zero debris with markup showing building locations. ... According to the controlled demolition hypothesis conspiracy theory, the World Trade Center was not destroyed by the planes that crashed into it as part of the September 11th attacks, nor by the fires that followed, but by explosives or other devices planted in the buildings in advance. ...

"Two planes struck two buildings . . . but how is it that a third building fell 5 hours later? How could this building just implode into its own footprint 5 hours later - that's my first question - the 9/11 Commission didn't even devote one page to that in their big volume of investigation . . . In my opinion, there is no doubt that that building was brought down with demolition."[40][unreliable source?]

He also expressed bewilderment at how the Twin Towers appeared pulverized[41] and wondered how they could drop at virtually free-fall speed, when, he claimed, no other massive steel-framed buildings had ever collapsed in this manner due to fire before. He stated:

"How could those buildings fall at the speed of gravity - if you put a stopwatch on them, both of those World Trade Center buildings were on the ground in ten seconds - how can that be? ... [Also] jet fuel is four-fifths kerosene, which is not a hot-burning fuel: and they want us to believe that it melted these steel-structured girders and caused these buildings to pancake-collapse to the ground?! I was on the site within two weeks after it happened, and I saw none of these 'pancakes'. Wouldn't they all be piled up in a huge mass on the ground? And yet everything was blown into dust! When you look at it from that aspect, none of it makes any sense, if you apply common sense to it ..." [40]

Ventura also appeared on Opie And Anthony on April 8, 2008, discussing his views on 9/11 with the shows hosts.


Electoral history

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Professional wrestling

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Ring name(s) Jesse "The Body" Ventura
Billed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
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Wrestling facts

  • Finishing and signature moves

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Wrestling championships and accomplishments

  • AWA Southern Heavyweight Championship (2 times)
  • International Wrestling Institute and Museum
  • NWA Hawaii Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Steve Strong
  • Cauliflower Alley Club
  • Iron Mike Mazurki Award (1999)

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Books

  • I Ain't Got Time to Bleed:Reworking the Body Politic from the Bottom up. ISBN 978-0451200860. 
  • Do I Stand Alone?: Going to the Mat Against Political Pawns and Media Jackals. ISBN 978-0743405874. 
  • Jesse Ventura Tells It Like It Is: America's Most Outspoken Governor Speaks Out About Government (co-authored with Heron Marquez). ISBN 978-0822503859. 
  • Don't Start the Revolution Without Me! (co-authored with Dick Russell). ISBN 978-1602392731. 

Notes

  1. ^ Ancestry of Jesse Ventura
  2. ^ April 1, 2008, in Larry King interview with Ventura on NBC
  3. ^ Jesse Ventura - Biography
  4. ^ John Molinaro, The Top 100 Pro Wrestlers of All Time, (Winding Stair Press: 2002), page 199
  5. ^ Ibid.
  6. ^ Ibid.
  7. ^ Jake Tapper, "Body Slam: The Jesse Ventura Story," pg. 104-105
  8. ^ a b Jesse Ventura, "I Ain't Got Time To Bleed pg. 108
  9. ^ Jake Tapper, "Body Slam: The Jesse Ventura Story," pg. 105-108
  10. ^ http://www.morris.umn.edu/register/article.php?volume=11&issue=5&section=feature&index=2
  11. ^ http://www.jollylager.com/pub/caselaw/ventura.html Ventura v. Titan Sports, Inc.
  12. ^ Current.org | Keillor v. Ventura
  13. ^ National Briefing | Midwest: Minnesota: Governor Shuts Mansion - New York Times
  14. ^ Gov. Ventura Stumbles - New York Times
  15. ^ freedomforum.org: Minnesota governor vetoes Pledge of Allegiance requirement
  16. ^ MPR: Ventura begins final foreign journey as governor
  17. ^ FOXNews.com - Ventura May Tap Independent to Wellstone's Seat; Mondale Officially in for Dems - Politics | Republican Party | Democratic Party | Political Spectrum
  18. ^ Honor & Civility, RIP
  19. ^ Provocative Press Pass Miffs Minnesota Media
  20. ^ The Body politic - The Boston Globe
  21. ^ Jesse Ventura Quotes
  22. ^ mplsmirror.com - Place Pigapolis: Mayor Rybak, Who Needs LGA?
  23. ^ Ventura May Leave Office Early - Political Wire
  24. ^ CNN.com - Ventura hospitalized with blood clot in lung - July 9, 2002
  25. ^ This Week In FDA History
  26. ^ Jesse Ventura on Principles & Values
  27. ^ Religion News
  28. ^ National Briefing | Midwest: Minnesota: Christians One Up On Ventura - New York Times
  29. ^ MPR: Ventura - the year in review
  30. ^ MPR: Speechless no more, Ventura stumps for Kerry at colleges
  31. ^ http://www.newshounds.us/2005/05/09/arnold_schwarzenegger_politics_as_movie_script.php
  32. ^ Army News, benefits, careers, entertainment, photos, promotions - Army Times HOME
  33. ^ BetUS Events and Interviews
  34. ^ http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/G/GOVERNOR_KINKY?SITE=MAFAL&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT
  35. ^ Condon, PatrickVintage Ventura on Display in New Book, Associated Press. Accessed 10 January 2008
  36. ^ Freed, Joshua."Ventura:No Plans to Run Again, but...", Associated Press. Accessed on April 1, 2008
  37. ^ Jesse Ventura Running For The Senate?!, YouTube.com
  38. ^ Watson, Paul Joseph. Former Governor Jesse Ventura: WTC Collapse A Controlled Demolition, www.prisonplanet.com. Accessed on April 3, 2008
  39. ^ Ventura Regrets Not Being More Skeptical Over 9/11. Retrieved on April 8, 2008
  40. ^ a b Jesse Ventura on 9/11 with Alex Jones 2008, youtube.com. Accessed on April 7, 2008
  41. ^ Ventura says he regrets initial acceptance of 9/11 explanations, Associated Press, April 3, 2008

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References

  • deFiebre, Conrad. "Record-high job approval for Ventura; Many Minnesotans like his style, don't mind moonlighting." Star Tribune 22 Jul. 1999: 1A+.
  • deFiebre, Conrad. "Using body language, Ventura backs Kerry." Star Tribune 23 Oct. 2004: 1A+.
  • Kahn, Joseph P. "The Body Politic." The Boston Globe 25 Feb. 2004. Accessed April 28, 2004.
  • Olson, Rochelle and Bob von Sternberg. "GOP demands equal time; Wellstone aide apologizes; Ventura upset." Minneapolis Star-Tribune 31 Oct. 2002: 1A+.

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