Romney Beats Obama in NJ Cockroach Race
It remains to be seen what happens in November, but Romney has defeated Obama in a New Jersey race in August.
The contestants Thursday were not the president and his Republican challenger, but rather a couple of Madagascar hissing cockroaches standing in for the candidates.
Phillip Cooper, vice president of the New Jersey Pest Management Association, tells The Star-Ledger that it was a close, clean race.
The Cockroach Derby is a regular event for the group, which uses it to drum up publicity. Thursday’s event was the 16th.
It’s also proven a decent predictor of the presidential elections. The group says the candidate represented by the winning roach has won the presidential election 84 percent of the time.
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