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Ass Clown of the Week: Matt Bartle, State Senator Wants to Ban Nudity at Strip Clubs

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This might make it difficult for me to secure that interview with state senator Matt Bartle (R - Kansas City), but what can I say?

The people have spoken, and they've elected Bartle as Daily RFT's "Ass Clown of the Week."

Bartle won the the vote for his bill -- approved by the Senate last week -- that would outlaw nudity in Missouri strip clubs and impose other regulations such as banning alcohol consumption and curtailing operating hours.

Among the five candidates competing for the last week's Ass Clown title, Bartle earned exactly 30 percent of the vote.

Tied for second with 21 percent of the vote each were state senator Gary Nodler (R - Joplin), who opposes changing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" out of fear of insulting Muslims and increasing terrorist attacks, and Scott Cohen, the democratic candidate for Illinois' lieutenant governorship who resigned last week over allegations he held a knife to the throat of his former prostitute girlfriend.

View all the candidates, and see the results, here.

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