Bill Maher: Targeting Kline for 'quietly just doing the job wrong'

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Comedian Bill Maher arrives at HBO's Annual Emmy Awards Post Award Reception in Los Angeles on August 29, 2010.
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Minnesota's second district congressional race is getting some unexpected national attention after comedian Bill Maher announced that he would work to defeat Republican Rep. John Kline, who's up for re-election in November.

Maher made the announcement on his HBO program earlier this month, saying his viewers picked Kline over many other Republicans in what he called the "Flip a District" contest.

MPR News Reporter Brett Neely talked with Maher earlier this week. On The Daily Circuit, we play a clip from their interview. For the full story, listen to Neely's story Friday on Morning Edition.

Here's Maher's announcement (Note: The video includes some graphic language):

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