A person wearing a now-infamous chicken costume appeared outside the Chattanooga Election Commission this morning, but it wasn't part of any political campaign.
It was a promotional spoof for radio station 107.9 The Duke.
"It was just kind of a play off the humor coming off the political process at the moment," said program manager Duane Shannon. "A lot of people got it this morning."
Still, he said, not everyone got the joke immediately, with several police officers regarding the chicken suspiciously and at least one flipping on their blue lights.
"We had one guy flip her off," said Mr. Shannon.
No political campaigns have responded to the stunt, he said.
A chicken-costumed supporter of former U.S. Rep Ed Bryant reportedly ran down a volunteer for former Chattanooga Mayor Bob Corker's U.S. Senate campaign last week. Mr. Bryant and Mr. Corker are both vying for the Republican nomination in the race to fill the seat of Sen. Bill Frist, who is not seeking re-election.
The radio station's chicken may emerge again, Mr. Shannon said.
"It's a pretty good bet that our chicken will be back out between now and Aug. 3," he said.