1. The governor debate
With candidates who decided to dress for the Kentucky Derby, a Duck Dynasty marathon, and a lumberjack competition, the Vermont gubernatorial debate was perhaps the most entertaining political event this year. With current Governor Shumlin essentially having the election locked in, all seven of the candidates were invited to participate in the debate. This proved to be a brilliant move, as it seriously upped the entertainment value.
The entire debate was wildly animated with one candidate lobbying for secession, another encouraging residents to buy lottery tickets with food stamps, and a third accusing the Taliban for the heroin problem. If SNL isn’t doing it for you lately, I highly recommend watching this debate for a chuckle.