No one has seen him; no one has heard him speak. Outside of his home county of Pike, there is probably no Democrat who could recognize him on sight.
Tuesday, the Waverly resident won -- barely -- the popular vote in the 2nd District's Democratic primary, while Brad Wenstrup was busy in the Republican primary upending a GOP incumbent member of Congress, Jean Schmidt.
Smith came out ahead of Madeira's David Krikorian, who ran against Schmidt as an independent in 2008, by a scant 59 votes out of slightly more than 20,000 cast. Once the official count is done later this month, there may well be an automatic recount.
"I have never seen. I don't know him," Krikorian said Wednesday. He blamed his loss on a mysterious super PAC that may have paid for calls for Smith and other Democrats.
I smell a Turdblossom on the wind here...