On Tuesday, Pennsylvania candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives Raj Peter Bhakta, a former star on the NBC show The Apprentice, made a point about U.S. border security: He paraded three elephants and a mariachi band repeatedly back and forth across the U.S.-Mexican border before being noticed by federal border control officials, according to the Brownsville Herald.
The elephants were rented from Shrine Circuses for the political publicity stunt and photo op.
Interestly, it's not the first time this year the Shrine has been in the news regarding Latino activities or politics. Last August, it was reported by WSFA-12 TV that Alabama Shrine Potentate Larry Simms pulled the plug at the last minute on a scheduled concert and dance at the Alcazar Shrine Temple in Mongomery. The event promoter said "they basically tell me that the latino community is not wanted there at the Alcazar Shrine...."
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