McMillan hires rival

Published 9:31 pm Monday, January 7, 2013

Ag Commissioner John McMillan is hiring another rival from the 2010 campaign, Shelby County businessman Dale Peterson, who will serve as his confidential assistant at an annual salary of $72,686, Deputy Commissioner Brett Hall said.

Peterson became an Internet sensation in 2010 with a YouTube campaign ad in which he promised to run the “thugs and criminals” out of state government.