There is a field of candidates raising money from supporters, bad-mouthing opponents and kissing babies.
But it's not the Republican presidential primary campaign -- heck, these Clovis guys aren't even running for a real office.
They're vying to be the first Clovis constable in nearly a century. The winner gets neither extra power nor fake badge and hat, but will have bragging rights as the contest's biggest fundraiser. Half the money will go to the organization he represents and the other half to the Clovis Centennial Committee.
The final tally of dollars will be announced in early December and the winner earns the distinction as ceremonial leader of Clovis' 100th anniversary events that begin in February and run through 2012.
These eight local stalwarts plan to tongue-in-cheek their way to victory.
"Only in Clovis can you buy an office," said Brian Heryford, an insurance agency owner who is raising money for the Old Town Kiwanis Club.
"What is the benefit of being a constable? You can't marry anyone? Can you arrest anyone? Can you shoot someone? Can you get out of jail free? No."
Heryford is what you might call a draftee -- his candidacy was thrust upon him when he was absent for a Kiwanis meeting.
Bill Shipley, owner of Scoops, Soups & More in downtown Clovis, is mounting an aggressive campaign, which brought him before the Clovis City Council recently to lobby for cash.
He also has a "cookie campaign" -- proceeds from every $1 cookie sold go into his "war chest."
His platform: kissing babies of any age, making back-room deals and "attacking the character of my unworthy opponents."
Ron Wheeler, who is raising money for the Miss Winkles Pet Adoption Center, said he will rely on his small, furry friends for help.
"I am getting some posters with pictures of puppies and me holding them," said Wheeler, who retired from his job with Clovis' fleet maintenance division. "I am not as cutthroat as some of my competitors ... but I am hoping to develop a little more ammunition."
Candidate Mike Dozier is aiming both barrels at his competitors -- tongue firmly in cheek.
"I do want to see the birth certificates of all the other candidates,"said Dozier, who is director of the Office of Economic, Community Development at Fresno State and is raising money for Clovis Senior Center.
"I have suspicions that some of them weren't born in the United States and maybe even a couple of them don't live in Clovis. And, I want to see their tax returns."