As Josh rides into town he notices a banner across the street promoting his Civil ?War friend Ned Easter for mayor. As he dismounts a man uses a rope to pull the banner down. Josh confronts him but decides to walk away when the man is joined by others including Sheriff Steve Pax. Josh finds his friend and wife Carole at Ned's election headquarters. Josh was asked by Carole to come help Ned but when he starts to mention it, Carole quickly pushes Ned out the door to speak at a rally. After he leaves, she tells Josh she doesn't want Ned to know she asked him to come and that Ned needs help against the mayor and his brother the sheriff who run a corrupt system. Noise outside causes Josh to run out in time to see a man rope Ned and start dragging him. Josh fires to stop it as Mayor Barney Pax fires at his brother to stop him from shooting Josh. Barney apologizes and invites everyone for drinks on him essentially hijacking the event for his benefit. When Josh reveals Sheriff Steve Pax is ...
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Mayor Barney Pax
[fuming after Randall escapes
I'm going to put a price on his head and a target on his back. I'm going to post his face on every tree in the territory. He won't be able to travel ten feet in the daylight without some bounty hunter putting a bullet through the back of his head. He's gonna live like a gopher and die like a coyote.