We are Represent.Us, a nonpartisan organization working to fight money in politics corruption and the authors of the American Anti-Corruption Act. We're sending "Honest" Gil Fulbright, a satirical candidate, to crash the most expensive senate race...
Hi Reddit! We’re currently running a satirical candidate named Gil Fulbright for Senate to shine a light on the enormous amount of money pouring into American politics, and push people to get involved with the movement to pass tough anti-corruption laws in cities and states across America.
Gil is an "honest politician" who will openly take any position on any issue... for the right price. He’s running for Senate in Kentucky against Mitch McConnell and Alison Lundergan Grimes (the Kentucky race is on track to cost $100 million, making it the most expensive Senate race in US history).
Gil kicked off his campaign with a stump speech at Fancy Farm, a major political event in western Kentucky. Old Gil will also run a series of “Honest Political Ads” like this one on TV, radio, and billboards, and make a trip to New Hampshire to help Lawrence Lessig and MayDay PAC support a pro-reform Senate candidate Jim Rubens.
You can learn more about Gil’s campaign and chip in (the man loves his money) on our IndieGoGo page.
Gil Fulbright (/u/honestgil) and Represent.Us Director Josh Silver (/u/RepUs_Josh) are here to answer your questions about Gil’s campaign, money in politics corruption, and that inevitable ducks / horses thing. Ask us anything!