KENTUCKY, July 23, 2014– Gil Fulbright may soon change America. Due to a viral campaign featuring his “honest political ads”, the entire country will soon know who Gil Fulbright is. “People of Kentucky, you deserve complete honesty, so here it is. I don’t care about you,” says Fulbright in an ad. Fulbright declares that unless you’re a lobbyists- don’t expect him to work for your best interest.
In only 10 short days, Gil Fulbright has raised almost $70k from more than a thousand donors to run for U.S. Senate in Kentucky. In less than two weeks, Fulbright’s campaign ads have been viewed hundreds of thousands of times on YouTube. However, Fulbright isn’t on the ballot. In fact, he’s not even real.
Fulbright is a satirical politician created by Represent.Us, an independent, not-for-profit organization. The organization’s advisory board consists of Tea Party leaders, Occupy Wall Street activists, Democratic and Republican strategists, former lobbyists, investment bankers, former Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer, a Harvard Law professor and more.
Their mission is simple. Run a pseudo candidate against Republican Mitch McConnell and Democrat Allison Grimes in the Kentucky 2014 U.S. Senate race to expose how crony corporatism has overthrown the American political system through the process of lobbying. Democrat, Republican— It doesn’t matter.