Mock Candidate Aims to Muck Up Kentucky Senate Race (Video)
Kentucky voters needn’t worry about hunting for Gil Fulbright’s name (at least that’s what it is this week) in voting booths come November. But they should get used to seeing his shit-eating grin over the next few months.
Running the totally fake pol Fulbright (or Phillip MaMouf-Wifarts) is the latest stunt by anti-corruption advocates Represent.Us, the provocateurs behind last summer’s “stripping senator ” show and the least appetizing power lunch in recorded history.
The advocacy group has, so far, raked in $30,000-plus to help crowbar Fulbright into the high-stakes standoff between Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes.
According to their online checklist, the current amount of cash on hand (the Indiegogo campaign still has three weeks to go) should be enough to bankroll the planned incursion into the Bluegrass State and allow for some billboard buys.
Per spokesman Mansur Gidfar, the group is planning to hit the road around the end of the month.
“Fulbright will land in Kentucky in early August,” Gidfar told HOH, mapping out plans for a campaign kick-off on Aug. 2 at hallowed stump speech backdrop Fancy Farm.
Gidfar remained tight-lipped about when or where Fulbright’s in-your-face tour bus might roll up on the competition. “We have some surprises planned,” was all he’d say.
Fulbright, meanwhile, continued baring his pitch-black soul July 18 in a terribly frank new spot on the economy:
Your move, establishment.