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Posted 2 months ago on July 18, 2014, 12:58 p.m. EST by DKAtoday (28393) from Coon Rapids, MN
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The last 3 days have been unbelievable!

Our fake Senate candidate, Honest Gil Fulbright, went viral. The next thing we knew, a storm of national media was talking about America’s corrupt political system, and our plan to fix it.

It started on Tuesday with a story on Fast Company and an Honest Political Ad on Upworthy, then BoingBoing, then Huffington Post, and then Time Magazine reported on the campaign’s five-day crowdfunding surge. On Wednesday morning, NBC’s Today Show featured the story and it exploded… USA Today, CNN.com, Washington Post, and Al Jazeera created a wave that led to Represent.Us director Josh Silver being interviewed live on CNN.

Then last night, we hit our second crowdfunding goal just five short days after the first one! The momentum is undeniable, the excitement is palpable, and we’re not done yet.

Will you help kick off the next wave of momentum by watching and sharing Honest Gil’s hilarious new “Honest Ad” on the economy? Together, we can blast through our next fundraising goal too.

Here’s why all of this momentum matters:

Honest Gil is pushing our issue into mainstream news and culture. That’s absolutely essential to building awareness of the problem AND the idea that there’s an innovative, nonpartisan, grassroots effort emerging to fix it.

The 800 folks who have pitched in to make this happen need your help to take it to the next level with TV and radio ads, and a massive PR push with the Kentucky media.

Will you watch and share Honest Gil’s next video with a couple of your friends to help keep the momentum alive? It’s hilarious. They’ll love it, I promise.

Things are happening fast. If you’d like to stay more up to date and be part of the excitement, you should like Honest Gil on Facebook, and follow Represent.Us on Facebook for up-to-the-minute campaign updates.

And of course, please share Gil's campaign with your friends so we can take Kentucky by storm. The bigger we get, the more power we have!

Go Honest Gil!!!

— Graham

Here are links to a few of the stories. Enjoy!

CNN.com

CNN Newsroom

USA Today

The Today Show

The Washington Post

Time Magazine Online

Huffington Post

Techdirt

Fast Company

Boing Boing

Political Wire

Al Jazeera America

Kentucky TV (WHAS)

Kentucky TV (WDRB)

Political Liberty Digest (Libertarian Blog)

Joshua Graham Lynn, Program Director Represent.Us

Represent.Us | Read the American Anti-Corruption Act

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[-] 0 points by 99nproud (2614) 2 months ago

Funny, no doubt. Serious issue as well. Anything to wake people up.

Kentucky: most exp sen race cause Sen min leader (& PE #1) has blocked any small efforts to help the 99%.

Look who else is interested in Kentucky

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rj-eskow/warren-brings-populism-do_b_5548415.html

Yeah baby! Let's talk about Ken-tucky!

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0612/77469.html

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/212432-warren-hits-mcconnell-over-student-debt

Love That Elizabeth Warren though.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (28393) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 months ago

There HAS GOT to be some one better to support other than = Allison Lundergan Grimes. Let's hope a waking population in ol Kentuck may know of one or more.

[-] 0 points by 99nproud (2614) 2 months ago

Must be. Haven't analyzed it myself, But I do trust Warren so that's a good starting point for my investigation.

I do know that the incumbent Sen is public enemy #1, & knocking off a party leader is so sweet whenever it happens.

Here's to more progressive, occupy responsive pols!

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (28393) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 months ago

One thing is very definite - every sane Kentuckian should punch Bitch McCon-all in the throat.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (28393) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 months ago

Kentucky should vote him out - unfortunately I can't vote in Kentucky - I live in Minnesota.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (28393) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 months ago

On a related note = on who should also be fast tracked to the unemployment line. Be sure to read the whole letter -> http://www.cincinnati.com/story/opinion/readers/2014/07/15/letter-to-boehner-what-the-hell-pal/12676815/

Thu Jul 17, 2014 at 05:17 PM PDT "What the hell, pal?" A letter to the editor from a friend of John Boehner's

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[-] 0 points by 99nproud (2614) 2 months ago

There is usually someone to vote out. But I know you will decide on the issues like a well informed citizen.

Minnesota

Any vote suppression goin on there?

http://www.southernminn.com/st_peter_herald/community/article_1e2fc96a-f657-5e99-ad10-b3e02edb73e5.html

Any promising candidates/campaigns?

http://politicsinminnesota.com/2014/07/mills-outraises-nolan-who-holds-cash-advantage/

http://www.startribune.com/local/yourvoices/266082031.html

As per usual, not much 3rd party access/activity?

This is kinda big, & current albeit not election related

http://peoplesworld.org/home-care-workers-file-for-largest-union-election-in-minnesota-history/

This just unfortunate

http://jpupdates.com/2014/07/16/minn-supreme-court-rules-election-judge-calling-incumbent-old-jewish-lady/

My contribution on the great state of Minnesota. (An Native American word loosely translated as 'Pale face stole my land'. kiddin)

[-] -1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 months ago

LOL.......:)

How true!!

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (28393) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 months ago

{;-]) Be interesting to see what transpires in Kentucky now as this goes forward. Interesting in Kentucky and elsewhere.

[-] -2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 months ago

I have some things to do today and will look into the rest of the links later.

But that was fun.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (28393) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 months ago

Yep - fun - more fun to come - so I hope - as - it has gone somewhat viral.