PR firm Murray Hill, Inc. is running for Congress in the D.C. suburb of Maryland’s 8th district. Not the agency’s President Eric Hansell, but the company itself. Hansell is merely the “designated human” behind the message.
Murry Hill, a firm specializing in pro-labor organizations, is running to make a statement about the recent Supreme Court decision Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. Accord to its quote in the press release, “until now, corporate interests had to rely on campaign contributions and influence peddling to achieve their goals in Washington. But thanks to an enlightened Supreme Court, now we can eliminate the middle-man and run for office ourselves.”
Hansell and campaign manager William Klein plan to run a historic campaign that puts people second, or even third, and promises the aggressive use of automated robo-calls, astroturf lobbying and computer-generated avatars to get out the vote.
Murray Hill, Inc.’s campaign ad can be found on YouTube.[via HuffingtonPost]