Corporation To Run for Congress

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From the Institute for Public Accuracy:

Monday, March 15, 2010

Corporation Running for Congress Following Supreme Court Ruling
Interviews Available

On Saturday, the Washington Post published a front-page story about the corporation Murray Hill running for Congress: “After the Supreme Court declared that corporations have the same rights as individuals when it comes to funding political campaigns, the self-described progressive firm took what it considers the next logical step: declaring for office.

“‘Until now, corporate interests had to rely on campaign contributions
and influence-peddling to achieve their goals in Washington,’ the
candidate, who was unavailable for an interview, said in a statement.
‘But thanks to an enlightened Supreme Court, now we can eliminate the
middle-man and run for office ourselves.’

“William Klein, a ‘hired gun’ who has been enlisted as Murray Hill’s
campaign manager, said the firm appears to be the first ‘corporate
person’ to run for office and is promising a spirited campaign that
‘puts people second, or even third.'”

  • Murray Hill’s campaign manager: William Klein, (301) 412-1768,
  • Designated human representative: Eric Hensal, (301) 637-2119, cell: (202) 262-9152,
  • For more information, contact at the Institute for Public Accuracy:
    Sam Husseini, (202) 347-0020, (202) 421-6858; or David Zupan, (541) 484-9167

    thanks James