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Thursday, July 17, 2008

When Nerds Run for Office

posted by on July 17 at 22:52 PM

Sean Tevis for Kansas State Representative.



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Good thing he's not a Fundie, cause then someone would have Jesus the stick figure parachute in and use his dagger ...

Posted by Will in Seattle | July 17, 2008 11:03 PM

fuckin' awesome!

Posted by switzerblog | July 17, 2008 11:10 PM

I am tempted to give him $8

Posted by makesmewannadonate | July 17, 2008 11:43 PM

I did give him $8.

Tomorrow, I'm going to check out some other, local candidates and give them $8. Maybe Darcy Burner. I hope I don't end up on the democratic party mailing and phone lists, getting pestered for money at home every night.

Posted by Lark Hawk | July 17, 2008 11:56 PM

I just gave him 10 bucks.
People like this need encouragement.

If I lived in Kansas, I'd give him a lot more, I've given much more to Darcy Burner.

No, if I lived in Kansas, I'd get the fuck out.

Posted by Karlheinz Arschbomber | July 18, 2008 3:03 AM

I gave him 10. This is the Internet needs support..

Posted by DJ Eternal Darkness | July 18, 2008 3:26 AM



Posted by nobody | July 18, 2008 5:26 AM

[This Is Good]

Posted by R0B0 | July 18, 2008 7:19 AM

[this is good]

Posted by chumford | July 18, 2008 7:32 AM

[this is good]

Posted by Rule #1 | July 18, 2008 7:34 AM

I gave him $25.

This just reminds me how shitty the standard Democratic fundraising efforts are- the endless boring email pleas for money from Charlie Rangel, or James Carville, or Nancy Pelosi that arrive daily. Ughghghghgh...

Posted by Big Sven | July 18, 2008 8:55 AM

What Sven said.

Posted by elenchos | July 18, 2008 9:03 AM

[this is good]

Posted by flaunted | July 18, 2008 9:51 AM

They've exceeded their goal of 3,000 donors and have added a short update comic.  I don't see an indication of the total money raised, though.

Also, what Sven @11 said.

Posted by lostboy | July 18, 2008 9:59 AM

I threw a few bucks at him. Darcy as well. It gives me hope for my own eventual run for local office in 15 years.

Posted by Sir Learnsalot | July 18, 2008 10:14 AM

It would amuse me if Mr. Tevis turned out to be a neo-Nazi or some similar lovely thing.

Posted by I hope | July 18, 2008 11:09 AM

Wow, he really surpassed his goal. At this rate he's going to outraise not only his competitor, but probably everyone else running for the Kansas State House or Senate. And not for just this election cycle, but probably for all the past ones and quite a few future ones.

It also seems to me like him and his family are putting their money where their collective mouths are, since he needed to raise $26k but $8.34 times 3,000 donors only equals about $25k. This makes me think that he must've scrounged up that other thousand.

Good for him though, hopefully he's able to enact some decent legislation in Kansas.

Posted by Cook | July 18, 2008 11:11 AM

He said in the comic that he knew two people who'd donate $500 each, so the math works. Not sure how he decided $26K was the magic figure, though.

Posted by Nat | July 18, 2008 11:17 AM

I'm shocked how straightforward this guy is. He originally had an awful position on illegal immigration, but he got enough comments, and is now rethinking his position because he admits he didn't think about it much before.

I just donated $8.34 -- I've never donated to a politician before.

Posted by girlgerms | July 18, 2008 12:51 PM

[this is good]

Posted by r0b0 | July 19, 2008 12:27 AM

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