A pirate is running for a seat in Ohio’s 1st district Congress seat. No, seriously. James Hill is running on the independent ticket for his district’s congressional seat in complete pirate garb as a means of drawing attention to his campaign though he also admits that it’s partially about ethos as well. Hill is a former factory worker in Ohio with strong views on lobbying and wants to make it into Congress so that he can enact his lobbying reform policies. “Lobbying should be illegal. It amounts to taxation without representation.” Unfortunately his plan has failed to gain any major attention outside of the internet. His opponents and the media have largely ignored him and he has only managed to secure one debate invite.

James Hill for Congress
Drunken pirate swashbuckling for House seat (CNN)

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