Corporation Says It Will Run for Congress

CATHERINE RAMPELL writes on the NY Times’ Economix:

Following the Supreme Court decision implicitly granting corporations the right to free speech (by determining that political spending is a kind of speech), a corporation has decided to take what it believes to be “democracy’s next step”: It is running for Congress.

With more than a twinge of irony, Murray Hill Incorporated, a liberal public relations firm, recently announced that it planned to run in the Republican primary in Maryland’s 8th Congressional District.

Here is the company’s first “campaign” ad:

6 Comments on "Corporation Says It Will Run for Congress"

  1. WTF? Damn, what's next, are COrporations going to start buying whole Countries?

  2. im thinking of forming a corporation to hold my assets and another to funnel my spending through.
    might even get a bail out out of it.

  3. GoodDoktorBad | Feb 5, 2010 at 9:57 pm |

    This is nothing new, its been happening all along, behind closed doors, corporate lobbyists etc. propping up
    candidates that support their interests.
    Now its legal for a corporation to control parts of government without having to pay off people to support there interests, namely “grass roots” politicians (if there is really such a thing). Who needs “rogue” politicians when you can potentially BE the government?

  4. They already indirectly do.

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