Corporation Enters Race for Congress

Murray Hill mouse padMouse pad with Murray Hill's political slogan.Now that the Supreme Court has ruled that corporations are entitled to the same free speech and political rights as American citizens, Murray Hill, Inc., a public relations and advertising firm in Maryland has announced that it intends to run for Congress in Maryland's 8th Congressional district. In an undated press release posted on the company's Web site, Murray Hill says, "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." Murray Hill states that it plans on spending "top dollar" to protect its investment in government, adding, "We bought it, we paid for it, and we're going to keep it." The company plans to run as a Republican in the primary, and announced that it will run an aggressive, historic campaign that "puts people second" or even third. Murray Hill will be the first corporation to test the Supreme Court's new ruling conferring political free speech rights on corporations. Murray Hill has designated a human to fill out the necessary forms to apply for its run for office, and it's political slogan is "Corporations are people too!" It has started a Facebook page and says it plans on using automated robo-calls, "astroturf" lobbying, and computer-generated avatars to win over voters.


Corporate contributions have no place in politics. Money SHOULD NOT influence decisions made by politicians, obviously it is the opposite in reality...Except now it is legal..Hilarious.. Just when I was "beginning" to have faith in the future of my country this happens.

If the recent bruha in Washington does't bring home the obvious fact that we need to change the process of government in this country I don't know what else would. Get rid of the two party system already! The "party" is over! Everyone that gets elected, even if they want to try and do things differently, has to play the same political game that has been played for decades. Nothing really changes, nothing gets done just shuffled around. Maybe it's because we seem to get the same sort of canidate? Unfortunately for the American people it is always the best money can buy. The recent "supreme" decision will only make this winding path harder to backtrack. I won't ask what they were thinking, because I don't think they were! Does this mean I have the same rights as a corporation? Like to put that to the test!

I hope it wins to help expose the absudity of the People's United decision.

By all that is (or isn't) democratically holy: may the corporations never serve as official jurors!

I'm going to go down to the registrar's office and register my incorporated business to vote. It's only right, right? Small businesses are corporate people too! Hats off to you, Murray Hill. I am so sick of corporate america as our shadow government.