Politics As Usual…Red Tape Derails Killer Mike’s Run For Office
Less than one day after announcing he was running for a Georgia State Congress seat, Killer Mike has called off write-in voters on his behalf. The Run The Jewels member took to Instagram (where he announced his brief campaign) to clarify:
I can’t run 😞 BUT 😀 For the folks that were willing to Write in #MichaelRender Thank U so Much. I am gonna run one day and WE WILL WIN. However in Ga I wud have to officially enter as a “write in” vs being an Actual Write in (those are the breaks) but, I really felt it important to draw attention to this race. We have BIG Problems in education, schools and prison reform in Ga and I I wanna see change. I wanna see Yall active in Local politics. The fact that ya’ll are willing to support me shows change is possible and while I run around rapping with @thereallyrealelp doing #RunTheJewels for the next few yrs I want ya’ll to get & stay active and Run for office! We need more New and fresh ideas & people! Now Tomorrow yall choose between two sisters, a Junior & a white indie (really republican and I’m cool with that too if he does the job so give him a look) I suggest yall Google them read up tonight and GO VOTE tomorrow! I will Run In the Future and We Will Win! Love and Respect Michael Render #Vote #District55 #TomorrowInGeorgia #DontWriteMeInYet #IwannaKeepRapping #MyWifeStillLikesStripClubs #MyOGwantMeToRunDoe #GetAvtive #ChangePolitics #ISeeICanRunAndIWillOneDay #ThankYall make sure yall watch me on #TheNightlyShow with Larry Wilmore at 11:30 est. 🇺🇸 #GoVote
Mike stated that even write-in candidates for State Representative require an advance procedure, which he reportedly did not complete, thus making him an ineligible candidate. The veteran MC alluded to prospects of a future in politics, “I will run in the future, and we will win!” He encouraged District 55 voters to research the nominees on the ballot.
Touched by the response, Mike thanked voters for their vows of support. Additionally, he encouraged prison and education reforms.
Do you think Mike will be in politics in 15 years?