Graet story via Citizen Link. They are reporting that Park Gillespie, the political reality TV show winner, is running for a real-life congressional seat. You can see his campaign web site here. We need more candidates like him--people who are willing to stand up for what is right, and speak out regardless of political correctness. I hope he does well and wins.
An evangelical Christian and public-school teacher who took the top prize in the Showtime reality series "American Candidate" last year is planning a real-life run for Congress.Tags: Politics, News, Current Affairs, Entertainment
Park Gillespie, whose upset victory on the cable-TV competition show about a mock race for the White House was fueled by the phone-in votes of Christians nationwide, is poised to announce his candidacy for South Carolina's 5th House District -- a seat currently held by longtime Democratic Congressman John Spratt.
Gillespie, who will run in the Republican primary next June for a spot on the November 2006 ballot, said he plans to be as uncompromising in advocating for Christian principles in his real campaign as he was in his make-believe one.