Killer Mike made a brief run for office in Atlanta’s special election for Senate District 55 on Tuesday, before realizing he’s not eligible.
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The politically engaged Run the Jewels rapper posted to Twitter and Instagram on Monday (June 15) that his fans should write his name in — his real name, Michael Render — for the State Senate special election. He even coined a quick, catchy slogan: “If I Win, We Win.”
Special Election In Atl tomorrow for the State Rep Seat in district 55. If U wanna write me in My Name is Michael Render. If I win We Win
— Killer Mike (@KillerMikeGTO) June 15, 2015
Unfortunately for Mike, his hopes for office were cut short. As he wrote in another post later, if he were going to run, he would have needed to officially enter as a write-in candidate to be eligible to win.
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Not all hope is lost, though: He said he will run someday, and in the meantime he encouraged everyone to stay engaged in local politics and run for office themselves.
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