Corporation announces plan to run for mayor of Los Angeles

Alex Pappas Political Reporter
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A liberal organic farming business in Los Angeles says the corporation will mount an effort to run for mayor of the city, according to a spokeswoman for the company.

“If corporations are people, perhaps an urban farming company is the best choice for LA mayor,” Rachel Bailin of the company Farmscape told The Daily Caller.

The idea behind the stunt is to draw attention to the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision in 2010, which liberals criticize for upholding the right of independent political expenditures from corporations.

The thinking from liberals is that if the Supreme Court is essentially saying that “corporations are people,” why can’t a corporation register to vote and run for office?

Bailin admits the reason for doing this is to “have a discussion about what corporate personhood really means for society.”

“We are very serious about running and exploring the limits of corporate personhood,” Bailin said.

Famscape produced a video showing the corporation filing registration papers to vote, the first step in the quest to run for office. “This is a major milestone in our quest for the mayor’s office as we have to be registered to vote prior to filing for official candidacy,” she said.

According to its website, Farmscape “designs, installs, and farms urban spaces in the Los Angeles area.”

This isn’t the first time liberals have attempted such a stunt. In 2010, a left-leaning public relations firm called Murray Hill Inc. made a similar attempt.

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