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Friday, July 14, 2017

The Rock for President? A Campaign Backing Dwayne Johnson in 2020 Has Filed with FEC according to : Newsweek

A committee set up to back professional wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne Johnson for president in 2020 filed with Federal Election Commission (FEC) on Sunday. The organization, dubbed Run The Rock 2020, was set up by a West Virginia man, Kenton Tilford, though it is not known what ties, if any, he has to the Baywatch star. Johnson and his manager Dany Garcia's spokesperson did not immediately return Newsweek 's request for comment on the campaign. Culture Emails and Alerts - Get the best of Newsweek Culture delivered to your inboxThe 45-year-old has spoken previously about running for president. The Rock cooking up a presidential campaign—possibly.



The Rock for President? A Campaign Backing Dwayne Johnson in 2020 Has Filed with FEC
FEC Reports 'Run The Rock 2020' Committee to Draft Star At TheWrap FEC reports 'Run The Rock 2020' committee to draft star 1 / 8 Back to GalleryA campaign committee to draft Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as a presidential candidate in 2020 has been formally filed, according to records in the Federal Election Commission. (Universal Pictures via AP) ORG XMIT: NYET841 This image released by Universal Pictures shows Dwayne Johnson in "The Fate of the Furious." (Frank Masi/Paramount Pictures) Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron in "Baywatch." Actor Dwayne Johnson attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.

'Run the Rock 2020' Campaign Committee Set Up to Explore Dwayne Johnson Presidential Run

During a May interview with GQ, Johnson said "of course" when asked if he'd consider a White House run in 2020. "Run The Rock 2020" campaign committee is officially on the books at the Federal Election Commission (FEC) thanks to a filing Sunday by Kenton Tilford, an individual based in West Virginia. "It's just that when it comes to politics, we need more poise and less noise," Johnson said. He shared an image of himself on Twitter standing behind a podium labeled "'The Rock' Johnson 2020" to promote the episode and "announced" on the show that he and Tom Hanks were teaming up for a bid. No word yet if he has any connection to The Rock, but the filing makes Johnson eligible for the 2020 election, if he chooses to run.


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