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Fan Launches Campaign to Have Kanye West Run for Chicago Mayor

Fan Launches Campaign to Have Kanye West Run for Chicago Mayor


There’s a Kanye West fan that thinks the rapper would make an excellent choice for mayor of Chicago, Illinois. The fan believes so much in West that he has actually launched a campaign to encourage this idea.

Ben Shepard has created the website, and lists several reasons why the newly-married rapper would make an ideal politician for the city.

In an open letter on the website he writes, “Right now your home city is ruled over by a Mayor whose allegiances are not with the majority of Chicagoans. I want to invite you to run for mayor of Chicago in 2015 and make it the best city in the world. Doing this would require fixing some big problems…

“Not to put any pressure on you but you are the only person in the world who could make this happen. There isn’t anyone else who (1) is wealthy and famous enough (2) is from Chicago, and (3) may actually understand the problems with the city.”

The website also includes quotes and lyrics from West’s songs and speeches.

Rahm Emanuel, the brother of Hollywood talent agent Ari Emanuel, is the current mayor of Chicago.

The Stronger hitmaker, who is reportedly on his honeymoon in Ireland, has yet to comment on Shepard’s campaign.

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