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Published on Oct 6, 2006
This is the now-infamous "Star Wars" commercial that I made for my campaign for Rockingham County Board of Education in 2006. It wound up being featured in The New York Times, on the Fox News Channel, every major newspaper in the state, on National Public Radio, the Canadian Broadcasting Company, by the Heritage Foundation, and it was screened at the Pixelodeon Independent Video Festival at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles in June of 2007. It's been shown on VH1's show "Web Junk 2.0", on E! Entertainment Television's show "The Soup", and it was also proclaimed the "Best campaign commercial ever" by George Lucas's Edutopia website!
And yes: this (along with two more commercials) DID broadcast on local television - on WGSR Star 39 in Reidsville, North Carolina - during the month leading up to the 2006 election. I did not win a seat. But I came in 8th place out of 16 candidates with 4,648 votes... which is a LOT, all things considered. And I wasn't that far off from getting a seat either: it was pretty close across the board for the most part. I'm *extremely* happy with how well I did :-)
Also, I know that I look horrible in the legal bumper at the beginning. That was filmed after going without sleep for three days straight. Please be kind :-)