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2 Live Crew Mayorial Run

Luther Campbell is officially running for mayor of Miami-Dade County but is still fighting to be taken seriously. The former rapper named "Uncle Luke" spoke on CNN News Room Monday (May 9) and fielded questions about the sincerity of his run for mayor and his past as a raunchy rhymer.

Campbell revealed that "I'm Dead Serious" is his campaign slogan and also noted that the politics of the race are "Banana Republicans." Despite only raising about $10,000 for his campaign thus far, Campbell believes that his fame and track record as a community organizer and activist will help overcome his relatively lean coffers. "Name recognition goes a long way," said Campbell. "The other candidates have to spend a lot [of] money selling people on the idea that they're the best guy for the job. But I've actually did the work in my community over the years." (Click link for more)

May 12, 2011, 22:12


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