A committee set to back the wrestler-tuned-actor for President has been filed with the Federal Election Commission Sunday
On Sunday, a campaign backing Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC), called Run the Rock 2020.
The campaign was set up by Kenton Tilford, a resident of West Virginia. It is not yet clear if he has any relation to the star.
Johnson has commented previously about running for President, saying during an interview in May “I think it’s a real possibility.” He has stated he believes he has “good shot” at running for office because “I’ve become a guy that a lot of people can relate to.”
Johnson’s name began appearing on social media sites and articles as a better candidate for US President during the divisive, fraught election of 2016 which was won by Donald Trump.
Johnson has been open about considering a bid for the Presidency
Johnson, who has become a well-loved and revered celebrity for his humility, commitment to his fans, and general positive, happy attitude, said of running for President:
“A year ago, it started coming up more and more. There was a real sense of earnestness, which made me go home and think, ‘Let me really rethink my answer and make sure I am giving an answer that is truthful and also respectful’”.
“I didn’t want to be flippant – ‘We’ll have three days off for a weekend! No taxes!’” the star added.
Johnson has already created a campaign slogan, “More poise, less noise.” This is likely directed at President Donald Trump, who has become known for his attacks on social media.
The star of Baywatch and The Fast & The Furious hosted the season finale of Saturday Night Live in May, and did a sketch announcing his candidacy with his running mate being Tom Hanks.