As an interesting beginning to a possible run for U.S. Senate, political activist and comedian Randy Credico showed up at at a senate meeting in the New York Capital in a toga and sandles. The Huffington Post described the scene:
Credico who dressed as the ancient Greek Philosopher Diogenes, rudely interrupted a Senate committee meeting in the State Capital…wearing a face mask of an old man with a very long white beard, Credico walked the room back and forth while holding a lit lantern.
“I am here looking for an honest politician”
The Huffington Post notes that, “Political reporter Elizabeth Benjamin of the NY Daily News recently reported that Credico was poised to announce that he’s creating an exploratory committee in advance of a possible primary challenge to US Sen. Chuck Schumer [Democrat] in 2010.”
A note at Randy Credico’s Flickr account notes that he is exploring the Democratic nomination. Though, in the past, Randy Credico has appeared more interested in independent or third party runs. Credico’s comedy on WBAI Radio 99.5FM in NYC often pokes fun at both sides of the political duopoly. Credico’s proposed Senate platform promises an immediate end to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and an end to the “Drug War at home and abroad.”
In the lead up to the 2006 New York Gubernatorial election, Credico appeared on WBAI discussing a possible run for Governor, and put out feelers to the Green Party, which garnered him on-air phone calls of support from several area greens.
On Monday, March 23, 2009, Randy Credico released an e-mail with his Huffington Post write-up to his e-mail announce circle.