A progressive communications firm in Maryland is planning on sticking it to the Supreme Court by running for Congress. After all, if corporations have the same rights as individuals, why can’t they run for office?


Murray Hill is planning to run in the Republican primary for Maryland’s 8th Congressional District, which would be pretty unremarkable national news but for the fact that Murray Hill is not, well, actually a man named Murray Hill.

Rather, he — er, it — is a corporation: Murray Hill Inc., a progressive communications firm based outside the district in Maryland that works mainly with nonprofits. The company last week threw its name into a race previously reserved for people because, as its campaign slogan says, “corporations are people too!”

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