Cenk Uygur, founder of the Young Turks, running for Katie Hill’s former seat

by Daniel Payne · Nov 20th, 2019 3:46 pm

Cenk Uygur, the famously liberal founder of the talk show Young Turks, announced on Thursday that he would be running for the congressional seat of Katie Hill, the congresswoman who resigned last month after she confessed to relationships with multiple subordinates.

Uygur announced on Twitter that he would be running for Hill’s vacated office, calling it “the people’s seat.” His campaign is seeking to raise $200,000 by Saturday night.

On his campaign website, Uygur says he will fight against climate change, for higher wages, and in support of small businesses.

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