Twenty Pound Carp was a write-in candidate for Ann Arbor's Fourth Ward in the November 2013 general election. A detailed campaign interview is up on Damn Arbor.
The carp's social media manager, Garrett Scott, runs a bookstore that focuses on 19c and 20c eccentric religious movements, popular entertainments, literature and Americana; a perfect background for campaign management.
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mLive 11/9/13 - The man behind the 20-pound carp campaign
"There were 209 total write-in votes in the 4th Ward, including 84 for actual write-in candidate William Lockwood, suggesting as many as 125 might have gone to the 20-pound carp."