A 23-year-old Huey Rey Fischer, a candidate for the District 49 seat in the Texas Legislature, has adopted a new way – a less traditional campaign. Instead of TV ads, town halls and radio spots, he used Grindr and Tinder to reach potential voters.
His strategy was pretty straight forward: Find guys on Grindr, strike up conversation, see if they were registered to vote, then ask them to cast their ballots for him. He often worked for 12 hours a day, from 7a.m. to 7 p.m. Unfortunately, his efforts fell short. His opponent, Heather Way, won the election with 19 percent of the vote.
Anyways, Fischer is proud of his work. He said on an optimistic note, “I’m glad I ran”. The other takeaway for Fischer was that one doesn’t necessarily need to be an elected official to make a difference in the world. Obviously Right !