As It Turns Out, a 20 Pound Fish Can’t Win a Local Election



A tinge of sorrow circulated in the putrid air of the Ann Arbor fish market Wednesday morning. In spite of a valiant effort, a 20 pound carp lost his write-in campaign to become a Michigan city councilman.

In Nov. 2012, the sizable fish was forcibly removed from from an Ann Arbor pond for being too “destructive.” Always a fighter, this is when the the carp found a passion for local politics.

The @TwentyPoundCarp Twitter handle has been tweeting platforms for almost a year…

And a social media savvy grassroots campaign, which even led to signs being placed around the city, escalated in the last few months.

“I consider a 20-pound…

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