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    The Amazing Campaign Of Anasha Cummings For Troy City Council

    All of this really happened.

    Anasha Cummings is a giant ginger mensch. In 2015, he ran for an at-large seat on the Troy, New York City Council. Some say it was the best thing to happen to politics since Billy Possum. Here are twenty-some of the most memorable moments.

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    1) That time when all the statues in town — and Kareem, and some trees — all mysteriously sprouted red beards. It all started with that time.

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    2) And that time Rocco and Laban, yep that's Laban, and a whole bunch of other people helped Anasha announce his campaign.

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    3) That time WNYT Ch. 13 News Anchor Phil Bayly said on air that Anasha is known for looking like the character Hagrid from the Harry Potter movies.

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    4) That time The Record put four photographs of Anasha's red-bearded face in one article.

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    5) That time there were four Sound Offs about how there were four photos of Anasha's bearded face in one article in The Record.

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    6) The time when this was the most popular baseball card among kids in Troy.

    7) The time Kevin McCashion made this #TroyCrazy tweet.

    Kevin McCashion / Via Twitter: @Kevin_McCashion

    8) That time Anasha invited us to his first political fundraiser while levitating over a river in front of a waterfall.

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    9) That time Anasha first started running in slow motion through water.

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    10) That time Anasha ran through a rainbow in slow motion.

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    11) That time Anasha ran slow motion through a rainbow in Duncan's hand and then jumped inside of his own head while talking to Molly.

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    12) That time people were dancing to DJ Trumastr in the Takk house in front of a giant video projection of Anasha running in slow motion through a rainbow in Duncan's hand and then jumped inside of his own head while talking to Molly.

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    13) That time Anasha and campaign volunteers went door-to-door, collecting more than 450 signatures from registered voters to create a Red Beard ballot line for the Nov. 3 general election in Troy.

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    14) That time 1000s of wearable red beard campaign masks were on faces all over Troy.

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    15) That time when Eric drank an RC Cola through a wearable red beard campaign mask at Famous Lunch.

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    16) That time the wearable red beard campaign mask gave an on-air interview at WAMC Northeast Public Radio.

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    17) That time Franco's mom endorsed Anasha.


    18) That time Anasha made public information available to the public through the Internet. Mmmmm. Yeah.

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    19) The time Anasha lost the Democratic primary and became the first Troy politician to openly campaign in the cemetery (with Robert Ross backing him).

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    20) That time Anasha made a music video for his campaign jingle to raise money to "robo-call" his jingle to 6,000 registered voters in Troy.

    View this video on YouTube / Via Anasha Est

    21) That time when Anasha only raised $25 to "robo-call" his Jingle. And he "robo-called" it anyway. While the other campaigns were making robo-calls with stolen 911 tapes and phony push polls attacking each other. / Via Anasha Est

    22) That time it got a little beardy on Halloween just before the election.

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    23) That time Anasha lost his race in the general election and hosted a "Campaign Hangover Brunch" to keep the people engaged.

    Anasha Est / Via Facebook: events
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