Captain America For Mayor

Captain America For MayorIn the small town of Los Molinos in Chico, California, the position of mayor is a purely honourable one. And rather than being voted for, it is given to the citizen who raises the most money to help put on the annual Fourth of July events.

Which, in Kevin Benson Sr's case, means dressing up as Captain America.

He's up against Sabrina Fritz, a pharmacy technician, who even sounds like a Captain America villain, and Rick Singer who is raising money through poker tournaments.

Benson says "I instruct school kids on the value of veterans… One year, a teacher said I was so patriotic I was like Captain America." He's raising money with softball and horseshoe tournaments and a barbecue.

Some people have criticised the comic book Captain America for being politically involved. Here, the corruption seems to go to the very top!

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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