Black Conservative Runs for President, Sort Of

NCPPR executive director David W. Almasi with instructions to set your VCRs this summer:

Project 21 member Tara Setmayer is running for president, sort of.

Tara is a contestant on a reality show premiering this summer on Showtime called “American Candidate.”

Here’s a description of “American Candidate” from the show’s website:

“American Candidate” will attempt to identify one individual who has the qualifications and qualities to be President of the United States. This summer, “American Candidate” will debut with 12 contestants from all walks of life. Over the course of 10 weeks, those 12 will face-off against each other in a series of challenges designed to test their presidential mettle and to show viewers what really goes on in the making of a presidential candidate. Week-by-week, the original pool of candidates will be winnowed down. The final episode will be a showdown between the remaining two candidates, and one person will emerge victorious — the “American Candidate.”

The winner gets $200,000 and a nationwide media appearance after the show so the “American Candidate” can make his or her address to the nation.

To check out Tara’s bio and become a supporter, click here.

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