Denver Riggleman, a US Air Force veteran and former Intelligence officer, announced this week his intention to run for the Republican ticket of governor in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Riggleman, who co-owns a distillery, has low name recognition, but plenty of promise to make an impact in a gubernatorial race that’s wide open.
Well, if Riggleman is looking to capitalize on courting millennials throughout the state, he’s got a leg up on the competition after the domain name, HarambeForGovernor.com, was redirected to his homepage.
Seriously. I’m not making this up. Go type the domain name and see for yourself. It goes straight to his website’s home page.
Harambe, in case you don’t recall, was the 440 pound gorilla who was shot and killed by zookeepers at the Cincinnati Zoo in May 2016 after a three-year-old boy fell into the primate’s enclosure. Fearing for the boy’s safety, zookeepers took action and put the gorilla down. After much criticism of the zookeepers, the internet immortalized the gorilla by making Harambe a meme that still remains popular among millennials today.
At the moment, Ed Gillespie, who served under President George W. Bush and nearly upset Mark Warner in the 2014 Virginia Senate race, is the clear favorite to win the Republican nomination and the Governor’s mansion in Richmond.
If HarambeForGovernor.com doesn’t get you on the map in an election, I don’t know what will.