Sean Eldridge, the 26-year-old husband of Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, has filed paperwork to run for Congress.
Apparently Eldridge is considering going up against Republican Rep. Chris Gibson in New York’s 19th District in New York’s Hudson Valley.
It won’t be an easy fight: Gibson beat opponent Julian Schreiberman in 2012 by a 53% to 47% margin. The hope is that, since the 19th also voted for Obama in 2012, there’s room for Democrats to make inroads in 2014, and possibly even reclaim the House.
According to the Times-Union, Edlridge, a Democratic activist and investment banker, is “exploring” a run and has hired a political consulting and advertising firm. If he does throw his hat in the ring, Eldridge could position himself as a candidate immune to corruption.
After all, who need campaign contributions when you have a half-billion-dollar fortune?