Patrick Register, 37, is using the dating app tinder, woo potential voters in his long-shot bid to unseat the Democratic incumbent, Rep., Alma Adams in North Carolina.
A democratic candidate for a U.S. house seat in North Carolina with dating app tinder, woo potential voters.
Patrick Register, 37, runs, overthrow the Democratic incumbent, Rep., Alma Adams in the Charlotte-based 12th constituency, says that he is not about jokes with the hookup app, to win an election.
“I’m not kidding,” he wrote on his tinder profile, according to McClatchy DC. “When we the next six weeks, magically, we are on the elections and then Washington.”
“Tell me what you want from a representative,” he continues, “Tell me your fears, hopes, and ideas, so we build a platform for you. This is our moment.”
You don’t trust me @nra, you praise me. #Never again #VoteCourage #GunReformNow pic.twitter.com/IUPIYpneVg
— Patrick Register (@Patrick register) 12. March 2018
Congress hopeful, who works for Uber is Eating and is divorced, told the publication that the use of the app was “probably the biggest thing I’ve done on this campaign in terms of the volume of people, I can in a personal conversation with.”
He added: “I think most candidates would not want to do it, because all of a sudden you are going to explain why you tinder profile.”
He said that women respond positively to its unique campaign strategy and like to leave comments about the problems of the country, the health system or the adoption of a child from abroad.
“I’ve been in this forum, the women has no filter — all age, race, background, family, no family — I’m in the situation, this back-and-forth, one-on-one conversations and I’m always amazing things,” he said. “The women who do not respond, to try me out on a date, you respond,” Oh, my goodness, this is great.'”
But in spite of the efforts to mobilize the voters on the dating app, Register, it is unlikely to be successful against the incumbent, who has drawn over $200,000 for her re-election bid.
“I’m trying, and we’ll see,” he said, noting that tinder hits on him, gave him hope.
Lukas Mikelionis is a reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @Lukas mikelionis.