The Rock 2020? Celebrities going into politics are nothing new and there is one beloved performer that’s apparently ready to go.
A campaign committee was formally filed on Sunday to support actor and former wrestler Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson for president in the 2020 election, according to the Federal Election Commission records (FEC).
The organization called “Run the Rock 2020,” was filed on behalf of Johnson with the FEC by West Virginia-based writer Kenton Tilford.
It should be noted that anyone can register with the FEC. But, a draft for Johnson is particularly intriguing because he’s been pretty vocal lately about his political aspirations.
The filing comes almost two months after Johnson hosted the season finale of “Saturday Night Live,” during which he made fun of all the buzz surrounding his political prospects, and announced his 2020 candidacy during his opening monologue along with Tom Hanks as his running mate.
“Dwayne, together we would get 100 percent of the vote,” Hanks said. “I would get the seniors’ vote because I fought in World War II — in, like, ten different movies.”
“You did,” Johnson added. “And I, of course, would get the minority vote because everyone just assumes that I’m — well, whatever they are.”
Prior to the “SNL” hosting duties, Johnson said in an interview that running for president could be a “real possibility” and that he gave it thought after Donald Trump won last year’s election.
“I started to really think. Could I make a difference? Could I surround myself with really brilliant people to help me make decisions? Do I care about this country? And when the answers continued to come up yes, then I thought, there’s a good chance,” he said.
The actor spoke at the Republican National Convention in 2000 and attended the Democratic National Convention the same year. He has indicated that he is registered as an Independent.