Westerville presidential candidate campaigns for Ellen endorsement

Credit: Ben Hartnell
Credit: Ben Hartnell

WESTERVILLE, OH (WCMH) — Westerville’s bearded presidential candidate is campaigning for an endorsement from Ellen DeGeneres and an appearance on The Ellen Show.

American History teacher Ben Hartnell started his bid for the presidency as a lesson for his students at Westerville North, but he has now been verified as a write-in candidate by the Ohio Secretary of State.

“Ellen represents everything that’s great about this country,” says Hartnell. “If elected, I will bring the same amount of passion, enthusiasm – and dancing – to the White House that Ellen brings to her show!”

Hartnell wants his campaign supporters to email The Ellen Show and help make it happen. Sunday he tweeted a campaign photo with a smiling DeGeneres photoshopped in the foreground.

To learn more about Hartnell visit his ElectTheBeard.com website. You can catch The Ellen Show at 4pm Monday through Friday on NBC4.

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