MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The creator of the presidential campaign for Deez Nuts, a candidate polling at nearly double digits against Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, is a 15-year-old boy from Iowa.
His name is Brady Olson, and he’s making national headlines after filing the paperwork to run for president last month.READ MORE: Minnesota Expands Home Heating Aid Program Eligibility
Public Policy Polling recently added the Nuts name to its surveys, asking if voters would support the independent candidate in a general election with Trump and Clinton.
Nuts snagged 7-percent support in Minnesota, and when the survey was done in Iowa and North Carolina his numbers rose even higher: to 8 percent and 9 percent, respectively.
Olson, a high school sophomore from a town of less than 200 people, told The Daily Beast he got the idea to create the campaign after he heard about another high school student in Louisville who filed the candidacy paperwork for his friend’s cat, Limberbutt McCubbins.READ MORE: Minnesota Parents Want More School COVID Protocols As Cases Spike
Olson said he’d like McCubbins to be his vice president on a ticket, because “the Nuts/McCubbins ticket sounds amazing.”
While the teenager wouldn’t be able to take office in the event Nuts somehow won the election – one has to be 35 to become president – he has nevertheless produced a detailed and diverse running platform.
According to the website Deez Nuts For President 2016, Nuts wants to deport all illegal immigrants and slash the salaries of politicians if they fail to balance the federal budget. On the other hand, he also supports same-sex marriage, tax incentives for green energy and the recent Iran nuclear deal.MORE NEWS: Missing Dog Makes It Home Safe After Being Stolen Along With Vehicle
To get on the ballot in Minnesota, Nuts would need 2,000 signatures from eligible voters. On the Nuts campaign website, it says the candidate is open to running for a number of parties, including The American Populist Party, The Independence Party, The Marijuana Party and The Rent Is Too Damn High Party.