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Deez Nuts Trendolized

  • by: Alan Duke
  • (Tue, 09 Jun 2015 17:28:36 Z)

Lead Stories added Deez Nuts to our Trendolizer Social Media Attention chart after the political alter ego of a Iowa teen consistently commanded a share of online interest (and because the 2016 race is not crazy enough.) Mr. Nuts' candidacy, which was launched by Brady Olson, 15, gained major attention in August when it rated 9% support in a Public Policy poll in North Carolina.

For now, Nuts is independent But his campaign website lists several parties he's considering affiliating with, including the Rent Is Too Damn High Party.

The rise of Deez Nuts: a candidate who did not make it to the #CNNDebate stage tonight. #MyVoteMatters http://on.hln.tv/mn2X6

Posted by HLN on Wednesday, September 16, 2015

About the author:

Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after a 26-year career with CNN. He mainly covers entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosts a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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