In 1952, Mike Murphy ran for student council secretary. The 12-year-old handed out campaign cards, which at the time had to be printed at a print shop, and it wasn't cheap. I recall asking about business cards for my dad in the 1970s, and the printer said the first one would be $50! I almost fainted, but then he said every one after that was only a penny. Anyway, no sixth-grader had ever campaigned with printed materials before, so Murphy made an full and honest disclosure of his finances. Which made the local paper. However, you might notice that he never explained where he got the money for the cards. We don't know if he later went into politics as an adult. -via Weird Universe
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