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Ferrell vows to get elected at all costs in The Campaign

The Philippine Star

Manila, Philippines - Will Ferrell stars as long-term Congressman Cam Brady who commits a major public gaffe before an upcoming election, in Warner Bros.’ The Campaign, a mud-slinging, back-stabbing, home-wrecking comedy.

When Brady’s scandal exposed his vulnerability, a pair of unscrupulous power brokers plots to put up a rival candidate and gain influence over their North Carolina district. Their man: Naïve Marty Huggins (Zach Galifianakis), director of the local tourism center. At first, Marty appears to be the unlikeliest possible choice but, with the help of his new benefactors’ support and a cutthroat campaign manager, he soon becomes a contender who gives the charismatic Cam plenty to worry about.

After four consecutive terms with no opposition, Cam has embraced his lifestyle as a career congressman with a great sense of ease and entitlement and every expectation of sliding into a fifth. Says Ferrell, “Cam’s a pretty lazy politician. He’s been touted as a possible vice presidential candidate, which shows how high his aspirations go, but that’s only because he imagines the job as a lot of ribbon-cutting, fancy balls, celebrity perks and kicking back. He’s also morally corrupt.”

Notes Ferrell, “Cam’s big slogan isn’t really a slogan. It’s not even a sentence. It’s just words, like his other battle cry, ‘Cam Brady in 0-12,’ which doesn’t even make sense, numerically, but sounds powerful and decisive.”

The Campaign is opening in theaters on Aug. 29.

CAM BRADY

CONGRESSMAN CAM BRADY

MARTY HUGGINS

NORTH CAROLINA

NOTES FERRELL

SAYS FERRELL

WARNER BROS

WHEN BRADY

WILL FERRELL

ZACH GALIFIANAKIS

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