In general, he doesn’t “tell” political war stories. They’re too controversial, and to be honest, a little boring to hear.
Mark is passionate about his beliefs, and from time to time, he has taken a stand against major political foes, with surprising results.
Mark is not soliciting funds for any campaign at this time. He never liked doing that, and always would have preferred you vote for him without financial strings.
Instead, he encourages you to purchase his books and CDs and invite him to come to your school or organization to tell stories.
- In 2004, Mark Binder ran as an anti-war candidate for the United States House of Representatives against incumbent Patrick Kennedy. Kennedy was Rhode Island’s only Congressional delegate who voted for the Iraq war. Although Mark lost, he received 26% of the vote. Binder spent less than $500 on this campaign. Patrick Kennedy has since retired from office.
This was Mark’s campaign song from 2004:
- In 2012, Mark ran for the Rhode Island House of Representatives against sitting speaker Gordon Fox. Although Mark lost, he received 42% of the vote. During this campaign, Binder was outspent by more than $100,000. Gordon Fox resigned in disgrace on March 22, 2014 when the FBI searched his offices and home. He eventually confessed to corruption, tax evasion and campaign finance fraud. He began serving a three-year prison sentence in July, 2015.
This was the TV commercial that ran in 2012: