Greatest Candidate Committee Name Ever

Howard Worthy is kind of a perpetual candidate for a spot in the state legislature in Michigan. In 2010 he ran for the state senate as a Democrat; in 2012 he ran for the state house. This year he’s running for the senate again and he’s filed for his candidate fundraising committee. You’re gonna love the name:


Yep, it’s the God Jesus Elect Howard Worth State Senator, To “God” Be the Glory (TGBTG) Committee. Beautiful.

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About Ed Brayton

After spending several years touring the country as a stand up comedian, Ed Brayton tired of explaining his jokes to small groups of dazed illiterates and turned to writing as the most common outlet for the voices in his head. He has appeared on the Rachel Maddow Show and the Thom Hartmann Show, and is almost certain that he is the only person ever to make fun of Chuck Norris on C-SPAN.

  • Vicki, duly vaccinated tool of the feminist conspiracy

    I remember when we thought CREEP (Committee to Re-Elect the President) was noteworthy.

  • John Pieret

    If To “God” Be The Glory, does that mean, if Worthy wins, God will become a state senator from Michigan? Seems something of a comedown.

  • Sastra

    Jeez that’s stupid — especially so given his actual name. It could have been the “How Worthy He Is” Committee.

  • Moggie

    Oh “God”.

  • kantalope

    I like the little crosses at the end of the name and then at the end of the addresses…that just screams classy.

  • DaveL

    Did he get Glenn Moon to be his campaign manager?

  • anubisprime

    It screams indolent adolescent dawdling on his textbook at the back of the class when bored with actually learning stuff!

  • Scr… Archivist

    The problem for this candidate is that God Jesus is not a U.S. citizen. He can’t vote for Worthy, let alone elect him.

  • timgueguen

    kantalope, the crosses seem to me like something a teenage girl would do, not a middle aged would be politician.

  • pixiedust

    That last part be T”G”BTG.

    If you’re gonna use scarequotes, own ‘em!

  • Moggie

    It seems to be missing three footnotes.

  • vmanis1

    I think the crosses are footnote. daggers: `†Yes, I am a fruitcake.’

  • caseloweraz

    My prediction: Now that Howard Worthy has given the glory to “God”, that entity will return the favor by making Howard “worthy” of election.

    Howard Worthy isn’t worthy to be Senator;

    He played the God card, he’s not one to vote for.

    But somehow it is strange to hear conservo-Christians say

    They’re for freedom of religion ‘long as you believe their way.

    I like to think that Phil Ochs would have appreciated that, if he had survived.

  • http://dontlinkmebro F [i'm not here, i'm gone]

    It looks like a flippin’ mockery. Especially with “God” in quotes (but only in the latter section of the name, which is even weirder). WTF?

    But in poking around for this guy, I came across quite a few, rather mildly right/Republican-leaning sites. Even they manage to disgust me. I honestly don’t think there are any significant number of conservative/Republican types out there anymore with which I could even hope to have a reasonable conversation. I would probably rather deal with the most idiotic Liberals one could find than Conservative-lite individual.

  • ThorGoLucky

    How could God forsake such piety as evidence of boldly scribbled cricifixes on a government form!?

  • Jordan Genso

    He doesn’t expect to raise more than $1,000 for his campaign? (he checked the waiver box)

    How could people not be eager to make checks out to: God Jesus Elect Howard Worth State Senator, To “God” Be the Glory (TGBTG) Committee

  • gardengnome

    Are those crosses his attempts to sign his name?

  • anubisprime

    Mentally ill…

    that is all!

  • vilstef

    It really should be the He is Worthy Committee, but I can understand why not because of so many people either despising or not getting puns.

  • dfarmer1584


  • Jordan Genso


    Technically, the committee name has to include the full name of the candidate, so it’d have to be:

    He is Howard Worthy Committee

    And then the pun is lost.

  • Artor

    His opponent can run with the slogan, “I’m Not Worthy!!!”

  • StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    Didn’t prudish anti-porn campaigner Mary Whitehouse once start a lobby group titled Clean Up National Television before having the unfortunate acronym pointed out and changed?

  • Nick Gotts


    No, she didn’t.

    If only there were some easy way of checking such alleged facts! Finding that link took me almost half a minute.