Larry Wilmore explains why candidates suspend, rather than end, campaigns

"You can still make money from suckers who don't know you dropped out of the game," 2 Chainz tells Wilmore

Brendan Gauthier
March 9, 2016 4:54PM (UTC)

In memory of Ben Carson, and to help audiences better understand the various reasons why candidates suspend (not end) their campaigns, "Nightly Show" host Larry Wilmore got some help from rapper 2 Chainz in a segment called "2 Chainz Explainz."

"Suspending your campaign is all about the money," 2 Chainz told Wilmore. "If you suspend your campaign instead of quit, you can still make money from suckers who don't know you dropped out of the game.'


"Then the federal government will give you matching dollars for those funds and you can stack your money, stack your money, and stack your money, until you need a ladder," he continued. "And then your campaign is out of debt."

2 Chainz then explained that former-GOP candidate Scott Walker's campaign, suspended early on in the primary race, still owed $1.2 million to lenders, adding, "That's half the cost of my chains, man."

Watch the full segment below:

Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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