Fictional cartoon villain Gargamel has announced his plans to seek a soon to be open State Senate seat in Upstate New York.
An evil wizard and the sworn enemy of the Smurfs, Gargamel has expressed serious interest in politics since watching Donald Trump win the presidency of the United States.
According to a top aide, the notorious antagonist plans on filing official scrolls announcing his candidacy as early as next week.
Advisors say in preparation for his big day, the robed wizard has been “watching a lot of Fox News” and “sharing a lot of opinions on social media”.
While sources close to the campaign say Gargamel is still honing his message, it has been confirmed the phrase “Blue Is Through” has been printed on thousands of hats and t-shirts in anticipation of the announcement.
Asked for comment, President Trump said simply “I know of Gargamel. He loves gold. Gold is great. Great Stuff.”
More as this story develops.