If a nerd needed to create a real-life Lord Of The Rings-style fellowship to shepherd the Ring of Power across Middle Earth to Mt. Doom, independent gubernatorial candidate Drew Curtis’ campaign finance report might be a good place to find some names.
Among the donors to his campaign are Alexis Ohanian, a co-founder of Reddit; Greg Koch, co-founder of Stone Brewing company in California; Wil Wheaton from “Star Trek: The Next Generation”; and Kentucky native Matt Cutts, the web spam czar for Google — one of the first to be hired by the company.
Curtis, 42, became a nerd demigod because of his website, Fark.com. He created it in 1999 to share funny and interesting articles with friends, and it ballooned into an Internet phenomenon.
Despite his fame in those circles, though, Curtis has struggled to break into the race for Kentucky governor. He has been shut out from most of the debates between major party candidates Matt Bevin, a Republican, and Jack Conway, a Democrat, because of low polling numbers.