Harlan County Native Making A Run For The White House

By: Jon Sonnheim Email
By: Jon Sonnheim Email

He's a Harlan County native who says he's serious about being the next president of the United States.

When you're named after Grover Cleveland, the former President of the United States, perhaps all things presidential are just in your blood.

"I am qualified. I think I'm qualified more than most of them up there. I have worked with the American people," Mullins said.

His name is Grover Cleveland Mullins, a 50 year old former high school dropout who's since earned his associate's and bachelor's degrees. A man who served during Vietnam, worked in law enforcement, and even in the mines.

"I'm a coal miner myself, so I can't relate to these ivy class people, not me myself. I feel like I could relate to him a lot better," said Derrick Blanton.

So he's hitting the streets and for the common, working man, chatting up strangers both in his native Kentucky and home in Tennessee, trying to get thousands of signatures in order to even be considered on the presidential ballot.

"You see the unemployed, you see those without, you see those that don't live in houses, because there's no jobs to buy a home," Mullins said.

He says he knows he may not get elected, that he's working only off his income, but Grover Cleveland Mullins says as long as whoever is president does their job, he's done his job as an American.

Mullins says he's received one thousand signatures in Tennessee and several hundred in Kentucky. To get on the ballot in Kentucky, he needs five thousand signatures.


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