Shannon Bray, a U.S. Navy veteran and North Carolinian, is hoping the second time — and one particularly frothy memecoin — will be the charm for his political aspirations.
Previously, Bray ran for Senate in 2020 with no luck. This time around, the 49 year-old dyed-in-the-wool Libertarian honed his agenda to focus on cryptocurrencies — with the Shiba Inu digital coin taking center stage, and China’s crypto mining crackdown the impetus for his ambitions. He’s part of a vanguard of crypto-friendly politicians looking to use the booming digital coin movement to forge a path to Washington.
Bray’s call to politics hit him back in 2019, the candidate explained to Yahoo Finance in a recent interview. He’d been furloughed for two months as a cyber security analyst at the U.S. Department of Defense thanks to what turned out to be the longest government shutdown in the country’s history.
Fed up and “not getting paid,” Bray discovered a North Carolina seat in…