April 13, 2024

Marty O’Donnell, the previous Bungie composer greatest identified for his Halo and Future soundtracks, has introduced his intention to run for US Congress as a Republican candidate.

In a prolonged post on social media platform X, O’Donnell stated he “by no means needed to be a politician and I nonetheless do not” however felt he wanted to “step up” after seeing “the leaders of our nation being influenced by the poisonous divisions which might be tearing aside our households and society”.

O’Donnell’s marketing campaign web site is now stay, with a notable Halo-esque vibe. Guests can donate to O’Donnell’s struggle fund, be taught extra concerning the composer’s historical past within the video video games business, and “be part of Marty’s military” to obtain marketing campaign updates.

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The ex-Bungie veteran is planning to run in Nevada’s third congressional district towards incumbent Democrat Susie Lee, Venturebeat reported.

“America loved a safe border and no inflation within the Trump administration 4 years in the past,” O’Donnell stated. “I’ve voted for President Trump twice and can vote for him a 3rd time this fall. However regardless of who’s elected this November, if I’ve the privilege to serve, I plan to work with them. That is what voters anticipate and that is what I am going to do.”

O’Donnell’s marketing campaign announcement follows comparable themes to Trumpian politics, and criticises “huge company executives and massive union bosses” plus “huge tech, huge pharma, huge media, huge no matter – all attempting to manage huge authorities in Washington DC”.

The announcement goes on to focus on the necessity for “safety” on the US’ borders, the place “tens of millions of individuals [are] coming in” and “being given entry to all types of handouts at our expense”. It additionally notes the significance of a “conventional household” which has been “struggling” because of the erosion of its values. “Nevertheless, my method will probably be inclusive, recognising all who step as much as present for his or her youngsters,” O’Donnell wrote.

O’Donnell at the moment describes himself as “retired”, following his acrimonious departure from Bungie in 2014 and subsequent time working Highware Video games, which launched VR sport Golem in 2019 and controversial shooter Six Days in Fallujah final yr.