The list of people who have filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to run for president just keeps growing.
A more recent addition is "Dat Phat A$$," who filed paperwork for a presidential candidacy on Sept. 29 and lists an address in Spokane, Washington (a call to the phone number associated with the address went straight to voicemail). The person is listed as a member of the Republican Party.
Also competing to be at the top of the list, which is published in alphabetical order, are Trueprosnc AAA and Dot Com A Wanderslustr (A Wanderlustr is listed as the surname).
There have been some copycat attempts - see "Mr. Neez Dutz" or "kanye kanyewhat deeznutz westrthose trump," who also filed paperwork at the end of September. "KC Matzo Balls" signed up on Sept. 21. Another person registered "Left Shark," a reference to one of singer Katy Perry's dancers during the 2015 Super Bowl halftime show. Someone has twice filed paperwork under the name "Taylor Swift."
The vast majority of these candidates show no total fundraising, no disbursements, and of course, no cash on hand to run their campaigns.
All told, there are more than 1,200 people who have now filed paperwork to run for president. But don't expect to see them make the cut for any of the upcoming presidential debates or, for that matter, campaigning in New Hampshire or Iowa.