Politics | July 12, 2017 10:54 am

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Campaign Committee Filed With FEC

‘Run the Rock 2020’ is the name of the official organization.

Dwayne Johnson, The Rock
Dwayne Johnson and Tom Hanks "announce" their presidential run during the finale of 'Saturday Night Live' in 2017. (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has long joked about running for office, but a campaign committee set up with the Federal Election Commission on Sunday to explore a presidential run for the actor is reigniting rumors that the former WWE champ is serious about taking on President Trump in 2020.

“I think that (running is) a real possibility,” Hollywood’s highest-paid movie star told GQ in May, then went on to describe how he’d be different than Trump. “Personally, I feel that if I were president, poise would be important. Leadership would be important. Taking responsibility for everybody. [If I didn’t agree with someone] on something, I wouldn’t shut them out. I would actually include them. The first thing we’d do is we’d come and sit down and we’d talk about it. It’s hard to categorize right now how I think he’s doing, other than to tell you how I would operate, what I would like to see.”

Rolling Stone reports that a man named Kenton Tilford, based in West Virginia, filed the “Run the Rock 2020” campaign committee on behalf of Johnson, a registered independent, with the FEC on Sunday. Running with the slogan “more poise, less noise,” Johnson just might be laying the groundwork for a slow-motion jog to the White House.