Timothy Ursich, a California senatorial candidate, wants to make Dogecoin “legal tender” in his home state. A Democratic candidate, Mark Ursich, is on the primary ballot on June 7. The Senate candidate is a sports medicine expert and chiropractor who is interested in the intricacies of blockchain technology.
Ursich is asking for endorsements from top Dogecoin investors and Tesla CEO Elon Musk for his candidacy for the United States Senate. He also sought Billy Markus, a co-founder of Dogecoin, for assistance in harnessing the Dogecoin community.
On the primary ballot, the candidate stated that if elected, he would create legislation to make Dogecoin legal tender in California. He also stated that he would promote cryptocurrencies and advocate for their widespread adoption. The medical practitioner is a non-career politician, and his name appears on the primary ballot for the first time. He tweeted, “I call on Billy Markus and Elon Musk to support my US Senate campaign in California.”
I call on @BillyM2k and @elonmusk for support of my US Senate campaign here in California.
As mentioned weeks ago, if voted in/elected on June 7th, I will draft a bill proposing #Dogecoin as Legal Tender. I will push for mass adoption via the universal utility of #cryptocurrency
— Dr. Timothy Ursich Jr Candidate for US Senate 2022 (@Ursich4SenateCA) June 2, 2022
He continued, “As mentioned weeks ago, if voted in/elected on June 7th, I will draft a bill proposing Dogecoin as Legal Tender. I will push for mass adoption via the universal utility of #cryptocurrency. ”
Ursich has named healthcare and mental health his key priorities if elected to office, in addition to cryptos. We’ll have to wait and see whether Elon Musk and Billy Markus endorse the Democratic candidate. California is more and more crypto-friendly, with Governor Gavin Newsom signing an executive order last month laying the basis for cryptocurrency regulation.
Dogecoin grew rapidly in the first half of 2021 but then fell precipitously in the second half of the year. Last May, the meme-coin hit an all-time high of $0.73 before plummeting the day Elon Musk appeared on Saturday Night Live (SNL).
Its performance has been average for about a year, and it is presently regressing rather than progressing. Even Musk’s constant tweets about Doge have failed to permanently raise its price.