It appears that Don Draper has been working for The Donald.
In recent Federal Election Commission filings, Donald Trump‘s presidential campaign listed Draper Sterling as an advertising firm to which it paid several thousands of dollars in April of this year.
“Hold up a minute, sweetheart,” you say, “Draper Sterling wasn’t even the name of the Mad Men firm.” And that’s correct; the business at the heart of the iconic AMC drama started out as Sterling Cooper, morphing into Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce before settling on Sterling Cooper & Partners toward the end of the series.
But the name of the payee is hardly the weirdest aspect of the filings, as Think Progress’ Judd Legum and Mediaite pointed out Tuesday: The address listed for the alleged firm belongs to a home in a New Hampshire neighborhood. Is it possible that a legitimate business with that name exists there? Yes… just like it’s possible that Megan’s gonna get her big Hollywood break any day now.
According to the records, the payments — totaling north of $30,000 — were for “web advertising.”
What do you think about the campaign’s Mad Men homage? Sound off in the comments!