09/13/2014 11:42 am ET Updated Sep 13, 2014

Bill Maher Announces 'Winning Loser' Of His 'Flip A District' Campaign

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Bill Maher on Friday announced the "winning loser" of his "Flip a District" campaign: Rep. John Kline (R-Minn.).

The HBO comedian said he's targeting Kline, the chair of the House Education and Workforce Committee, because he poses a "silent threat" to America with positions against gay marriage and climate change, including his 54 votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

"He embodies the sellouts that keep this town running," he said on his show, "Real Time with Bill Maher."

Maher will travel to Kline's district, which swings to the right, and do stand-up in an attempt to unseat him and "flip" the district from red to blue. The comedian said he hoped the campaign would bring fresh light on the “crummy, corrupt representation” Americans have in Congress.

Kline faces former state Rep. Mike Obermueller in this year's midterm elections, a Democrat he beat in 2012.

Watch the segment here, courtesy of Mediaite.



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