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Sarah Cook of State College, Pa., said she was "really disappointed" when she learned Republican Rep. John Peterson of Pennsylvania had no Democratic opponent. So she and her husband Sean volunteered to host a ficus campaign.
"I think that people need to know that even when an incumbent is running unopposed, they do have a choice," said Cook, who works at Penn State University.
Lorne Wolfe, an associate professor of biology at Georgia Southern University, is helping run the ficus campaign against Republican Rep. Jack Kingston....
in New Jersey the Ficus plant actually won but had to give up the seat in the end for obvious reasons.