Republicans hope this elephant and a busted video game will help ‘win back the Senate’

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Many people believe the Republican Party has a fairly good shot of taking back the US Senate this November. But to help advance that cause, the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) — or one of its interns, probably — just launched a new game called Mission Majority. You play as Giopi (get it?), a pixelated elephant who looks like he belongs in the good ‘ole 16-bit era, but is instead doing his best to persevere in a modern world.

Giopi says he’s a hopeful GOP volunteer just trying to cut through the “red tape and regulations” standing between Republicans and a Senate majority that would help the right push its agenda. Throughout the run-and-jump platformer, you’ll have to overcome “job-destroying taxers” and other foes who…

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