The Campaign

The Campaign (formerly known as Dog Fight and Rivals) is a 2012 American political comedy film starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis as two North Carolinians vying for a seat in Congress. The screenplay was written by Shawn Harwell and Chris Henchy, and directed by Jay Roach.

The film lampoons modern American elections and the influence of corporate moneyIt directly satirizes John Edwards as well as the Koch brothers with another pair of ultra-wealthy siblings: the Motch brothers. The film also alluded to the British Conservative Party's New Labour, New Danger campaign.

Principal photography began November 14, 2011, and continued through February 2012 in New OrleansHammond, and on the West Bank.

Richard Roeper awarded the film an A- and described it as "one of the best comedies of the year" where "the material is offensively funny, but the laughs are very consistent".