-- Jared Milrad, 31, and Nathan Johnson, 30, are getting married this July. And they will have one heck of a story to tell at their wedding.
The two men were among the “everyday” Americans featured in the video Hillary Clinton used to announce her candidacy for president of the United States on Sunday.
In an interview, Milrad and Johnson said they knew the video was for Clinton’s campaign but had no idea it was for her announcement. In fact, their cameo came as a surprise until today.
ABC News spoke to Milrad by phone on Sunday:
How did you get chosen?
“One of our friends who is involved with Democratic politics and did some work for Obama referred us to the media company that was doing the video.” (Milrad said the theme of the project was described to them as “big life changes” and since they were getting married they were referred).
Did you know you were going to be featured in Clinton’s actual announcement video?
“We didn’t know that we were going to be in this specific video. A friend had reached out that the campaign was working on a video that would be for Hillary … we didn’t specifically know what it would be for. We were happy to support Hillary and the campaign.”
How did you find out you were in it?
What was your reaction?
And you inviting Hillary to the wedding?
“No formal response yet, but I know she’s pretty busy. … We’ll give her a couple days.”
In the video we can tell you’re walking dog, but can’t see him. What’s his name?
“Cooper. He’s a little sad he didn’t end up in the final cut.”
Were you both Hillary supporters in 2008?
Johnson: “I was originally a Hillary supporter in 2008 … switched to Obama for general. My mom has been a huge Hillary Clinton supporter like all of my life. The fact that I’m in her video is the best thing in the world for my mom. She’s more happy about that than our wedding!”