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Friday, March 26, 2010

Trucker-Turned-Politician Barred Due To Record

From the Decatur Daily (March 24):

A Georgia newspaper reported an unusual loophole that may make a man eligible as a third party incumbent. After unsuccessfully trying to run as a Republican and Democrat candidate, the 47-year old elected to campaign as a write-in candidate after he voiced concerns about not receiving enough signatures before the March 31 deadline.

What's more interesting is the reason he was not invited as a Republican candidate: his criminal record. The man, who is also a truck driver, was charged with possession of a volatile substance in 2003. When confronted the man claimed the duster was intended to clean his tape deck. The officer disagreed, noting the container contained an inhalant.

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