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Florida man, 101, runs for Congress

Published on Feb 21, 2014 8:54 AM
 
A Florida great-great grandfather has launched a campaign to run for the US Congress in November, running on a record of 101 years of life experience. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

WASHINGTON (AFP) - A Florida great-great grandfather has launched a campaign to run for the US Congress in November, running on a record of 101 years of life experience.

In a bid to become the world's oldest freshman, Joe Newman announced on his website joenewman101.com that he will present his candidacy to the House of Representatives for the first time on a promise that "all citizens be heard".

He is 76 years older than the minimum age of 25 required to serve in Congress.

"At 101, my 'fruit of experience' far surpasses everyone else in this congressional race," Newman wrote on his blog.

 
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