Kevorkian plans to run for Congress in Michigan

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) -- Assisted suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian is planning a run for Congress.

Kevorkian was released from prison last year and remains on parole. But the 79-year-old told The Oakland Press for an article published Wednesday that he plans to run for office as a candidate with no party affiliation. Kevorkian lives in Oakland County and the 9th District.

That's a seat now held by Republican Joe Knollenberg. Kevorkian would have to gather a minimum of 3,000 signatures on nominating petitions to appear as an independent on the November ballot.

-- Information from: The Oakland Press, http://www.theoaklandpress.com

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