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    Why 101-Year-Old Florida Man Is Running for U.S. Congress

    Geo Beats

    by Geo Beats

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    A Florida man, who’s lived over 100 years and has public office credentials, is running for Congress in hopes to see voters studying issues and Government improving society instead of pandering to special interest groups.

    People often gain tremendous character and wisdom after successfully weathering life’s storms. One such man, who’s lived over 100 years and has public office credentials, hopes to see voters studying issues and Government improving society instead of pandering to special interest groups.

    "You learn through life as you have certain responsibilities and if you don't fulfill them, how can you look in the mirror." [WFLA]

    Joe Newman, from Sarasota, Florida, is battling incumbent Vern Buchanan for the House of Representatives’ 16th Congressional District seat and has launched his own website.

    "When you think of what's the drift, the society's government is going in and you feel that you can put an oar in the water and perhaps change the direction, you should do it." [WWSB]

    Newman says he’s physically and mentally fit for the job and has historical and philosophical knowledge as well as political experience bringing change.

    While he knows his odds of winning are low, he’s seen America do better before and knows it can do better now. He hopes people think differently about issues like minimum wage, health care, and poverty.