Klingon to Run for House

John Hertzler, a Ulysses (NY) Town Board member, has announced that he will run as a Democrat hoping to win New York’s 23rd Congressional district from incumbent Tom Reed (R). Hertzler previously appeared in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine as the Klingon Martok. Making his run stranger, Hertzler has stated that he will run for Congress partly in the persona of Mark Twain, who spent several years living in Elmira, which is located in the district.
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Wu Announced Congressional Run

Brianna Wu has announced her plans to challenge incumbent Representative Stephen Lynch (MA-8) in the Democratic primary for the US House of Representatives in 2018. Wu currently runs a software development company and for the past several years she has been a target of GamerGaters. Wu is a long-time fan artist and her work has appeared in fanzines and art shows.
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Burstein Considers Congress

Author Michael A. Burstein has announced the formation of an Exploratory Committee to consider seeking the Democratic nomination to represent Massachussett’s 4th Congressional District, currently represented by Barney Frank, who has announced his resignation at the end of his current term. Burstein, who has been nominated for 10 Hugo Awards, has served three terms as a trustee for the Brookline (MA) Public Library.

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