Kevorkian Plans Congressional Run
PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — Assisted suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian says he plans to run for Congress.
Kevorkian is on parole since his release from prison last year after serving the minimum of a term for second-degree murder in one man's death.
He said he plans to run without party affiliation for the 9th District seat now held by Republican Joe Knollenberg, who is running for re-election, The Oakland Press reported Wednesday.
"We need some honesty and sincerity instead of corrupt government in Washington," Kevorkian said. He said he would say more about his candidacy next week.
Oakland County Prosecutor Dave Gorcyca, whose office was responsible for sending Kevorkian to prison, did not give Kevorkian's candidacy much weight.
"It's probably more of a publicity stunt," Gorcyca said. "To call attention to himself is standard protocol for Jack when he doesn't have the limelight focused on him. I would not consider his candidacy to be a legitimate one."