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Something Fishy Is Going On In Michigan

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Something Fishy Is Going On In Michigan

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Something Fishy Is Going On In Michigan

Something Fishy Is Going On In Michigan

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A 29 pound carp is campaigning as a write-in candidate for the City Council in Ann Arbor. The fish tweets: "since I have no actual feet, I don't have to stand for anything."

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning, I'm David Greene.

Something fishy is going on in Michigan. A 20-pound carp is campaigning as a write-in candidate for the city council in Ann Arbor. The fish was removed from a pond last year and released into a nearby river. That's the biography, as we understand it. From the candidate's Twitter feed, the fish describes himself as a politician and bottom-feeder. He tweets: Since I have no actual feet, I don't have to stand for anything. People in Michigan cast their votes tomorrow.

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