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101-Year Old Florida Democrat Runs for Congress

You're never too old to follow your dreams.

“You learn through life you have certain responsibilities, and if you don’t fulfill them, how can you look in the mirror?”

Those are the words of one Grandpa Joe, a retired senior citizen in Sarasota, now running against Republican Vern Buchanan, who has faced multiple ethics investigations during the past 8 years. Grandpa Joe’s platform? Medicare, anti-poverty programs, and Social Security–a program he actually helped set up oh-so many years ago.

Too old? Too risky? Too liberal? Say what you want, but here’s a Democrat who actually lived through The Great Depression. Give him two minutes of your time to hear him out (he’s only technically a write-in candidate anyway, and isn’t expected to get much of any Democratic support).

Matt Fox

Senior Editor

Fox has history in broadcasting that spans two decades. From his early days as an FM host and club DJ in the mid-90′s to his later experiences in political talk radio, he has always had a knack for combining topical news with his love for popular culture. Those experiences culminated in his position as executive producer for several radio shows featured in the TALKERS Heavy 100. Originally from New York, Fox has made the great pilgrimage down to sunny south Florida.

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