Exonerated Convict in Murder Case Considers Congressional Run

Says he can “relate to the common person” who has been “victimized by the system.”

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Jack Fitzpatrick
April 22, 2015, 6:38 a.m.

“Mar­tin Tankleff, who served 17 years in pris­on for the murder of his par­ents be­fore the con­vic­tion was va­cated in 2007, says he’s con­sid­er­ing a run for Con­gress.” He lives in Rep. Peter King’s (R) dis­trict and said he would run as a Demo­crat if he seeks of­fice.

“I’m ex­plor­ing the idea. It’s not a joke. I’m def­in­itely ser­i­ous,” he said. “I think I can re­late to the com­mon per­son,” he ad­ded. “I know many people have been vic­tim­ized by the sys­tem. Not just the crim­in­al justice sys­tem, but the edu­ca­tion sys­tem, for ex­ample.” (News­day)


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