“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)