Monday, April 21, 2014

7th District Congressional Race Includes One Out-of-State Candidate

Erin Kent Magee
On May 6, there will be a Primary to see who the two candidates will be for Congressional District 7 in Indianapolis.  

In the end, I predict the Democrats will send Andre Carson to a resounding victory over his opponents Pierre Quincy Pullins, Rev. Mmoja Ajabu, and Curtis Godfrey.  I know, I'm really stepping out on a limb there.  I predict the Republicans will elect either Cat Ping or Gordon Smith to face Carson in the fall with the possibility of J.D. Miniear coming in first as well.

The most intriguing candidate in the race just might be a man named Erin Kent Magee.  

Magee doesn't even live in Indianapolis.  He lives in Florida.  Therefore, if by some miracle, he is elected, he can't even legally serve.  He told Amos Brown that if he wins election in the primary that he'll move to Indiana.  That would satisfy the legal requirement of the Constitution for him to be an inhabitant.

Another interesting tidbit about candidate Magee is that he is coming off a 2012 run for President of the United States on the Republican ticket.  It also appears that he has a backup plan if he doesn't win the 2014 Primary.  Project Vote Smart lists him as a candidate for Florida Congressional District 17.  I suppose it could be a mistake, but...

There's not much to Magee's campaign website.  It appears that he's a birther.  He also has a YouTube video where he explains his run for President and why he believes he got no traction.  On that channel, there are other videos.  Some really make sense...others...well...they're out there.

I don't know where this post is going.  I guess it just goes to show you that it takes all kinds of folks to make the world go around, especially in politics.  I wish Mr. Magee well.

1 comment:

Paul K. Ogden said...

The Constitution says he has to be an inhabitant "when elected." That would mean he'd have to be living in Indiana by the general election.