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By Lindsey Box, New Media Editor

"Dr. Death" Announces He Will Run for Congress

LANSING, MI (KAIT) - Dr. Jack Kevorkian, also known as "Dr. Death" announced this week his intentions of running for a seat in the U.S. Congress.

Kevorkian, an assisted suicide advocate, helped assist more than 130 suicide cases in his time as a doctor.  He was arrested in 1998 for the assistance to the suicide of a 52-year-old man with Lou Gehrig's disease.

He was convicted of second-degree murder but was released from prison in June 2007 with parole until 2009.  Although he is a convicted felon, having a felony will not keep him from running for Congress. 

The Congressional requirements are that the person running for office be of age 25 and be a resident for the state they are representing.

Kevorkian only plans to run for two years as he is age 79.  

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