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Carp Running For City Council In Michigan Has Our Vote

11/02/2013 08:50 am ET | Updated Nov 04, 2013

There's something fishy going on in Ann Arbor.

Just take a look at one of the candidates for city council -- it goes by the name Twenty Pound Carp.

Last November, the Michigan fish made a name for itself when it was removed from West Park for being "destructive" to the pond's vegetation. At the time, the 20-pound carp was relocated to a nearby river. But it seems he had greater aspirations.

After establishing a Twitter account last year, the carp -- and whoever's behind the tongue-in-cheek account -- announced its intentions to run for a seat on Ann Arbor's city council.

The carp is also using Twitter to share its campaign platform.

To win a seat on the council, the carp will have to defeat Democratic candidate Jack Eaton, who unseated incumbent Marcia Higgins in the primary.

It was unclear by press time who was behind the fishy Twitter.

"I'm amused," Eaton told MLive.com. "I have a sense of humor and I think it's funny. I consider a 20-pound carp to be a substantial opponent and I wish him the best."

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