Woman pardoned by Trump announces run against Georgia Rep. John Lewis

Woman pardoned by Trump announces run against Georgia Rep. John Lewis
Angela Stanton-King, John Lewis (Image via Twitter)

[Ed. – You go, girl!]

Georgia woman pardoned by President Trump announced last week that she will run as a Republican against longtime Democratic Rep. John Lewis.

Angela Stanton-King was pardoned last month for her 2004 conviction in a vehicle-theft ring for which she served six months in home confinement and has since become a best-selling author and television personality.

In a tweet announcing her congressional bid, she said it wasn’t about replacing Lewis but instead “about picking up the torch and continuing the fight for Justice.”

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Lewis, a civil rights icon who has served over 30 years in Congress, announced in December that he was battling pancreatic cancer.

“I’m honored to be running for my 18th term in Congress representing the citizens of Georgia’s 5th district,” Lewis said in a statement to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “My constituents know me.”…

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