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Parolee Kevorkian seeks seat in House
Assisted-suicide advocate to push forindividual rights
BY KATHLEEN GRAY • FREE PRESS STAFF WRITER •
"I have never been a political person. I have only voted once in mylife," he said, during a rambling news conference Monday in Southfieldin which he quoted a range of historical figures that included Alexis de Tocqueville and Frederick Douglass.
Kevorkian plans to run as an Independent candidatein the 9th Congressional District, for a seat that is held by U.S. Rep. Joe Knollenberg, R-Bloomfield Township.
Kevorkian promised to stay in officeonly two years if elected.
"I'm 79, almost 80," he said. "That's old."
His goal is to raise awareness of the Ninth Amendment, which says rights spelled out in the Constitution do not diminish rights that aren't specifically spelled out.