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N.C. Town Councilman Who Resigned In Klingon Now Running For U.S. Senate


The Charlotte Observer reported Thursday that Waddell was one of three candidates who gathered enough signatures to qualify for write-in status in the race pitting incumbent Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) against state House Speaker Tom Tillis (R).

Waddell told the Observer that he is a registered Libertarian and plans to run in part on property rights and adherence to the Constitution. He likely won't be making "Star Trek" references a hallmark of his campaign, however.

"Having campaign signs in Klingon is probably a bad idea,” he told the newspaper. “But maybe I’ll make up one or two and put one in the mayor’s yard.”