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One of the city council candidates for the town of Ann Arbor in Michigan has been revealed as a fish.
That's not a metaphor.
Last year the Carp made a name for itself when it was removed from its pond for being destructive to the vegetation.
After having a twitter account set up under the name "20 pound carp", it now appears that the fish has bigger ideas and is using the social media site for campaigning. 20 pound carp has underlined their intentions with such tweets as;
"When I'm elected as a write-in candidate in the Ward 4 city council race this fall, look for some awesome changes"
It is still unknown who is behind the account and the idea but opponents are not taking the fishy character lightly with fellow candidate Jack Eaten telling press this week "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."
Huffintonpost.com reader Anthony Quatroni writes "I'm sure he'll do a better job than an actual human".
Pax from Mlive.com writes "If the Carp gets the most votes, is the winner: a. the human being with the most votes, b. the human being "representing" the Carp, or c. pending, awaiting the results of a second vote wherein a "named human" gets a majority or of votes?
World news views.com reader Ryan says "one of the positive things to come out of this, aside from some good laughs, is that a lot more people are probably aware that we have an election today in Ann Arbor now."
Ben Car also a huffington post reader write "But a disgusting, useless rat would fit in that much better on the current city council. Probably smarter and less bias too!"
Mlive reader Joe Befumo, "Certainly as qualified as anyone Washington, and undoubtedly more honest than ANY Republicrat".
Harry B also from the world news views site thinks "It's too bad that this is the lead story about today's election. We have a sinking fund millage on the ballot, and an opportunity to change the majority at City Hall, and we are talking about a carp"
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