By Justin Udo

By Justin Udo

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Former Pennsylvania state senator and political lightning rod Milton Street is running for Congress.

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Street has been in politics for decades. In 2015, he placed sixth in a bid for the Democratic candidate for mayor of Philadelphia.

He now has his eyes set on a spot in Congress in the 2nd congressional district, a seat currently held by 11 term Congressman Chaka Fattah, who lost a renomination in the Democratic primary.

“I want to continue my efforts I’ve been making for the last eight years to stop the violence in our communities and schools. I have comprehensive plan to stop the violence.”

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Street, who is running as an Independent candidate, says he feels good about his chances of being elected.

“I’m going to run hard and I’m going to be a challenge, I believe.”

Street is challenging Democrat Dwight Evans and Republican James Jones for that seat in Congress.

 

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