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Man running as VoteforEddie.com

May 31, 2012 at 5:28 PM   |   Comments

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., May 31 (UPI) -- A Florida man running for U.S. Congress is being listed under the name he legally adopted in January -- VoteforEddie.com.

VoteforEddie.com, who had his name legally changed from Eddie Gonzalez, is running in Florida's 25th Congressional District as a no party candidate against incumbent Republican Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, The News Service of Florida reported Thursday.

The candidate said state election officials originally sent him a letter saying he had forgotten to give them his name and provided him with a copy of the rules forbidding nicknames on the ballot. However, he said they are now listing him as VoteforEddie.com after he provided them with court documents from having his name legally changed to the Web address in January.

VoteforEddie.com said his candidacy is serious and his top priority is "ending America's addiction to oil."

"I, along with a majority of Americans ... feel that career politicians have lost touch with the working class," he said on his eponymous Web site. "The 249 millionaires and 202 lawyers that are in Congress are not a true representation of this nation as a whole. They are the silver spooned elite that are guiding this country on an unsustainable course. We cannot continue to follow them into record deficits, crushing debt and endless dependence on oil for their own personal gains or indifference."

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