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SC College Professor Walking 240 Miles Into Presidential Race

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By    |   Wednesday, 20 Jul 2016 02:03 PM

A South Carolina college professor who believes the nation's two-party election system is irreparably broken has thrown his feet into the ring.

Peter Skewes, who teaches animal and veterinary science at Clemson University, has declared his bid for president as a third party candidate — and is walking 240 miles to draw attention it.

"I think we have to have a functional government and a byproduct of that would be a stable economy and stable families, and the country should do better," Skewes told The State newspaper.

"Solving problems is more important than party loyalty."

The educator, who's in his mid-50s and running as a candidate of the American Party of South Carolina, is currently hoofing it in the sweltering summer heat from Clemson to Charleston.

The unusual stunt, now in its fifth day, is expected to take two weeks, with a pace of at least 16 miles every 24 hours.

But with little funding and no previous political experience Skewes' ambitious trek to best Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will likely go down in, ahem, the agony of de-feet.

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