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CNN's Bakari Sellers Says He Will Run for Congress 'Soon'

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By    |   Monday, 27 November 2017 04:21 PM

CNN political analyst Bakari Sellers said Monday he's ready to run for the state's Democratic House seat when it opens up, the State reports.

"When that opportunity presents itself, when it arises, it's fair to say I will be raring and ready to go to get the voters of the 6th District to send me to Congress," said Sellers, a Democrat who was a state representative from 2006 to 2014.

"It's been a dream of mine for a very long time," Sellers said of the seat. "But, more than that, the country is thirsting for change, and it's hard because you have to be patient."

The seat is currently held by Jim Clyburn, 77. Sellers is 33 and has been considered a rising star in the party since being elected to the South Carolina House at 22.

His announcement comes on the heels of a tweet he sent out Sunday in which he said he would be running soon.

Candidates running for the U.S. House of Representatives have to file by March 30, 2018. There are currently seven incumbents running already in South Carolina, including Clyburn.

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CNN political analyst Bakari Sellers said Monday he's ready to run for the state's Democratic House seat when it opens up, the State reports.
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