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Gyrocopter pilot to make Congressional run

Posted at 9:42 AM, Dec 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-18 09:42:25-05

(NBC NEWSCHANNEL) The Florida man who flew his gyrocopter onto the lawn at the U.S. Capitol in April says he plans to run for Congress.

Reached by phone by the Washington Post, Douglas Hughes said he intends to move to southern Florida and run as a Democrat but declined to say where or when he would launch an election bid.

His intentions came to light Wednesday when his attorney asked a judge to lift some of Hughes’ restrictions so he could pursue his political interest.

Hughes meantime is scheduled to be sentenced next April for his gyrocopter stunt.