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The former circus clown runs for Congress in South Carolina

Former professional clown, Steve Lough, has announced his bid for South Carolina 5. District Congressional Seat.

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A former professional clown for the Ringling Brothers Circus has thrown his hat in the ring for a South Carolina house.

Democrat Steve Lough drew a red nose and clown make-up on his campaign website called ClownForCongress.com to rally voters to his cause, as he is running against four other candidates in the 5. The district is in the elementary school.

“You’re joking, that the President and the Congress are all clowns,” Lough said at the announcement of his execution, depending on the state. “Well, in my professional opinion, they are the worst clowns I’ve ever seen.”

No Joke. This clown is running for Congress in SC. https://t.co/vvUZTgZYKF pic.twitter.com/xGbjj8dQGc

— Bristow Marchant (@BristowatHome) March 26, 2018

The district, in the Northern part of the state near the border with North Carolina is located, includes Cherokee, Chester, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lancaster, Lee, Union, and York counties.

The Camden native said he wanted to reports, the reform of gun laws and universal access to health care, the paper. Lough cites the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting as a reason that he feels strongly about gun reform.

“For the next six months, I couldn’t sleep, depressed, felt, and each time I worked with a 6-year-old volunteer in the show, I was reminded of the terror of that day in Newtown,” Lough said of The state. “If none of our weapons changed the laws, I was angry.”

This was Lough’s first foray into the political arena, was a volunteer for the 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns of former President Barack Obama and the 2016 campaign for sen Bernie Sanders.

The Dartmouth College graduate campaign slogan, “Aim high! Vote Lough!”

The primary is set for June 12. The winner will face incumbent Rep. Ralph Norman.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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