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Peace activist Cindy Sheehan announces candidacy

SAN FRANCISCO—Citing her son as inspiration, a tearful Cindy Sheehan announced her candidacy Thursday for the U.S. House of Representatives.
The anti-war activist is running as an independent against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has represented San Francisco in Congress since 1987.

"The country is ripe for a change," said Sheehan, who spoke at a podium with her son's photograph taped to it. "It's going to start right here and right now." SJMN

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