Libertarian Senate Candidate Plans Walk Across Tennessee

Joshua James
Found in The Tennessean
August 15, 2014

You might have heard of this idea before: A candidate for statewide office in Tennessee plans to walk across the state.

Joshua James, a Libertarian candidate for the U.S. Senate, says he will trek from Memphis to Laurel Bloomery in northeastern Tennessee over the course of 15 days, starting Saturday. The distance is by car is 536 miles, but James claims his journey will mean walking 1,000 miles (which works out to an unlikely pace of 66.67 miles a day).

“I am a common man, not a politician, and I plan to meet many of you that are like me as I walk in your shoes,” he said in a press release.

He’ll need to borrow at least one pair along the way or carry a spare. The state’s current senator, Lamar Alexander, says he wore out two when he pulled off the same stunt 40 years ago.

Here is the website for Mr. James.

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