Back in May 2010, Vietnam veteran and former city planner Duane Jackson was one of the street vendors who spotted a Nissan Pathfinder filled with explosives parked by 45th and Broadway. He became a hero; President Obama even called to thank him for his awareness. Now, he's running for Congress.

As one of numerous Democrats looking to replace U.S. Representative Nan Hayworth, Jackson believes his fifteen minutes (and very real demonstration of bravery) can make up for what he lacks in political experience. Do you think Jackson has a shot?

[via Gothamist]

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