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Carl Lewis to launch political career

Updated: April 11, 2011, 7:59 PM ET
Associated Press

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. -- Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis says he'll run again -- for New Jersey Senate.

The 49-year-old Willingboro, N.J., native announced his bid on Monday.

"When I run -- as you see from my record -- I run to win," Lewis said outside a historic courthouse in his home county, where he announced his candidacy with his mother and other family members standing nearby.

Lewis said he hopes to inspire people, encourage communities to get together and improve educational ...

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