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Comedienne Victoria Jackson launches political run

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Feb 04, 2014 | 2:51pm EST

Conservative comedienne Victoria Jackson is relaunching herself as a politician after announcing plans to run for a seat on a county commission in Tennessee. The 54 year old, who was a castmember on U.S. comedy show Saturday Night Live from 1986 to 1992, has filed papers to add her name to the ballot for the local elections in August (14). Jackson reveals she will run as an independent candidate after being left "very disappointed" by the Republican Party's efforts in Williamson County, where she has been living since last year (13). She tells Tennessean.com, "I think the key to saving America is normal everyday citizens getting involved because we, the people, are supposed to be in control, not the government. I had a political awakening in 2007. I'm tired of complaining. I want to do something." If Jackson meets all of the qualification requirements, she will go up against the Republican nominee, who will be unveiled in May (14).

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