Julian Assange to run for Australian Senate seat http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/julian-assange-to-run-for-australian-senate-seat/story-e6frg6n6-1226565414301
January 30, 2013 8:42PM JULIAN Assange will run for a Senate seat in the 2013 federal election
and his mum reckons he'll be awesome.
Christine Assange has confirmed her son's candidacy, after WikiLeaks tweeted the news.
"He will be awesome," she said.
"In the House of Representatives we get to choose between US lackey party number one and US lackey party number two - between the major parties.
"So it will be great to `Assange' the Senate for some Aussie oversight."
Queensland-born Assange, who founded the secret-leaking website WikiLeaks, announced his Senate ambition last December from Ecuador's London embassy.
He sought refuge there last June in a bid to avoid extradition to Sweden.
He said last year he would run as a Senate candidate under a yet-to-be-formed WikiLeaks party banner and was recruiting others to stand with him.
The election will be held on September 14, 2013.
His idea is that he'll be able to return to Australia if elected.
Otherwise he seems to be be very much a part of the furniture at Ecuador's London embassy.