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On-Air Blog | Apr 25, 2007

Wanna Run For President?

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Think you’ve got what it takes to run for president?  You could get your chance on the political reality show “Independent,” which MySpace and reality T-V producer Mark Burnett plan to launch next year.  No T-V network has committed to the project yet. But contestants would meet the public and interact with supporters as well as protesters. An interactive “town hall” would give MySpace users and T-V viewers a chance to weigh in.  The winner would get one (m) million dollars. But there’s a catch. The money could only be used to finance a run for the White House, or be given to a political action committee or political cause.  Potential candidates should submit a video. Once the contestants are chosen, they’ll set up MySpace profiles to serve as their campaign headquarters.
    (Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)