Does Occupy Wall Street Have a Future in Politics?

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As Occupy Wall Street regroups for upcoming spring demonstrations, the movement has re-entered the headlines, but not for the marches and arrests seen last fall.

In January, Nathan Kleinman, a member of the Occupy Philadelphia movement, became what is believed to be the first person from the Occupy movement to run for Congress. Kleinman told Politico when he filed for his candidacy, “You need 1,000 signatures and a hundred dollars. It’s a pretty low bar.” He has taken to Twitter and Facebook to promote what will likely be an uphill fight against Democratic incumbent Allyson Schwartz.

Then, just this week, John Paul Thornton of Decatur, Ala., filed paperwork to create the Occupy Wall Street Political Action Committee. The filing created some buzz on Occupy’s message boards, with many questioning whether it’s possible to fight corruption by partaking in tools that many feel allow for the corruption in the first place.

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