Man who threatened US president is running for delegate seat

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Posted: Mar 07, 2017 10:20 AM

WARRENTON, Va. (AP) — A man who admitted to wanting to kill the U.S. president is planning to run for the Virginia House of Delegates.

WUSA-TV (http://on.wusa9.com/2mxiIlp ) reports that Nathan Daniel Larson intends to run as an independent for the state's 31st House District, an area encompassing Prince William and Fauquier counties in northern Virginia. Fauquier election officials confirmed Monday that Larson has enough signatures to have his name on the November ballot.

Prince William County officials said Larson has submitted signatures and those names are being reviewed.

Larson was given a 16-month prison sentence in 2009 after pleading guilty to telling the Secret Service in a December 2008 email he intended to kill the president "in the near future."

It is unclear whether Larson was referring to then-President George W. Bush or then-President-elect Barack Obama.