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With no political experience, newcomer has eyes set on Washington

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PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) – Come May your vote to go to an unlikely candidate, running in the Democratic Primary election for US Senate.

Will Stewart says he can be the voice of the people in Washington regardless of his lack of political experience.

"People in Washington generally have a disconnect with the people. I mean, I don't feel like they are representing the everyday, 'Average Joe',” said Stewart.

Aside from fixing computers, the 31-year-old takes online classes at West Governors University.

The political newcomer is on track to receive a degree for business management information technology this year.

"I am a hard working guy,” he said.

This guy is going to put plenty of hard work into competing with Senator Kay Hagan to win the Democrat nomination.

“Too many of our politician's opponents go unnoticed because they do not have the financial support,” said Stewart.

Stewart will run a low budget campaign completely alone, but said that might appeal to constituents. He says corporations throw millions of dollars to fund incumbent’s campaigns to keep their hands on powerful seats.

“People don't want corporations to be represented on Capitol Hill,” said Stewart. “They want people to be represented on Capitol Hill.”

Stewart said he plans on going door-to-door to meet as many people as possible before the ballots are cast.

"I've had people that feel this is absolutely the best thing that could happen in North Carolina and I've had others that think I'm just absolutely crazy. You know, I can't say that I blame them,” said Stewart.

We reached out to Senator Hagan’s office but her communications director said they had no comment on Stewart’s candidacy.

To see where Stewart stands on a variety of issues, click here.

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