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Congressional candidate in DC to serve Democrats with Obamacare complaint

A Tennessee constitutional lawyer running for Congress is flying to Washington D.C. today to make an attempt at personally serving top Democrats with a class action lawsuit against President Obama’s health care bill.

Van Irion says he’s planning on doing everything he can to personally serve a complaint and motion for a preliminary injunction on President Obama, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Attorney General Eric Holder. The preliminary injunction is the first motion of its type to be filed and seeks to immediately bar the government from enforcing any aspect of the health care reform bill passed last March.

Irion is the lead attorney in the lawsuit against the recently passed Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act. It’s likely viewed as a campaign gimmick, considering the lead plaintiff in the suit is Anthony Shreeve, who is running Irion’s congressional campaign. But Irion says over 25,000 Americans have signed up as co-plaintiffs on the lawsuit.

Gregg Juster, chief of staff to Irion’s campaign, told The Daily Caller while en route to Washington Tuesday that they are still finalizing their plans on how Irion will “personally” serve the 341 page complaint to Obama, Pelosi, Reid and Holder. Speaking about Pelosi, Juster said they plan to go to her congressional office, though they “assume she will not welcome us with open arms.”

As for getting the complaint to the president, Juster said they still have people working on the best way to do that. “Obviously no one’s going to let us in the White House.”

Irion is known for his creative gimmicks that gain publicity for his campaign, like, for example, how he carries a pitchfork with him to campaign events. He also once brought a gun to a sit-down interview with a local paper, telling the editors during a discussion on the Second Amendment that he carries it “for protection.”

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