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Assange on the run ... for the Senate

First The Simpsons, and now the Senate. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange plans to run for federal office, setting up a potential battle with the Greens for a left-of-center quota.

Mr Assange, who is under house arrest in England, facing possible extradition to Sweden to answer sexual assault charges dating back to 2010, will mount a Senate bid here, his group announced on Twitter yesterday.