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Jensen Bohren believes his lack of experience in politics is exactly what the voters need because "I think it's more transparent. I will be able to write bills or laws and people will actually be able to understand what they mean."
Bohren is running as a progressive Democrat for U.S. Senator.
The primary is June 5.
A 2016 graduate of Delta State University with a degree in biology, Bohren said he has made running for senate his full time job over the last year.
He decided to run after reading an open letter from Republican senators to Iranian leaders during the nuclear deal negotiations.
"Instead of taking our vote, they sell our country right out from under us … they're job is to represent us and they sold us out," he said.
"I feel a moral obligation because it wasn't right," he said.
Bohren has three main focuses of his campaign, which are campaign finance, medicare for all, and the legalization of marijuana.
"I'm not taking an foundation donations, super pack or corporation dollars. This is a campaign by the people and for the people because I am of the people," he said.
According to Bohren and his campaign information, I am for Medicare-For-All. With the current system, tax dollars go to a for-profit company, then to the healthcare providers. It makes sense that cutting out the middleman would save money, and we currently have people working on the Affordable Care Act who could transition to administering the newly created load for Medicare.
"I know this is a complex process, but thankfully there are people who are better versed on the issue than I. I would be a reliable vote for Medicare-For-All."
Bohren said he also believes the legalization of marijuana will help prison reform, safety of the public, and have health benefits for users.
"We need national Marijuana legalization. Marijuana needs to be removed from the drug scheduling and regulated like alcohol or tobacco.
"There are too many people getting into legal trouble that damages their future due to small amounts of marijuana, and the states are missing an enormous tax revenue with the black market sales of cannabis," he said.

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