Capitol Aircraft Pilot to Run for Congress
WASHINGTON (AP) — The guy busted for landing a mini-copter on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol wants to return -- as a congressman. Douglas Hughes of Ruskin, Florida, pleaded guilty to charges related to the gyrocopter incident. He says he's going to run against a South Florida Democrat, but didn't name the incumbent. His attorney asked a judge to lift some of the restrictions on his freedom so he can work to get elected. Hughes is to be sentenced April 13. Prosecutors have agreed not to ask for more than 10 months in prison as part of the plea deal. Hughes said the copter stunt was a political protest.