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Former 'Dirty Jobs' host takes a 'crack' at Arkansas politics

Mike Rowe during an interview with KAIT in 2009 Mike Rowe during an interview with KAIT in 2009
Rowe filming at ASU Jonesboro in 2009 Rowe filming at ASU Jonesboro in 2009
LAFAYETTE, AR (KAIT) - A man known for getting knee deep in dirty jobs is now taking a “crack” at Arkansas politics.

Mike Rowe, known widely as the host of the television show "Dirty Jobs", says he's running for the position of Lafayette County Judge. Rowe said, "Enough already. I'll do it," in a recent Facebook post on his official page.

The former TV show host said he received "10,000 unsolicited invitations" to run for the position. Rowe then stated he moved to Lafayette this week to begin his bid. He also said he is in need of a campaign manager.

Rowe admits he does not have a law degree, political experience or current ties to Arkansas. However, he has made stops in the Natural State. Since he does not meet residency requirements he is not qualified and likely made the announcement as satire.

Actually, there is a Mike Rowe running for Lafayette County, Arkansas's County Judge seat. It isn't the Dirty Jobs' Mike Rowe. The Rowe running for office filed in February as an independent and already lives in Stamps, Arkansas.

In 2009, Dirty Jobs filmed an episode at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro highlighting dung beetles. A year prior Rowe was the Grand Marshal of the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Hot Springs.

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