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Rally junkie doesn’t care if it’s Clinton or Trump, as long as he’s in the picture [via NEWSWORKS]

Putting on a different hat is all it takes for one local man to create front-row access to future (and past) presidents.

Wear a red “Make America Great Again” hat and blend in with Trump supporters. Put on a green “Mexico” cap and watch vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine speak from only a few feet away.

Johathan Lee Riches, who says he is a Muslim supporting Hillary Clinton, gets close to the Democratic presidential candidate during a Town Hall meeting in Haverford, Pennsylvania on Oct. 4, 2016.
Jonathan Lee Riches, who says he is a Muslim supporting Hillary Clinton, gets close to the Democratic presidential candidate during a Town Hall meeting in Haverford, Pennsylvania on Oct. 4, 2016.

At various political rallies in Pennsylvania over the past month, I spotted Jonathan Lee Riches wearing different “hats,” claiming to be a Muslim supporter for Trump at one rally and a Muslim for Clinton at an other.

Jonathan Lee Riches, a West Chester man of 39 and former federal prisoner, describes himself in social media profiles as a truth-seeking sleuth. In this quest he has filed thousands of lawsuits and open-record requests. Many of them are unfruitful.

…Full story continues on WHYY’ NewsWorks.org ViewFinder’s blog.

Is Philly #FeelingtheBern

In south Philadelphia, PA., U.S. Artists Old Broads and Disto are seen on March 9, 2016 as they work to complete a mural in support of candidate for the Democratic nomination Bernie Senders. The work titled “Philly the Bern” is located on the corner of 22nd St. and Catharine St, in the South Philadelphia neighborhood of Philadelphia, PA., USA. (Bastiaan Slabbers/ZUMA Press)
In south Philadelphia, PA., U.S. Artists Old Broads and Disto are seen on March 9, 2016 as they work to complete a mural in support of candidate for the Democratic nomination Bernie Senders. The work titled “Philly the Bern” is located on the corner of 22nd St. and Catharine St, in the South Philadelphia neighborhood of Philadelphia, PA., USA. (Bastiaan Slabbers/ZUMA Press)

While crowdfunding to cover its costs is heading to the final week the mural itself might not see the end of that campaign.
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