Long-shot House candidate goes ‘Back to the Future’ in a DeLorean. Literally.

"The way I see it, if you're going to build a time machine into a car, why not do it with some style?"

Those are the famous lines of Doc Brown in the hit movie "Back to the Future." Long-shot congressional candidate Nick Troiano is trying to inject the same style into his campaign this week when he kicks off his "Back to the Future" tour in Pennsylvania's 10th district. Riding a DeLorean. He posted a photo on his campaign Web site.


Troiano, 25 24, is running as an independent against Rep. Tom Marino (R-Pa.) in a district where Mitt Romney won six out of 10 votes in 2012. He's a big-time underdog trying to attract some attention with a tour that starts in Archbald in Wednesday evening and ends in Milford on July 27.

“The message of my tour is that we must get back to a politics that serves the people in order to save the future of our country,” Troiano said in a statement announcing the tour last week.

The Post's Ed O'Keefe took a closer look at Troiano's campaign in May. “I’m not an advocate for a third party,” he said in an interview. “I think our two-party system works well when they work together. And they’re not right now, and it’s going to require a shock to the system, which I think millennials are going to deliver.”

Sean Sullivan has covered national politics for The Washington Post since 2012.
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