Santa Claus vies for votes in Alaska city council race

Santa Claus waves at the crowd during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

You can't beat Santa Claus when it comes to name recognition - especially at the North Pole.

But only time will tell whether Santa Claus can be beaten for a City Council seat in the tiny Alaska town of North Pole.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports Claus has launched a write-in campaign for the office.

Claus - whose driver's license bears his legal name of Santa Claus - has held office before. He's the former head of the North Pole Chamber of Commerce.
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