Malia Obama's alleged stalker makes move toward career in politics

A man previously detained by Secret Service agents for stalking former President Obama's eldest daughter, Malia, appears to be making moves toward a career in politics.

30-year-old Jair Nilton Cardoso has pulled papers to run for mayor of Brockton, Mass., where he is a reported resident, according to the city's department.

An employee working with the Brockton Elections Commission noted to AOL News that Cardoso has only requested the documents needed to run for mayor, and would have to file papers by the August 1 deadline in order to be entered as a candidate in the upcoming election.

Cardoso garnered national attention after he allegedly showed up at Malia Obama's New York City internship this past April and begged her to marry him. He has also reportedly stalked the 18-year-old at several locations throughout New York.

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Cardoso recently told the Enterprise that the situation involving the former first daughter is "a big misunderstanding."

Cardoso originally came from the island of Fogo in the African archipelago nation of Cape Verde, although he's spent most of his life in Brockton.

"There's so many problems that I have plans to solve," Cardoso told the Enterprise. "This is the perfect position to put all the plans together with the community. ... I want to improve Brockton."

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