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Many were surprised by Olympian Carl Lewis’ move into the political arena since he announced his run for New Jersey state senate. But Lewis doesn’t think this should be the reaction, and he explains why he’s running in this exclusive interview with 100.3 The Beat’s Izzo.

Take a listen to find out where Carl Lewis stands on the issue of education, how he plans on attracting young voters, and if he thinks he could have beat today’s best run in his prime.