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Candidate calls graduation claim 'Freudian slip'

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee Republican Senate candidate Greg Vital says his claim to be a college graduate was "a Freudian slip."

Vital is campaigning for the District 10 seat now held by Democratic Sen. Andy Berke of Chattanooga, who's seeking to become the city's mayor.

During opening remarks at a candidate forum in May, the Chattanooga Times Free Press (http://bit.ly/NlsaPi) reports that Vital said he finished college in 1979 and graduated with a balance of $900 on his student loan.

His campaign website says he attended Southern Adventist University and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Officials at both schools confirmed Vital's enrollment, but said he never graduated.

Vital said he made "a Freudian slip", and what he meant to say was: "I finished college whenever I finished and I still owed $900."

 

Information from: Chattanooga Times Free Press, http://www.timesfreepress.com

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