San Rafael man on unusual mission to bring Gandhi to Democratic National Convention

This image shows the Gandhi puppet that has traveled from San Rafael, Calif. to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on July 27, 2016. (KGO-TV)

A San Rafael man is on an unusual mission while at the Democratic National Convention.

Jes Richardson arrived in Philadelphia this week in a Gandhi mobile to spread a message of peace. It took him five days to get there. He also made a giant Gandhi puppet.

ABC7 Morning News anchor Reggie Aqui is covering the DNC and Ran Richardson.

Richardson: "This is the Gandhi puppet."
Aqui: "So this year who is Gandhi puppet supporting?"
Richardson: "He's supporting Bernie."
Aqui: "Do you think Gandhi is going to come around for Hillary Clinton? And I mean Gandhi puppet. I think so, but it's a vote not of conscience. It's a vote of practicality."

After the convention, Richardson will head back in the Gandhi mobile for a long trek back to the Bay Area. He says he gets a lot of great reaction from people on the road who see Gandhi in the window.
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