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Friend feared capitol gyrocopter pilot would get shot down

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A Florida postal worker who piloted a gyrocopter onto the U.S. Capitol lawn to call attention to his belief that campaign finance laws are too weak is “a patriot” who came up with the idea about a year ago, a friend said. Doug Hughes, 61, called his friend Mike Shanahan on Wednesday and said he was in the D.C. area and ready to take off, Shanahan was quoted by the Tampa Bay Times as saying. Shanahan said he feared law…

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