CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A Charlotte-area candidate for public office wants voters to swipe right on Tinder to learn about his policy stances.          

Democrat Patrick Register is running for North Carolina's District 12 seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

He says Tinder is a viable way for him to campaign, much like door knocking or buying radio ad time.          

He feels it allows him to get one-on-one time with people to discuss issues they may not want to talk about publicly.

"I have had people reach out and say this is awesome we get to talk to someone running. No one has tried to hook up with me, no one is asking for a date. When you look at my profile, it's very clear. It says I'm running for U.S. House,” Register says.

District 12's seat is currently held by U.S. Rep. Alma Adams.

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