A third-party challenger to Sen. Kay HaganKay Ruthven Hagan2020 Dems compete for top campaign operatives Senate GOP rejects Trump’s call to go big on gun legislation Politics is purple in North Carolina MORE (D-N.C.) can claim at least one skill the senator doesn’t have: the ability to write in Klingon.

David Waddell, who plans to run a write-in campaign on the Constitution Party’s platform in the North Carolina Senate race, resigned from the Indian Trail, N.C. Town Council with a letter written in Klingon, according to The Associated Press.


Klingon is the language of a warrior species on the "Star Trek" television show, and is spoken by thousands of fans of the show, which has amassed a cult following since its debut in the 1960s.

The AP reports that Waddell said he chose to write his letter in the language as an “inside joke;” Indian Trail Mayor Michael Alvarez called the letter “unprofessional.”

Hagan is one of Republicans' top targets in 2014, and is already facing five GOP challengers.