Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom appears poised to run for parliament.
The German millionaire, who is fighting extradition to the United States where he faces copyright charges, took to Twitter today to acknowledge his plans to enter politics.
"My embryonic NZ political plans leaked by whistleblower. Still looking for partners. Not ready yet," Dotcom tweeted.
The larger than life entrepreneur has already had a big impact on Kiwi politics.
The 2012 police raid on his mansion exposed illegal spying on Kiwis by the GCSB, and an apology from Prime Minister John Key.
Dotcom then had a very public showdown with Key at the parliamentary committee on the GCSB bill.
Whether he can find enough support to run in the 2014 election is not yet known.
- Fairfax Media