By Nivea Serrao
October 27, 2016 at 12:00 PM EDT
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Eric Matthews may have traded his mayorship of St. Upidtown for a Senate seat, but it would seem that everyone’s favorite Girl Meets World uncle has his sights set on something far bigger: the White House.

The presidential hopeful released a video Wednesday to announce his candidacy — and he has a good reason for his very late start in the race. “The answer is simple,” says the older Matthews (played by Will Friedle). “I didn’t know there was an election happening.”

But now that he’s slightly more informed, Eric is indeed throwing his newly found hat in the race — though there’s no news if his favorite “niche” and her friends will be helping him.

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You can watch his video above. Girl Meets World airs Fridays at 8:30 p.m. ET on Disney Channel.

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