Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Sports And Politics

There were a number of former athletes and sports personalities running for public office last night. Here's a quick rundown of the results.

Former New Jersey Nets and Portland Trailblazers center Chris Dudley was locked in a tight race for the position of governor of Oregon. The resuluts are still unknown.

Former Philadelhia 76er Shawn Bradley was defeated in his bid for a spot in the Utah Legislature by Rep. Tim Cosgrove, a Democrat.

Former WWE CEO Linda McMahon lost her bid for a seat in the U.S. Senate.

Heath Shuler, formerly of the NFL's Saints and Redskins won his re-election bid for his seat in Congress,representing North Carolina.

Jon Runyan, who has University of Michigan ties won his election to the U.S. House in the State of New Jersey.

Former BYU kicker Jason Chaffetz was re-elected to Congress in Utah.

Hall of Famer and ex-Minnesota Viking Alan Page kept his seat in the Minnesota Supreme Court.

Senator Jim Bunning of Kentucky retired and Milwaukee Bucks owner Herb Kohl wasn't up for election.

The great grandson of the legendary Connie Mack, Connie Mack was re-elected to Congress in Florida. Also in Florida, Kendrick Meek, formerly a Florida A&M Rattler was defeated in a Senate race. Miami Dolphins rookie Nolan Carroll has some bragging to do about his mother Jennifer, who along with Rick Scott won the governorship of Florida.

Former Furman basketball player lost a spot in the Senate in Indiana. Ex Washington Huskie Norm Dicks won a spot in the U.S. House in the State of Washington.

Last but not least, was the race in the Tennessee Legislature which former MLB umpire Dale Ford won. He ran unopposed.

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