Ex-Eagles Linebacker G. Cobb to Run for Congress [UPDATED]
Inquirer politics reporter Jonathan Tamari reports that G. Cobb may only be “considering” running for Congress.
UPDATE: Ex-Eagle Garry Cobb "considering" running for House, per friend, not yet in, contrary to stmt from Camden County GOP chair #Inq
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Not content with his empire of a radio hosting gigs, a Philadelphia sports analysis website and possibly dangerous video blog series, ex-Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Garry Cobb is going to run for Congress! Newsworks’ Dave Davies writes:
Former Eagles linebacker Garry Cobb will seek [New Jersey’s] 1st Congressional District seat being vacated by Democratic U.S. Rep. Rob Andrews, according to Camden County GOP chairman Thomas Booth.
“It’s certainly a great opportunity to take back this congressional seat as what it truly should be, which is the people’s seat,” Booth said in a telephone interview.
The people’s seat! Maybe The Rock can endorse him. G. Cobb played 11 years in the NFL, including three with the Eagles in the mid-’80s. G. Cobb’s opponent in the election is likely to be Donald Norcross, a New Jersey state senator and brother of George, Inquirer majority owner and influential South Jersey Democratic power broker.
How much hope does celebrity (“celebrity”) candidate Cobb have as a GOP candidate? “Andrews and Democratic presidential candidates have typically won more than 60 percent of the vote in the district,” the Inquirer’s Jonathan Tamari writes.