Ex-Eagles Linebacker G. Cobb to Run for Congress [UPDATED]

The former NFL linebacker and radio personality would likely face off with Donald Norcross.

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UPDATE:

Inquirer politics reporter Jonathan Tamari reports that G. Cobb may only be “considering” running for Congress.


ORIGINAL:

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.

[Newsworks]