Jim Kelly has already followed Jack Kemp in taking helm as the Buffalo Bills' signal caller. It looks like now he may follow the former Congressman and Vice Presidential candidate to DC.
First Kemp...Now Kelly?
Party bosses have tried to tap Jim Kelly, before. In 2005 it was rumored he would run for Congress, perhaps against Fairport’s Louise Slaughter who’s 28th District includes Buffalo and Rochester.With Rep. Tom Reynolds’ decision not to seek a 6th term, Kelly's name has again been put forth as a possible candidate, though he has yet to comment on the possiblity.
Two years ago, Kelly told 13 WHAM News that Republicans had approached him to run for Erie County Executive. But he said, County politics was not for him. ‘Nah, I ain’t going small, I’m going to go right to the top,” Kelly said. “No, if I’m going to do anything it’s either Senator or Congressman.” Turns out he didn’t run for either, at that time.