Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Fight for Old DC: Another Former Athlete Becomes GOP Political Hopeful


Over the past few months, we've heard that former Steeler/Bill Jay Riemersma is running for Congress in MI, current Charger and former Eagle Jon Runyan is angling to take a House seat in South Jersey, and former NBA journeyman center Chris Dudley wants to be the next governor of the great state of Oregon.

Add to that list former Redskin tight end Clint Didier.

From the Seattle Times:

Clint Didier, who won two Super Bowl rings as a tight end for the Washington Redskins, officially announced his candidacy for Patty Murray's Senate seat Sunday. Didier is a relative latecomer to the game, joining at least four other Republicans who are trying to unseat the Democratic incumbent.

Didier, a Pasco businessman who calls himself "not a practiced politician," almost certainly is the only candidate to cite former Redskins coach Joe Gibbs' book, Game Plan for Life, as an inspiration.

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