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Posted: 1/4/2006 2:21:49 PM EDT
news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060104/ap_on_el_gu/swann_governor

It's official




PITTSBURGH - Former Steelers star Lynn Swann declared his candidacy for Pennsylvania governor Wednesday in the city where he made his name in professional football.

He told The Associated Press in an interview Wednesday afternoon that he made up his mind to run in the fall, after spending months weighing support at events around the state.

Swann, a Hall of Fame receiver and longtime TV football commentator, faces three other candidates in seeking the Republican nomination for governor — his first run for political office. The winner of the May 16 primary would likely face Democratic Gov. Ed Rendell, who is expected to seek a second four-year term.




Link Posted: 1/4/2006 2:27:39 PM EDT
Go Swanny!
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 2:29:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/4/2006 2:29:39 PM EDT by KNYTE]
I had no idea who Lynn Swann was and thought a woman had actually declared candidacy for presidency.
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 2:31:05 PM EDT
If he runs a campaign like he caught footballs, he's a shoe-in!

Good news.
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 2:42:10 PM EDT
Is he pro-gun ? If you do a google image search for Lynn Swann there are more pictures of him making political appearences than playing football. Didn't know he got around that much and was such a big Republican supporter. One article said the current Democratic Governnor is a big Philadelphia Eagles fan and appears every week on a sports show for the Eagles. So in a statewide battle who wins the Governors' Race, Eagles or Steelers ?
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 3:05:03 PM EDT
During one of the bowl games, Swan talked about leaving broadcasting and doing something for the citizens of Pennsylvania.
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 3:30:38 PM EDT
Lynn Swann gets it and should be governor of Pennsylvania!

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