Former Eagle “seriously considering” a challenge to Adler

It seems that former Eagles offensive lineman Jon Runyan is looking to transition from taking on the defense on the football field, to tackling the Democrats in the political arena, specifically Congressman John Adler for his seat:

“I am seriously considering becoming a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in New Jersey’s 3rd Congressional District. Our great country is headed in the wrong direction, and it’s clearer every day that career politicians are incapable of solving the problems we face.

I am grateful for the tremendous support and encouragement I have received while talking to people throughout South Jersey about running for Congress and I look forward to having more to say on this subject in the weeks ahead.”

It remains to be seen if he actually runs or just flirts with the seat. The question of how much he would self finance his campaign is an important one as well, because one of the perceived advantages for Adler in what is traditionally a difficult district is the war chest he has been amassing. I wonder how a district that is probably around two to one Giants fans will feel about voting for an Eagle.  

Comments (2)

  1. ken bank

    All he’s really known for are some stupid TV commercials he did a few years ago for some car dealer.  And he wasn’t very good at that.  Aside from being a little bit above average offensive lineman for the Eagles, his only real talent was in sucking up to the media for interviews and guest appearances.  And he’s not nearly well known as Donovan McNabb, Brian Westbrook or Andy Reid.

    I hope he runs.  It will mean another free-for-all intra-party bloodbath in the primary.  And he has no presence in Ocean County where most football fans watch the Jets/Giants.

    And he’s real boring to watch.  He’s very soft-spoken, doesn’t say anything substantive, and he’ll come acroos like a real dope when he has to appear before all those senior citizen groups which reside in the retirement villages that dominate the district.  Adler has been working these groups very hard, and I suspect his recent vote against HCR was based on the feedback he got from them.

  2. Matthew Jordan

    we should draft Michael Strahan to primary Adler.  He has a long record of schooling Runyan.  


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