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.