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Some players go from ballfield to the ballot after athletic career
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Some players go from ballfield to the ballot after athletic career

BY Mary Schmitt Boyer

Though local athletes do not seem to be overly involved in politics, there have been many athletes who have pursued a career in politics after their athletic careers had run their course. Pro Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Bradley of the New York Knicks became a U.S. senator and ran for president in 2000, drawing an endorsement from Michael Jordan. Former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jack Kemp became a U.S. congressman and served as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development before becoming presidential candidate Bob Dole's running mate in 1996.

10/29/2004