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Heath Shuler to run for Congress

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Anyone live in his district and want to write in Gus Frerotte? :D




CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Former National Football League quarterback Heath Shuler plans to run for the U.S. Congress.


Shuler, a Democrat, said in a statement Monday that he has filed papers with the Federal Election Commission that clear the way for him to run next year in the 11th Congressional District for the U.S. House of Representatives seat held by Republican Charles Taylor.


Shuler didn't name Taylor in a press release that emphasized pocketbook issues.


"Far too many families in western North Carolina are struggling to earn a decent living, educate their children, and pay for health care," Shuler said. "Congress is spending too much time playing partisan politics, instead of working to find solutions to the real problems facing our families."


Shuler was traveling on business Monday and was unavailable for comment, campaign spokesman Randy Flack said.


Shuler played football at Swain County High School, where he ranked among North Carolina's all-time passing leaders and led his team to three straight state championships. At the University of Tennessee, he was runner-up for the Heisman Trophy.


Drafted in the first round by the Washington Redskins in 1994, Shuler's pro career never developed. In four-plus NFL seasons with the Redskins and New Orleans Saints, Shuler started just 22 games, throwing for 15 touchdowns and 33 interceptions.


Since retiring from football, Shuler and his brother Benjie have run Heath Shuler Real Estate.



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No news here, all hasbeen celebrities, sport players and astronauts eventually end up when they have nothing else good to contribute to society. It's good to know though; they always have some place left to make a buck when they have nothing left in the tank. :D

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