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Former Eagle Gary Cobb Intends to Run for Open Congressional Seat

The Republican will most likely face Democratic Senator Donald Norcross for Rob Andrews' soon-to-be vacant seat.

Former Philadelphia Eagle Garry “G” Cobb will seek the Republican nomination for Rob Andrews’ soon-to-be vacant First Congressional District seat, the Burlington County Times reports.

Cobb, of Cherry Hill, made his intentions known to the Camden County Republican Committee Thursday night, according to the report.

Andrews announced his resignation on Feb. 4. He will join the law firm Dilworth Paxson.

The First Congressional District encompasses Camden, Gloucester and Burlington counties. Andrews represented the district since 1990.

Cobb retired that same year after spending 11 years in the NFL. The former linebacker was an Eagle for three years, and has served as a broadcaster on WIP Sports Radio, CBS 3 and now runs the website gcobb.com.

Cobb’s most likely opponent would be Sen. Donald Norcross, a Democrat who represents the Fifth Legislative District. He's the brother of Democratic powerbroker George Norcross.

Mel Sharples February 25, 2014 at 07:31 AM
Harry - it is what it is. It's not just one party or one state - that Texas guv race everyone is making so much about? The GOP is going to win that going away. I say Wendy +18.5, and I'd be inclined to lay the points and take the GOP'er (Ted Nugent and all). And it isn't that way by accident, voters decisions led to it. Until we demand it gets fixed, let's not delude ourselves. How did George Carlin put it? America - where you have the "freedom" to make meaningless choices.
Mel Sharples February 25, 2014 at 08:04 AM
And by "fixed", I mean having coalition governments that actually get things done as opposed to acting like Coke vs Pepsi.
Harry Knowles February 25, 2014 at 08:22 AM
Oh come on Mel, we can still make changes..... Just not easy, can't give up. We can argue all day if all good or bad but there have been changes in WD and the voters decided that...... Btw, I like the approach of laying odds on elections..... Could open a revenue stream online for online betting
Mel Sharples February 25, 2014 at 08:27 AM
People will vote across party lines, but it has to be a very unique candidate. One who either oozes likability (i.e. Reagan or Clinton) or one who actually governs and gets things done (i.e. Christie). And the money that's out there now just hardens the bases by reinforcing brand over candidate 24/7. They do put money lines on candidates in the UK, but those always scare me. And again, nothing against G Cobb personally.
Harry Knowles February 25, 2014 at 11:23 AM
Nope I get it...... He's up against a machine....... Hard to beat but might make for an interesting race though I'm not sure he officially said he is running yet. Probably waiting for some poles to be done to see of he has a chance to even be competitive first

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