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  NFL's Jon Runyan to run for Congress in NJ
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Last EditedThomas Walker  Nov 25, 2009 10:58am
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News DateWednesday, November 25, 2009 04:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionMOUNT LAUREL, N.J. – One day after signing with the San Diego Chargers, Jon Runyan says he'll retire at the end of the season and run for Congress in New Jersey.

The 35-year-old offensive lineman said Wednesday that he told Republican officials in Burlington County of his plans to challenge Democratic Rep. John Adler in New Jersey's 3rd District.

"I look forward to a successful end to my career on the field," Runyan said in a statement, "and a spirited campaign against Congressman Adler in 2010."

Runyan has not given interviews about his political ambitions or said much about his stance on issues. A previous statement mentioned the country was being taken in the wrong direction by career politicians "incapable of solving the problems we face."
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