Thursday, September 3, 2015

Ex-Eagle Garry Cobb to run for Congress

Ex-Eagles linebacker Garry Cobb will announce his candidacy for a South Jersey Congressional seat Monday, according to a press release issued Saturday.

Ex-Eagle Garry Cobb to run for Congress

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Former Eagles linebacker and current WIP radio co-host Garry Cobb, seen here with former president George W. Bush at Philadelphia International Airport, will announce his candidacy for a South Jersey Congressional seat Monday. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP file photo)
Former Eagles linebacker and current WIP radio co-host Garry Cobb, seen here with former president George W. Bush at Philadelphia International Airport, will announce his candidacy for a South Jersey Congressional seat Monday. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP file photo)

WASHINGTON – Ex-Eagles linebacker Garry Cobb will announce his candidacy for a South Jersey Congressional seat Monday, according to a press release issued Saturday.

Cobb, now a WIP radio sports personality who has never run for office before, has said for weeks that he intended to run for the open seat centered on Camden County, but had not made his decision official. Monday is the filing deadline for candidates.

Cobb will run as a Republican and will face an uphill fight to win the seat that was vacated in February by former U.S. Rep. Rob Andrews (D., N.J.). The district is heavily Democratic – Andrews typically won better than 60 percent of the vote.

Cobb plans to make his announcement in Cherry Hill Monday morning.

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On the Democratic side, State Sen. Donald Norcross (D., Camden) and Logan Township Mayor Frank Minor are running. Norcross has the backing of the powerful South Jersey Democratic organization. He is the brother of South Jersey Democratic power broker George Norcross, who is also the majority owner of the Inquirer and Philly.com.


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Jonathan Tamari is the Inquirer’s Washington correspondent. He writes about the lawmakers, politics and policy that affect Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Tamari previously covered the Philadelphia Eagles and the NFL. Before that he worked in Trenton, reporting on the characters and color of New Jersey state government. He lives in Washington.

Reach Jonathan at jtamari@phillynews.com.

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