Giants Legend Harry Carson Mulling Run For Congress In NJ

NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — House Democrats are recruiting Giants Hall of Famer Harry Carson to run for Congress in the Garden State.

A congressional source told The Associated Press that the legendary linebacker would challenge five-term Republican Rep. Scott Garrett in New Jersey’s 5th Congressional District.

The 58-year-old Carson told the AP that he’s interested, but didn’t say much more on the subject. Carson, who is in Hawaii for a family vacation, said he might be able to expand on a possible House run in the next week or two.

He said the trip gives him a chance to think about his future and whether he enters politics.

Since retiring in 1988, Carson has worked as a broadcaster, written two books and focused on concussions in sports.

“After the Super Bowl, I probably will have an announcement one way or another,” Carson, a South Carolina native, recently told the Charleston Post and Courier.

Run, Harry, Run? Sound off in the comments below…

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  • Stephen Didovich

    i loved harry at linebacker but if i lived in the district i would vote
    for scott

  • Steve

    Save your reputation …stay away from politics.

  • Michael

    Did you ask the same question when an actor, Ronald Reagan, was elected POTUS?

  • Don

    The guy is a ex football player. What does he know about politics?

    • triv42

      I would think that he has more common sense than the president.

    • KPMc

      I think the less candidates know about politics the better.

      We don’t need more politicians we need more government servants.

      Politics aren’t important… good government is.

      There IS a difference.

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