SPORTS & POLITICS: Election night winners & losers

November 8, 2012 

Sports figures who ran for election Tuesday:

WINNERS

Jim Renacci, Arena Football League owner, Ohio, R, U.S. House.

Jon Runyan, NFL, New Jersey, D, U.S. House.

Fred Smith, Harlem Globetrotter, Arkansas, Green, Legislature.

Jim Tedisco, college basketball, New York, R, Legislature.

LOSERS

Clint Didier, NFL, Washington State, R, public lands commissioner.

Al Lawson, college basketball, Florida, D, U.S. House.

Linda McMahon, pro wrestling, Connecticut, R, U.S. Senate.

Danny Tarkanian, college basketball, Nevada, R, U.S. House.

Jimmy Farris, NFL, Idaho, D, U.S. House.

Phil Hansen, NFL, Minnesota, R, Legislature.

Sports figures with family ties:

WINNER

Tom Rooney, NFL, Florida, R, U.S. House.

LOSERS

George Allen, NFL, Virginia, R, U.S. Senate.

Ben Chandler, baseball, Kentucky, D, U.S. House.

Connie Mack IV, baseball, Florida, R, U.S. Senate. The Associated Press

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