Former Eagle Cobb running for N.J. congressional seat

Former Philadelphia Eagle and sports talk show host Garry Cobb has announced he’s running for the New Jersey Congressional seat vacated by Rob Andrews in February. Cobb will run as a Republican against State Senator Donald Norcross.

Garry Cobb spent 11 years in the NFL and became a local sports talk celebrity in Philadelphia after his playing days ended. He hopes his name recognition will give him an edge in a heavily Democratic district that includes Camden and Cherry Hill.

“One of the big problems, I think, with the GOP is that they haven’t proven that we care about people. Well I’m in the GOP and I care about people”, said Cobb.

Cobb said he will not be hosting his talk radio show during the campaign. The House seat became vacant when Congressman Rob Andrews stepped down in February to take a job in the private sector.

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