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Coach Lou Holtz vs. Suzanne Kosmas?



Louholtz No sure thing it will happen, but ESPN analyst and former Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz was meeting with Republican leaders in Washington Thursday about the prospect of challenging Democratic U.S. Rep. Suzanne Kosmas. Holtz, 72 and living in the Orlando area, would surely be a terrific money-raiser and bring loads of attention to that seat, though plenty of other credible Republicans including Winter Park Commissioner Karen Diebel and state Reps. Sandy Adams and Dorothy Hukill also are running.


Celebrity candidates can be unpredictable in politics, of course. The Orlando Sentinel, which first reported the potential Holtz candidacy, noted that last year Holtz had to apologize after calling Hitler a great leader.

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 3:55pm]


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