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Tebow in office? He won't rule it out



US News & World Report:

Football sensation Tim Tebow may not take the field this season, but he could soon enter a different kind of arena: politics.

The New York Jets backup quarterback told ESPN he was considering a career in politics after his gridiron glory fades. When asked about the possibility, Tebow said 'making a difference' would be his goal after his playing days were over.

"I haven't ruled [politics] out," Tebow said. "It won't be anytime soon in my future, but it'll be something I'll at least look at and consider one day."

If Tebow were to decide to step into the political arena, he would have an upper hand on most, says Brian Hughes, a GOP strategist and former adviser to Florida Gov. Rick Scott.

"Many of the political newcomers have to face an uphill battle with name ID, so Tebow would have an advantage with that," Hughes says. "Beyond his celebrity status I think he emulates the values a lot of conservative voters look for. ... He's made some clear statements about his faith and social convictions." (full story here)

[Last modified: Friday, September 21, 2012 9:57am]


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