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He's already conquered the gridiron and now he has his sights set on the world -- politics his focus is to stop out of control federal spending.
And hopes its first step is this November's election.
We're joined right now here in the -- -- by former NFL all pro offensive tackle and newest congressional candidate John -- -- -- you do morning.
My I was reading somewhere that you feel so strongly about this you are willing to spend some your own money did -- unseat the the guy who's in office right now Democrat.
You have to be willing to do I'm in this situation -- can books.
-- -- -- work and attempted to old fashioned way first.
-- I read that you have a true passion for politics everyone knew that you had a passion for football are you transferring.
Some of that anger you felt that he can't.
Against the other team to your opponent in the political scene as well.
But that there -- a lot of parallels and -- it is you know it is a negative world a negative environment something.
Been around in the sports for -- -- how figure translates well I think also forget the past and -- -- You know doing community service and that type of for that purpose of have ever since her beak beacon of Philadelphia Eagles notes.
It's translating into huge step in community service -- for -- prepared for.
-- -- -- tough aggressive football player.
Is that your interest in and politics as well we be equally -- -- -- Aggressive is that necessary that.
-- -- fully necessary mean you have to stand up for what you believe in and knowledge.
I think politics gotten the point war you know -- -- there's a lot of special interest involved and and not being that guy in I'm always on the list of being the dirty just learning on and on one of the during his players men fell.
And I think taking the that that record in that thing also a little play the way this is supposed to be played not the way everybody else's plane and that target the label label that's what I want where you -- there is split now now.
Obama played the game away it was suppose we -- not the way everybody else was doing.
And then you have -- a lovely retirement from NFL you're sitting at home and you just -- had enough you saw how the government was spending money that we didn't have.
He's and I look I gotta put my helmet I'm -- Washington.
Well over it was funny because it actually went down weird -- that was went through offseason knee surgery last year and really didn't have a job and and well Thanksgiving the chargers are actually call -- to have played six games out there -- -- in the middle of going through this process of making all these decisions and ultimately.
Give up the football here which I think it's tougher.
I don't know -- haven't -- haven't been in this one long ago sturdier.
We're both pretty dirty -- that help prepare I think they're very similar in that aspect I think is just a matter of different subject matter -- It's awesome to me like -- lot like some of these two carriers and the people who just finally had had enough with the spending.
And decided that that you -- -- put your hat in the race or your your bureau and all in the game or whatever else you can come up with Jon Runyan best of luck.
-- continued on union passed here thank you very much collective that you weren't coming.
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