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Napoleon Harris running for Congress

Updated: November 27, 2012, 12:19 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

CHICAGO -- Former NFL linebacker Napoleon Harris is running to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress.

Harris was just elected to the Illinois Senate, but he tells the Chicago Sun-Times that he's been getting overwhelming support for his plan to run for the 2nd Congressional District seat. Jackson resigned last week, citing health reasons.

"I'm running," Harris told the newspaper. "The primary reason I chose to run for the state Senate is the heartbeat and the pulse ...

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