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Celeb status no guarantee

Lynn Swann is going to run for governor of Pennsylvania, but plenty of sports figures have failed in their bids for office.

Updated: September 14, 2005, 1:47 PM ET
By Jeff Merron | Page 2

Think Lynn Swann's celeb status and name recognition would give him a huge boost in his bid for governor of Pennsylvania? Maybe. But maybe not. You've heard all about the athletes-turned-politicians who win -- Jim Ryun, Jim Bunning, Jack Kemp, Bill Bradley. But being a former big-name sports celebrity is no guarantee of success in the political arena.

For example:

Four-time boxing champ Roberto "No Mas" Duran lost his 1994 bid for a national assembly seat in Panama -- possibly ...

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