Johnson, Shuler, Wyche among sports figures to win government seats
Basketball's Kevin Johnson became mayor of Sacramento, Calif., while Heath Shuler and Sam Wyche scored victories that had little to do with football Tuesday on a night when more than a dozen sports figures ran for office.
Joe Mesi, once one of boxing's top heavyweights, had a rough time in the political ring, losing a bid for a legislative seat in New York.
Craig Robinson wasn't listed on any ballot, but the first-year
Oregon State basketball coach could soon be a frequent ...
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COVERING THE 2008 ELECTION
The 2008 presidential election yielded the nation's first black president in Barack Obama (who relaxed by playing pickup basketball on the day of his election). But a number of sports-related stories were sprinkled throughout the country.
• Kreidler: Kevin Johnson a confident new mayor
• Katz on playing basketball with Obama
• McNabb, other NFL players savor Obama's win
• LeBron: Obama's election 'uplifting'
• Oregon State's Robinson sees brother-in-law become president
• Sports winners: Kevin Johnson, Shuler, Wyche
• Obama could boost Chicago's 2016 bid
• ABCNews.com: Complete coverage
Obama, McCain with BermanPresidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama spoke with ESPN's Chris Berman during halftime of Monday Night Football the night before the election.
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• "OTL:" Sports figures shy on politics
• "SportsCenter": Obama talks with Stuart Scott
• McCain and Bob Ley
• "E:60": Cindy McCain takes the wheel
• "E:60": Love starting for Obama
• Reilly: Can Obama pick a fantasy team?
• Watch: Ditka for president