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Carl Lewis happy to be back on ballot

Updated: September 14, 2011, 4:26 PM ET
Associated Press

WESTAMPTON, N.J. -- Nine-time Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis said he's happy he appears to have beaten the challenge of his bid to run for office in New Jersey.

Lewis said Wednesday he's looking forward to turning his attention away from the partisan politics of the race and focusing on learning the issues and campaigning for the 8th District state Senate seat.

"I'm not running for state Senate because I wanted to become a politician," Lewis said during his first public comments ...

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