Skip to content

Jon Runyan takes a big step toward Congress

jonrunyanjpg-41c0dd7c65115803_medium.jpgFormer NFL offensive lineman Jon Runyan, who has traded in football for politics, has scored his first victory in his new career.

Runyan has secured the Republican nomination for New Jersey’s Third Congressional district.

He’ll square off against incumbent Jon Adler in November.

Per the Associated Press, observers believe it could be one of the most expensive and competitive races this year.

With a strong anti-incumbent mood currently sweeping the country, we wouldn’t bet against Runyan, a long-time member of the Eagles.  After microfracture surgery in 2009, Runyan signed with the Chargers during the season and retired after a playoff loss to the Jets.

Permalink 38 Comments Feed for comments Latest Stories in: Philadelphia Eagles, Rumor Mill, San Diego Chargers, Sprint Football Live - Rumors, Top Stories
38 Responses to “Jon Runyan takes a big step toward Congress”
  1. Dave says: Jun 8, 2010 11:59 PM

    Another step toward the Second Republican Revolution. Give him hell Jon.

  2. PackFaninPackLand says: Jun 8, 2010 11:59 PM

    Goodbye Adler. Republicans are gonna sweep the elections come November, and reclaim America !
    Can’t wait !!!!!

  3. robert ethen says: Jun 9, 2010 12:04 AM

    Big step indeed. I’ve heard he can cross the Hudson River in a single bound. With his blue ox Babe under one arm.
    ….or maybe that was someone else.

  4. nittanylion0 says: Jun 9, 2010 12:04 AM

    I live in the heart of this Congressional district and, let me tell you, Runyan’s total numbers against a no-name candidate with relatively no organization and absolutely no party support indicate Tubby’s a good candidate… To lose in November.

  5. SamHam says: Jun 9, 2010 12:08 AM

    He’d automatically be the hairiest man in congress..Unless George the animal Steele is also running..

  6. Raider Pride says: Jun 9, 2010 12:11 AM

    He is a Republican.
    He will will know when to “Take A Knee” to win this election.
    (This of course will go over the head of many Democrat readers here.)

  7. The Black Cat says: Jun 9, 2010 12:50 AM

    Just what the world needs, another sucky republican congressman.

  8. WhoDey_Man says: Jun 9, 2010 12:56 AM

    i cant wait to see 50 posts of “screw you florio this isn’t news and you suck blah blah blah wah wah wah”

  9. BLeedGreeN4Life says: Jun 9, 2010 1:28 AM

    Jon Runyan > Michael Strahan

  10. Johnnyb612 says: Jun 9, 2010 1:35 AM

    Hopefully he doesn’t have visions of becoming a lying crook like the rest of the politicians in this country.

  11. Sow Crates says: Jun 9, 2010 1:40 AM

    Runyan take big step Congress. Runyan hope many change good for people. Runyan accountable, Runyan ready do what right.
    Runyan’s going nowhere if those who edit his speeches and press releases are as bad as the editor of this site.

  12. Johnnyb612 says: Jun 9, 2010 3:12 AM

    Hopefully he doesn’t have visions of becoming a lying crook like the rest of the politicians in this country.

  13. Johnnyb612 says: Jun 9, 2010 3:28 AM

    Hopefully he doesn’t have visions of becoming a lying crook like the rest of the politicians in this country.

  14. Desides says: Jun 9, 2010 5:48 AM

    “With a strong anti-incumbent mood currently sweeping the country…”
    Despite what MSNBC might say, the correct term is “anti-Democrat.”

  15. bomismorg says: Jun 9, 2010 6:48 AM

    its not a good idea to elect former players for any political role.in my area we have had three flame out as idiots or disgraced as being corrupt.you have to ask yourself first is the players degree real,as we all know colleges push most players to graduate.number two when did he have time to educate himself on the political system?playing football for ten years which takes about seven months a year of your time,where is the education coming from.some players have done well but i would bet my salary its under 50% of former players that are respected as being a good politician.

  16. Art Vandalay says: Jun 9, 2010 7:25 AM

    One of my favorite Eagles of all time. Loved this guys demeanor and watching him battle Michael Strahan was just awesome football. Runyan was hard nasty worker so I like that attitude in Congress

  17. Duck Fallas says: Jun 9, 2010 7:32 AM

    Loved his career, but I don’t see how it prepared him in any way to occupy a Congressional seat.

  18. Chapnasty2 says: Jun 9, 2010 7:38 AM

    All incumbents are toast this year regardless of their political party. Thank God for that. I am suprised you wouldn’t bet against him though being the bleeding lib that you are. I would figure you would have made an excuse for him losing or blamed it on Bush.

  19. Black QB White RB says: Jun 9, 2010 8:14 AM

    It’s not anti-incumbent, the mood is anti- big giant government overreaching into all areas of our lives……
    As a resident of that district, i will be voting for Mr. Runyan, despite the fact that I am a Redskins fan…………

  20. Asswipe Johnson (Pronounced Az-Wee-Pay) says: Jun 9, 2010 8:23 AM

    You Politicians better not piss this guy off…Or someday while in a crowded political frenzy of a room equivalent to the NFL trenches…Jon Runyan will seek you out and punch you in the groin when nobody is looking.

  21. dldavidlong says: Jun 9, 2010 8:33 AM

    tea party dominating the ballot box!

  22. Mooch says: Jun 9, 2010 8:42 AM

    I was pretty shocked to see that Jon only won by 59-41. He had far money cash and name recognition.
    I’d guess it will be a close one, but then again – I am someone on the left who will NEVER vote for Adler. Parties need to learn from NJ – put up moderate pragmatists and you can get elected no matter what party you are from.

  23. big max says: Jun 9, 2010 8:49 AM

    Jon Runyan takes a big step toward Congress

  24. wetdentist says: Jun 9, 2010 8:51 AM

    as one who used to be a huge fan of Runyan until i found out that he’s a tax-dodging teabagger, i hope that karma comes back to cheap-shot him from behind

  25. Unwashed Villager says: Jun 9, 2010 9:47 AM

    Why didn’t he run when the Shrub was dictating? I think he would’ve fit right in with the whole lying, extraordinary renditioning, water boarding, healthcare for children hating, face shooting, warrantless wiretapping, fear mongering, congressional subpoena dodging, vote tampering/hanging chad/Diebold loving, dissension hating, detainee torturing, warmongering, National Debt increasing, foreign relations bungling, stupifyingly, horrifyingly, criminally inept Katrina handling, false patriot, McCarthyist gang. Meh if he doesn’t get elected he can just go get a job at Faux News. Maybe they could find something that plays into his talents like, I dunno, having him take cheap shots on Bill O’Reilly’s guests while they’re getting piled on by everyone in the studio.

  26. poonhok says: Jun 9, 2010 9:58 AM

    Liberals are smart.
    Let’s see:
    To fix the economy, you voted for a guy with no private sector experience who hates capitalism.
    To protect the country, you voted for a guy who loathes the military.
    To lead the country, you vote for a guy who was mentored by people who hate the country.
    To carry the torch of freedom, you vote for a guy who has no problem appointing a self-identified Communist (Van Jones) as his green jobs czar.
    To protect the environment, you voted for a guy who received more money from BP (ever heard of them?) than any candidate in history
    Yep, Liberals are smart….
    PS:
    For those uninformed, the Communists killed and tortured more innocent people than any group in history…

  27. jbraider says: Jun 9, 2010 10:08 AM

    Duck Fallas says:
    June 9, 2010 7:32 AM
    Loved his career, but I don’t see how it prepared him in any way to occupy a Congressional seat.
    ________
    As compared to the current bozos holding those offices?
    As compared to our esteemed campaigner in chief?

  28. Chapnasty2 says: Jun 9, 2010 10:19 AM

    @ theblackcat
    “Just what the world needs, another sucky republican congressman.”
    As opposed to those wonderful Democrat ones? Idiot.

  29. jsinforo says: Jun 9, 2010 10:25 AM

    Runyan for President!

  30. Mooch says: Jun 9, 2010 10:27 AM

    “tea party dominating the ballot box!”
    Uh, Runyan BEAT a Tea Party candidate you dope. Don’t you follow the news? Or do you just make stuff up to fit your make-believe world? Jeez.
    GOP is batting about .500 so far in these elections (upstate NY and PA losses were inexcusable, KY is a fiasco), despite voter anger. They’re the Detroit Lions of political parties.
    Why the shabby performance? Because the Tea Party split the GOP base in half. A joke like Harry Reid is now likely to return to Congress. Sigh.
    But Runyan will win, Adler is a clown and I cannot wait to see him go.
    “Communists killed and tortured more innocent people than any group in history…”
    Sorry, wrong. Close, though. I’d put the Catholic Church and Romans WAY higher. They had longer careers and were able to do more volume.

  31. poonhok says: Jun 9, 2010 10:58 AM

    I’d love to have some of Mooch’s stash…if I were a pothead….

  32. Mooch says: Jun 9, 2010 12:10 PM

    Or my education, if you bad a brain.
    It’s history. Learn something before you pretend to state facts. That’s really all I ask. Since I probably paid for your education with my taxes.

  33. sukit says: Jun 9, 2010 12:57 PM

    Go Liberal Progressives! Tea Baggers will win a few elections but Dems will keep the majority this November (just not the super majorities they had). Like it or not Obama has turned back the depression and will be reelected easily in a couple years. Oh yeah I don’t think John Runyun (was that the name of the whale that killed that girl in Seaworld recently?) stands a chance in that district. Maybe I am wrong but highly doubtful.

  34. The Real Shuxion says: Jun 9, 2010 2:07 PM

    # Mooch says: June 9, 2010 12:10 PM
    Or my education, if you bad a brain.
    It’s history. Learn something before you pretend to state facts. That’s really all I ask. Since I probably paid for your education with my taxes.
    ——————————————————
    If you grew up in Ma (Bristol County) then you paid for my education. THAAANNNKKKKKSSSSS :D

  35. TheBaySay says: Jun 9, 2010 4:09 PM

    The “strong anti-incumbent mood” as the current myth goes refers mostly to people thinking their own politicians are okay because they bring jobs to their areas while other politicians are bad because they support “wasteful pork” – i.e. jobs for THEIR areas. Sort of the same way that everyone thinks Federal government is too big and yet should have been immediately able to fix an oil leak fifty miles off shore under a mile of water. It’s the old wanting to have it both ways shtick, nothing more. When the Tea Party ideas like phasing out Social Security start to get more press, their popularity will decrease even more than it already has.

  36. Mooch says: Jun 9, 2010 10:36 PM

    OMG…I DID!!!

  37. PackFaninPackLand says: Jun 9, 2010 11:56 PM

    Sukit is the typical liberal. Can only issue personal attacks, but when it comes to ideas is completely clueless.
    By the way, “Obama has turned back the depression and will be reelected easily in a couple years.” is perhaps THEE dumbest comment ever on this web site. 7 million lost jobs under Obama, stock market off 4000 points, when you factor in people that have given up hope of even looking for a job, unemployment is about 17%, house values are plummeting, 401k values are plummeting, record amounts of people filing for bankruptcy every month, and on and on and on. Oh yeah, B.O. is doing a BANG UP job ! 42 % approval rating and falling nearly every week … and that’s WITH an ass-kiss media behind him.
    As I said, I cannot wait until November to get rid of all this liberal garbage in Washington !!!!!!

  38. poonhok says: Jun 10, 2010 12:33 AM

    Agreed, it’s time to get the D-Baggers out of Washington!

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!