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Report: Former NFL WR Jimmy Farris to again seek office in Idaho

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Former NFL wide receiver Jimmy Farris, who lost in his bid to win one of Idaho’s seats in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2012, will run again for public office next year, the Spokane (Wash.) Spokesman-Review reported Thursday.

Farris told the Spokesman-Review that he’s not sure what political office he will seek but said he “will be running in 2014.”

Farris, a Democrat, was defeated by Republican incumbent Raul Labrador for the seat in Idaho’s 1st Congressional District.

Farris, 35, played six NFL seasons. He had stints with New England (2001), Atlanta (2002-2004) and Washington (2005, 2007). He was born in Lewiston, Idaho, which is located in the 1st Congressional District.

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11 Responses to “Report: Former NFL WR Jimmy Farris to again seek office in Idaho”
  1. tigersfandan says: Jul 20, 2013 6:00 PM

    An NFL player doing something meaningful in his retirement? Might be one of the few remaining appropriate times to point out that Tiki is flabbergasted!

  2. revroy78 says: Jul 20, 2013 6:03 PM

    I’m a liberal Democrat, but come on man. You’re running as a Democrat in Idaho. George Zimmerman has a better chance of being elected NAACP Person of the Year than you have of being elected as a Democrat in Idaho.

    Good luck though and I admire your willingness to enter the arena.

  3. mrsryansfamoustoejam says: Jul 20, 2013 6:21 PM

    He’s another aspiring politician trying to nose his way into the taxpayer trough.

  4. thingamajig says: Jul 20, 2013 6:33 PM

    Sounds like he must not be qualified for many jobs if its football to politics. Doesn’t take a lot of brains for either one.

  5. richdaddy1231 says: Jul 20, 2013 6:37 PM

    Why is this news??? Who cares about him running for office. He wil be corrupt like all the other hacks.

  6. kane337 says: Jul 20, 2013 7:28 PM

    Glad he lost the election.

  7. seanb20124 says: Jul 20, 2013 8:00 PM

    You keep running for office until the incumbent retires or screws up. Then you have name recognition to slide right in.

  8. mustbechris says: Jul 20, 2013 8:12 PM

    A Democrat running for office in Idaho? Good luck dude, you’re going to need it.

  9. footballisfun says: Jul 20, 2013 8:48 PM

    Are there Democrats in Idaho? I thought is was just Utah-lite.

  10. bigballspete says: Jul 20, 2013 10:43 PM

    I know Jimmy and he is a genuinely good guy. Not sure if a Democrat can get elected in Idaho, but I believe he’s in it for the right reasons.

  11. contraisloosebuthole says: Jul 21, 2013 4:16 AM

    Farris was always an honest guy to me and I have known him since junior high. His opponent got caught with illegal immigrants working in his house and Idahoans still elected him. He is a little religious for my tastes but still a stand up guy.

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