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


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.