Tony Khan files to run for Congress (unless he doesn’t)

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Tony Khan eventually will be running the Jaguars, unless his father, Shad, decides to cash out and move on from owning and operating an NFL team. In recent years, Tony Khan has focused most of his professional efforts on the family’s wrestling operation, AEW.

Now, he’s interested in another industry featuring over-the-top personalities, implausible storylines, and rigged outcomes.

Via Jacksonville Today, Tony Khan has filed to run for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Khan will run as a Democrat. The seat is currently held by John Rutherford, a Republican.

Most owners are Republican or at least lean toward conservative, especially when it comes to fiscal matters like paying taxes. Or not paying them.

The league currently is under Congressional scrutiny for the Washington investigation and the Brian Flores lawsuit. The ongoing spread of legalized gambling also could invite more and more pressure from Congress. So maybe it makes sense for NFL owners to have a direct voice in these matters, obvious conflict of interest notwithstanding.

First, Khan has to win the seat. Before that, he has to win his party’s nominations. Billionaires and/or the progeny of billionaires often have a hard time winning Democratic primaries.

UPDATE 11:26 a.m. ET: Khan has tweeted that he’s not running for Congress. It was fun while it lasted. At least we didn’t kill Terry Bradshaw, again. Hopefully, Jacksonville Today will also update or delete its story. Meanwhile, why in the hell would anyone create a fake filing suggesting that Tony Khan is running for Congress?

18 responses to “Tony Khan files to run for Congress (unless he doesn’t)

  1. Oh no. He needs to focus on AEW. It’s the best wrestling promotion around. Do Congress in a few years time after AEW is so established it runs itself well.

  2. Good. Let him run and maybe it’ll keep the Boy Blunder from meddling with things he knows nothing about.

  3. Just to be clear , elections are not rigged as millions of dollars and hundreds of court cases and investigations have proved .

  4. If Tony Khan can’t even run a competent pro wrestling show, what makes him think he can handle the shenanigans that go on in DC?

  5. Most owners may want to pay as little taxes as possible (just like every other person in this country), but they give more to local charities than anyone else and employ many other high-end earners that contribute locally.

  6. shurmanblog says:
    February 10, 2022 at 9:15 am
    Just to be clear , elections are not rigged as millions of dollars and hundreds of court cases and investigations have proved .
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    For the people that downvoted just a reminder , it’s never too late to reconnect with reality .

  7. No. The guy is totally incompetent. Look at the Jags. He and his clown daddy have done such a good job with that right? I have the feeling his record in his business ventures will mean nobody will vote for him.

  8. Guessing if Peterson can’t turn it around ,Kahn will say enough is enough,I’ll take my profits and sell the team .

  9. AEW > WWE
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    In what? Not revenue. Not ratings. Not popularity. Bloated rosters? Tiny wrestlers? I’ll give you AEW there.

  10. supercharger says:
    February 10, 2022 at 2:03 pm
    AEW > WWE
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    In what? Not revenue. Not ratings. Not popularity. Bloated rosters? Tiny wrestlers? I’ll give you AEW there.

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    At one time I was one of the the biggest WWE fans around. Really annoyed me when Eric Bischoff would give away Raw results on live Nitros.

    Now I couldn’t care less about WWE. AEW is where it’s at. Better wrestlers, better TV, better shows better ratings in the 18-49 demographic and it’s only a matter of time before the other categories catch up.

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