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Runyan Signs with Chargers, Announces Bid for GOP Nomination in NJ3

November 25, 2009

For our friends in Cherry Hill…

Former Eagles lineman Jon Runyan – whose name has been circulating as being interested in running against Congressman Adler in 2010 – was signed last night by the San Diego Chargers.  While doing so, he also released an official statement regarding his political aspirations following his retirement from football.

From the AP: NFL’s Jon Runyan to run for Congress in NJ

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. – NFL player Jon Runyan says he’ll retire at the end of the season and launch a campaign for Congress in New Jersey’s 3rd District.

The 35-year-old offensive lineman signed Tuesday to play the remainder of the season with the San Diego Chargers.

Runyan said in a written statement that he had told Republican officials in Burlington County that he would retire after the season and seek to challenge Democratic Rep. John Adler in 2010.

Runyan has played 13 seasons in the NFL for Houston, Tennessee and Philadelphia.

He lives in Mount Laurel.

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