Swann Considers Run for Congress
“It's a process. It's not a matter at this point about whether it's something I thought about doing in the past or would think about doing in the future”
Lynn Swann is thinking about running for Congress. The former Pittsburgh Steelers star, a Republican who lost Pennsylvania's gubernatorial race last fall, said Thursday he has been approached to run for the Pittsburgh-area seat held by Democratic Rep. Jason Altmire.
'I'm still collecting information,' Swann, of Sewickley Heights, told The Associated Press in a phone interview. 'People are still talking to me about it.'
Swann would not say who has talked to him or when he plans to make up his mind. Read more
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#1 Apr 18, 2007
I am curious as to what qualifications Lynn Swann is bringing to the table with his bid for a congressional seat. I am confidant that he is a good person and an excellent citizen, how does that transfer into turning PA especially Pittsburgh around. We need someone who can attract new business , renovate our region, retain our population and sale our assets to the world. Despite his notoriety , I am not sure Mr Swann can achieve any of these goals. As federal dollars are being spent elsewhere Pittsburgh is still sitting in the slow lane.
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