Election Day 2010: Athletes who Made an Impact

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Election Day 2010: Athletes who Made an Impact
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On Election Day 2010, eight former professional athletes ran for different positions in the government.  

All eight of these athletes either played in the NBA or NFL. The MLB and NHL did not produce any politicians that ran for office in 2010. 

Four of these sports figures have won their respective elections, while two former athletes are in races that are still too close to call. 

Sadly, two former professional athletes could not convince voters that their leadership skills gained on the field or court would translate to a political office. 

Here are some former professional athletes that appeared on ballots on Nov. 2, 2010, along with some political ads. 

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