Kane Leads Race To Become Knox County Mayor

Kane Leads Race To Become Knox County Mayor

Kane Leads Race To Become Knox County Mayor

Glenn Jacobs, known by his stage name Kane, beat out his primary opponent, Knox County Commissioner Brad Anders, by 17 votes (14,633-14,616), according to Knox News. However, his win looks like a slim one so far over his next-closest competitor. "That's why people voted for him, '" Jacobs, 51, told Knox News. Third-place finisher Bob Thomas tallied 11,296 votes.

Because of Jacobs's slim margin of victory, the race may take a few days to be officially called. While attempting to appeal to voters in Knox County, Jacobs focused on the fact that the could have lived anywhere else in the world thanks to his WWE career.

On the Democratic side, Linda Haney has a comfortable lead over Rhonda "Mousie" Gallman, 4,250-1,912. "I'm confident that come tomorrow afternoon, I'll be declared the victor of the GOP", said Jacobs.

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Despite the proclamation of victory from Jacobs and his campaign manager here, it's expected that official results on the election will not be in until next Thursday.

The former WWE Champion announced his candidacy in April of previous year and has been campaigning ever since, while still finding time to compete at events like the Royal Rumble and WrestleMania's Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal.

Jacobs follows other WWE superstars who gravitated from the wrestling ring to the political arena such as Jesse Ventura, who served as Minnesota's governor from 1999 to 2003.

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