Rumblings that Wrestler Kane could challenge Alexander

3:16 PM, May 17, 2013   |    comments
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by Chas Sisk | Tennessean

Hitting the inboxes of political journalists overnight was a link to a blog post in Reason magazine that suggested the former professional wrestler Kane is weighing a challenge to U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander.

The libertarian magazine quotes "sources close to the one-time World Heavyweight Champion" (we'd guess Paul Bearer except that he's dead and another reporter already made that joke) as saying Kane, a.k.a. Glenn Jacobs, is "open to the possibility of considering a primary campaign" against Alexander.

Corroboration for this speculation, were any necessary, has come already in the form of the many other email blasts that have gone out recently touting Kane's political activities. The former World Wide Entertainment star now lives in Johnson City.

On Wednesday, a group called TN Campaign for Liberty said Kane was challenging Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey to a debate over Internet sales taxes (an issue on which Ramsey and Alexander are united). Kane's name also popped up on a release back in April promoting a tea party petition against Internet sales taxes.

Sounds like the wrestler has his platform ready. Let's just hope he doesn't try to hit Alexander over the head with it.

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