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BALLOT INITIATIVE

Some former athletes are taking a shot at public office in some hotly contested races. Here's a rundown.
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COLIN ALLRED (D)

• Texas: 32nd District

The former Baylor and Tennessee Titans LB is looking to upset and unseat Pete Sessions.

BOB FLANDERS (R)

• Rhode Island: U.S. Senate

A two-sport star at Brown—his 94-yard run is one of the longest in Ivy history—he was a Tigers draft pick.

ANTHONY GONZALEZ (R)

• Ohio: 16th District

A former WR and first-round pick of the Colts, Gonzalez (above) has Peyton Manning's backing.

ADAM GREENBERG (R)

• Connecticut: State Senate

Gunning for Ted Kennedy Jr.'s seat, Greenberg (below) had his MLB career derailed by a hit by pitch in 2005.

J.D. SCHOLTEN (D)

• Iowa: 4th District

The former ace of the Nebraska baseball team trails eight-term incumbent Steve King by 6% in the polls.