WWE wrestler Kane (Glenn Jacobs) won a Republican primary race Tuesday (May 1) in Tennessee, becoming the GOP nominee for the next mayor of Knox County.
Jacobs, who edged Brad Anders by just 17 votes, will battle Democrat Linda Haney in the general election Aug. 2.
Thanks to everyone who helped win this historic victory!! The people who cast a ballot for me, my great team, my wonderful volunteers. Looking forward to VICTORY in the general election!
— Glenn Jacobs (@GlennJacobsTN) May 2, 2018
Jacobs, who works as an insurance agent in addition to his wrestling career, is a libertarian. His campaign focused on low taxes, improved infrastructure, and limited government.
— WWE (@WWE) May 2, 2018
According to The Guardian, If Jacobs wins the mayoral race he will follow the lead of former WWE star Jesse “The Body” Ventura who became mayor of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, in 1991 before being elected the state’s governor in 1999. Linda McMahon, the former CEO of WWE, serves as Administrator of the Small Business Administration in the Donald Trump government.
TUNE INTO THE NIGHT SHOW WITH KEV WEEKDAYS, 7 PM–MIDNIGHT.