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WWE News:  Kane thanks his supporters following his mayoral primary win

1.07K   //    02 May 2018, 20:29 IST

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Pro wrestler turned politician, Kane aka Glenn Jacobs is one step closer to becoming a mayor...

What's the story?

Glenn Jacobs aka Kane posted on his (personal) Twitter account on Tuesday evening after his victory in the Knox County, Tennessee mayor primary. According to Knox News, Jacobs defeated Brad Anders by only 17 votes.

In case you didn't know...

Jacobs, along with his wife, own an Allstate Insurance agency in Knoxville, Tennessee. It was in May of 2016 that Jacobs started to seriously consider running for mayor of Knox County; which is just a few miles north of Knoxville.

The heart of the matter...

Out of the over 40,500 votes cast, Jacobs had 14,633 and Anderson had 14,616. Knox News provided a picture of Jacobs taking a call during this election watch party on Tuesday evening.

Glenn Jacobs aka Kane at his election watch party on Tuesday evening...

After Jacobs declared victory, he would post the following tweets to thank his supporters:

He also made the following comment following the victory:

“(The results were) about the people of Knox County making a statement,” he said. “You know, my opponents are fine men, but they’re in the government right now and I think someone like me coming in and bringing fresh perspectives and new ideas is something that people look forward to.”

There are still 43 provisional ballots to go over, and the results will not be certified until May 21st, but it appears that Jacobs will indeed move on to the general election in August where the Knox News states he will be a heavy favourite.

What's next?

Kane aka Glenn Jacobs will shift his focus to the general election to become mayor of Knox County, Tennessee. That election will take place on August 2nd.

Author's take

A big congrats goes out to the former WWE Champion. You can tell that politics is something that Jacobs is very passionate about, and it's good to see that he's one step closer to becoming the mayor.

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I've been a passionate wrestling fan since I was a Little Stinger watching the NWA at my Grandma's house on Saturday nights in the 1980's. Since the start of 2015, I have hosted a pro wrestling podcast called Lost In The Midcard with my good friend Matt Black where we cover all wrestling promotions. My favorite wrestler of all-time is Ric Flair; while my favorite wrestlers today include Dean Ambrose, Kenny Omega, and Kevin Owens.
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