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Posted on Nov 7, 2006
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Did you know Democratic Senate candidate Jim Webb once boxed Oliver North?


Along with the battle for control of Congress, the 2006 midterm election also features some odd connections and quirky tidbits of trivia. Check out a few of the lesser-known facts from the Nov. 7 races.

Luckily, The Donald doesn’t vote in Pennsylvania: Fired by Donald Trump in “Apprentice: Season 2,” Raj Peter Bhakta is running as a Republican for Congress against Rep. Allyson Schwartz in Pennsylvania’s 13th District.

Incumbent governors who have appeared on “The Dating Game”: California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm.

Foreign-born governors who can’t become president: Schwarzenegger (born in Austria) and Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm (born in Canada).

Foreign-born governors who become president in a fictional movie after Article II, Section I of the Constitution is amended: Schwarzenegger in the movie “Demolition Man;” (Sandra Bullock’s character explains this fact to Sylvester Stallone’s John Spartan in the film.)

Texas gubernatorial candidate endorsed by both Willie Nelson and Jesse Ventura: Singer and humorist Kinky Friedman (running as Independent).

U.S. Senate candidates who have boxed Oliver North: Jim Webb, a Democrat running in Virginia, boxed North in 1967 when they were both at the Naval Academy. North won in a decision.


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By Mad as Hell, November 7, 2006 at 10:45 am Link to this comment
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Yeah, and if things break as we hope, Webb will beat Allen for the Senate seat that North couldn’t take from Robb 12 years ago!

I would MUCH rather lose a decision in the ring to North and win the Senate seat he couldn’t win—that’s just MY opinion.

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