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Pro Wrestler Kane Appears To Have Won GOP Mayoral Primary In Tennessee

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Henry Rodgers Capitol Hill Reporter

Glenn Jacobs, otherwise known as famous WWE wrestler Kane, appears to have won the GOP primary for Mayor of Knox County, Tenn., Tuesday night.

Jacobs has apparently beat Brad Anders in the mayoral primary, earning 17 more votes than Anders — 14,633 to 14,616 — with 100 percent of precincts reporting their votes, WATE reported. Since the race is so close, the results are not yet official, according to Yahoo.

The former pro wrestler will now take on Democratic candidate Linda Haney, who beat her opponent, Rhonda Gallman 7,662 to 1,924.

“Thanks to everyone who helped win this historic victory!! The people who cast a ballot for me, my great team, my wonderful volunteers,” Jacobs tweeted. “Looking forward to VICTORY in the general election!”

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Jacobs, 51, focused his campaign on lowering taxes, creating jobs, education and limited government.

All that needs to be counted are the provisional ballots and the winners of the primary will be declared.

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