Andre Agassi Won’t Seek Congress Seat in 2006
In case you were worried, tennis star Andre Agassi has decided not to run for Congress in 2006.
Andre Agassi has made it official: He’s not running for Congress in Nevada’s 2006 elections.
Gil Eisner, a retired Summerlin resident, sought to draft Agassi, who lives in Las Vegas, to run for the 3rd Congressional District seat held by Rep. Jon Porter, a Republican. He said Agassi would be perfect because of his name recognition and reputation as a philanthropist.
“While I am flattered by the recent effort to draft me to run for Congress, I presently have no plans to enter the political arena,” Agassi said in a statement released Wednesday by R&R Partners on behalf of the Agassi Foundation. “I will continue to focus my efforts on tennis, my foundation and my family.”
My first thought was that the “Image is Everything” pitchman is rather unqualified for the job. Upon a moment’s reflection, though, upon some of the current members of the House made me reconsider.