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NFL hall members to flock to Canton

CANTON, Ohio, July 17 (UPI) -- Nearly 70 NFL Hall of Fame members have committed to attend this year's induction ceremony on Aug. 2 at Canton, Ohio.

Rendell has big lead in Pa.

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Gov. Ed Rendell appeared headed for an easy re-election victory Tuesday in Pennsylvania over former Pittsburgh Steelers star Lynn Swann.

Record number of black candidates in 2006

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- More black candidates are operating campaigns for the U.S. Senate and governors of U.S. states in 2006 than ever before.

Santorum ads chip at opponent's popularity

LANCASTER, Pa., Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Heavy ad spending by U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., has driven up Democratic challenger Bob Casey Jr.'s negative ratings with Pennsylvania voters.

Bush lends support to Swann fundraiser

LANCASTER, Pa., Aug. 17 (UPI) -- A Lancaster, Pa., fundraiser attended by U.S. President George Bush has raised $700,000 for Republican gubernatorial candidate Lynn Swann.

Bush returns from vacation to briefings

WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush returned to Washington from his Texas vacation Monday to a full schedule of meetings pertaining to national and global security.

Report: Swann may need to produce records

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 29 (UPI) -- Former Pittsburgh Steeler Lynn Swann, who is running as a Republican for Pennsylvania governor, reportedly may need to update campaign finance disclosures.

From gridiron to gubernatorial mansion

WASHINGTON, March 14 (UPI) -- Football legends are seeking success in the political arena such as Pennsylvania's Lynn Swann and Nebraska's Tom Osborne looking to win governor's races. Swann, who won four Super Bowls in a Hall of Fame career with the Pittsburgh Steelers, is running abo

Swann gets Pa. GOP gov endorsement

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Former Pittsburgh Steeler Lynn Swann has won the endorsement of Pennsylvania's state GOP committee as their candidate to run against Gov. Ed Rendell. The NFL Hall of Fame wide receiver and ABC sports commentator still has to defeat his only remaining Repu

Lynn Swann close to GOP endorsement

MONROEVILLE, Pa., Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Lynn Swann has all but clinched the state Republican Party's endorsement for Pennsylvania governor, it was reported.

Former Steeler Lynn Swann runs for Pa. gov

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Lynn Swann has taken up a new game, announcing his candidacy for governor of Pennsylvania.

Swann may dive into Pa. governor's race

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Former Pittsburgh Steelers football great Lynn Swann signaled he is moving toward a run for Pennsylvania governor by forming a political action committee.
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Lynn Swann
Lynn Swann reacts to President George W. Bush speech at the Lancaster Host Resort in Lancaster, PA on August 16, 2006. President Bush was in town to headline a fundraiser for the Swann/Matthews gubernatorial campaign. (UPI Photo/Deb Grove/Pool)

Lynn Curtis Swann (born March 7, 1952) is an American former professional football player and sportscaster, and current politician. In 2006, he was the Republican nominee to run against the incumbent Ed Rendell for Pennsylvania Governor.

Swann was born in Alcoa, Tennessee. As a youth, Swann was raised in Foster City and attended Junípero Serra High School in San Mateo, California where in addition to playing football he was a track star, leaping 24' 10" in the long jump. He later attended the University of Southern California, and completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Relations from the USC Annenberg School for Communication in 1974.

Swann is married to Charena Swann, a psychologist, and they have two sons. Charena's sister is married to Sherman Douglas of Syracuse University fame.

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