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A professional wrestler has won his race to become the Republican mayor of Knox County, Tennessee.
The hulking six-foot-eight, 300-pound Glenn Jacobs easily defeated his Democrat opponent on Thursday in the Knox County mayoral race, Knox News reported.
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Speaking to supporters at Crowne Plaza in downtown Knoxville, Jacobs celebrated his win saying, “But this professional wrestler got into a no-holds-barred, last-man-standing match, and when the bell rung, he was victorious. We were victorious.”
The wrestler barely eked out a primary win when he beat Knox County Commissioner Brad Anders by a scant 24 votes in May’s primaries. But, he won convincingly in the general election held in the area that gave President Donald Trump a 24-point victory in 2016.
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Jacobs, who embraced President Trump during his campaign for mayor, ran as a political outsider and as a pro-growth Republican who opposes tax hikes. The new mayor also has a reputation of leaning toward libertarian ideals....
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