Idaho's Farris takes on Labrador after racing T.O. in NFL
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- As an NFL football player, Jimmy Farris once raced Pro Bowl wide receiver Terrell Owens to a standstill in a 40-yard-dash challenge: After splitting the first two heats, the third ended in a photo-finish draw.
Now retired from football, Farris is running as a Democrat on Tuesday against Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador.
With T.O., it was a gentleman's bet.
With Labrador, Idaho's 1st Congressional District is on the line.
Farris quit his NFL career three years ago before launching hopes to end Labrador's congressional run at one term.
But Labrador outraised his rival some eight-fold.
In two years, Labrador has championed fiscal austerity -- even taking on such sacred cows as the Idaho National Laboratory as part of his efforts to trim spending and reduce the nation's deficit.