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From Admiral To Congressman?

According to The Politico, "A wealthy Chicago-area businessman who played minor league hockey for the Washington Capitals organization is expressing strong interest in challenging Rep. Melissa Bean (D-Ill.)."

The Hill adds that this newcomer, who may, in fact, have his sights set on Dick Durbin's U.S. Senate seat, "only briefly attended college [and] would be vulnerable to attacks on his limited political background and qualifications."

The would-be-pol in question is a fella by the name of Steve Greenberg, who apparently played 80 games for the then-Hampton Roads (now Norfolk) Admirals of the ECHL back in the late '80s/early '90s (I wonder if he'll play up this military experience in his Congressional bid).

For all of you Dems hanging 'round these parts, here's hoping that Greenberg gets no closer to a job in Washington this time around than he did during his hockey career.

And yeah, slow news day.