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Multi-time Olympic winner of the Gold, Carl Lewis was a patriotic American athlete in his spindly youth and short shorts.

Now he is older, heavier, grayer, 49 years old, and running again—this time to help Americans feel better about themselves. He is a Democrat and has chosen to try his luck at the State Senate of New Jersey, a modest start. Abe Lincoln was as unassuming in his political career.

Lewis notes that he wants children to be inspired to be better people, and he wants seniors to feel they can afford medical expenses and stay in their homes. These are hardly controversial positions. A link to a fair story about his ambitions: Olympic gold medallist Carl Lewis plans Democratic Party bid for New Jersey senate.

Lewis joins a growing coterie of former stars—from Bill Bradley and Jack Kemp to Jim Bunning and JC Watts. There is Lynn Swann and Steve Largent. Some have...

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