Former Vol Shuler re-elected to Congress in North Carolina

Former University of Tennessee quarterback Heath Shuler was re-elected Tuesday to Congress in North Carolina.

Congressman Heath Shuler

UNDATED (AP) -- Former University of Tennessee quarterback Heath Shuler was re-elected Tuesday to Congress in North Carolina.

Shuler, a Heisman Trophy runner-up who played quarterback for the Washington Redskins and New Orleans Saints, won in his first bid for re-election to Congress.

Shuler, a Democrat, defeated Carl Mumpower, who had irritated local Republican officials by saying he would support efforts to impeach President Bush.

Shuler's district is in the mountains of western North Carolina.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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