As LeBron James returns to Cleveland, Ohio politicians rejoice

July 11, 2014
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said President Obama is "a big fan of LeBron's" during the daily news briefing on Friday, shortly after the NBA player's announcement that he will return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. (Associated Press)

LeBron James is headed back to Cleveland. And politicians from Ohio could not be happier.

"Welcome home LeBron. Cleveland is on the move," Sen. Sherrod Brown (D) said in an official statement. "This week it won a national party convention, and now it won back a favorite son. We look forward to your contributions and leadership, on the court and off, to make Northeast Ohio an even better place to raise a family. And celebrating a championship wouldn't hurt."

The welcome party was crowded.

The Florida response was understandably a little more muted. But Sen. Marco Rubio (R), who previously tweeted this:

...had this to say Thursday:

A few more reactions from across Twitter:

Oh man. Who wants to tell him?

Sarah Larimer is a general assignment reporter for the Washington Post.
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