He was a Redskins football player with no political experience, and he had voted only once. Now he’s running for Congress.
Jimmy Farris at a University of Idaho football game as he campaigns at the university in Moscow, Idaho, in September. Farris, who played six seasons in the NFL, including two with the Washington Redskins, grew up playing football in Lewiston, Idaho, and was a Division I-AA all-American at the University of Montana. He didn’t vote in an election until Barack Obama ran for president in 2008. His candidacy stirred something in Farris. Matt McClain/FOR THE WASHINGTON POST Buy Photo