Chael Sonnen a Winner on Election Day
by Jesse Motiff on May 19, 2010

UFC middleweight contender Chael Sonnen has passed the first test in his bid for a spot in the Oregon House of Representatives.

Sonnen claimed a victory in Tuesday’s Republican Party primaries by earning 99.13 percent of the vote in Oregon’s 37th District. Sonnen was running unopposed which is the reason for such a landslide victory.

Sonnen now faces Democratic nominee Will Rasmussen, who claimed victory over Gerritt Rosenthal and Joelle Davis with 65.82 percent of the votes cast.

The general election takes place Nov. 2.

Sonnen and Rasmussen are vying to replace Scott Bruun in the Oregon House of Representatives. Bruun recently vacated the seat in order to bid for the Republican nomination for a seat in the United States House of Representatives.

Before the election, Sonnen will face Anderson Silva at UFC 117 in August for the UFC Middleweight championship. If Sonnen can somehow pull off wins in both, he will certainly become one of the biggest names in MMA for mainstream media.



Tags: , ,

Related Mixed Martial Arts Articles

more articles »

Anthony Johnson Takes To Facebook To Address Allegations That The Mother Of Two Of His Children Has A Restraining Order Against Him

King Mo Lawal Booked To Fight Tom DeBlass At Bellator 131

Conor McGregor Says UFC Will Be Forced To Give Him A Title Shot If He Beats Dustin Poirier

Mark Hunt Already Looking Ahead To Next Fight, Says He Is Ready To Go In November

Jesse Motiff

view profile »

Recent Comments

Search Pulse

Author:

Zone:

Category:

So, with this Simple Jquery Modal Window, it can be in any shapes you want! Simple and Easy to modify : )