Former Eagle Gary Cobb Intends to Run for Open Congressional Seat

The Republican will most likely face Democratic Senator Donald Norcross for Rob Andrews' soon-to-be vacant seat.

Former Philadelphia Eagle Garry “G” Cobb will seek the Republican nomination for Rob Andrews’ soon-to-be vacant First Congressional District seat, the Burlington County Times reports.

Cobb, of Cherry Hill, made his intentions known to the Camden County Republican Committee Thursday night, according to the report.

Andrews announced his resignation on Feb. 4. He will join the law firm Dilworth Paxson.

The First Congressional District encompasses Camden, Gloucester and Burlington counties. Andrews represented the district since 1990.

Cobb retired that same year after spending 11 years in the NFL. The former linebacker was an Eagle for three years, and has served as a broadcaster on WIP Sports Radio, CBS 3 and now runs the website gcobb.com.

Cobb’s most likely opponent would be Sen. Donald Norcross, a Democrat who represents the Fifth Legislative District. He's the brother of Democratic powerbroker George Norcross.

Brian White February 09, 2014 at 06:43 PM
I like G-Cobb. He is a Tea Party supporter as well but don't tell any uninformed liberal that fact as they claim the Tea Party is "racist". lol liberals
Schu February 09, 2014 at 08:53 PM
If George Norcross is involved, G-Cobb can earn 100% of the vote and his brother Donald would still win.
Dr. Kenneth Nosewater February 10, 2014 at 07:11 AM
I never heard of Cobb, but I do know of Norcross. My vote is for Cobb.
Gary Kuehnapfel February 10, 2014 at 08:55 AM
To the Republican's: Gary Cobb is a former Eagle he would be a good choice for your side. He's also a good choice for your side of the argument because I'm sure he's against women's health care, reproductive rights, birth control, unions, workers rights, work place safety, environmental protection, education, science, poor hungry kids, American jobs, welfare, immigration reform, social security, medicare, equal protection under the law, civil rights, infrastructure, jobs, global warming, and anything else that government does for the average citizen.
Michael Manning February 10, 2014 at 09:41 AM
An outstanding quality person from a tremendous family and family background. A true professional in everything he did including the way he conducts his life. He has my vote for sure. Not a political animal and possesses the brains and determination to do the right thing.
zeke carey February 10, 2014 at 10:05 AM
Gary you described Obama to a tee. and I thought you were a die hard democrat. sounds to me like a racial comment. would you comment on the same things you mentioned if it was the president.
zeke carey February 10, 2014 at 10:07 AM
Gary people like you is the reason WD Patch isn't reporting local news they will not be attending anymore committee meetings because of the negativity that appears on this forum.
John February 10, 2014 at 10:29 AM
All politicans have problems with what they stand for, one minute its good the next its bad....I should have been a poly sci Major in college, but I would not lie to get ahead...oh well life in america....
Gary Kuehnapfel February 10, 2014 at 11:02 AM
To Zeke Carey: It amazes me how you rep.'s keep trying to swing things back to Obama. No I wasn't talking about him! Gary Cobb is not trying for his job. I was referring to the " REPUBLICAN DO NOTHING CONGRESS ", which Gary Cobb wants to be a part of. The bottom line is who is going to do more for the middle class and the poor of this district, and it ante Gary Cobb! Don Norcross's brother may be rich, but he is not and he has a documented proven track record of fighting for the middle class and the poor on all the issues I stated that Gary Cobb would be against. So YES---- I am proud to say I am going to vote and campaign for him. Will you campaign and spend your time for Gary Cobb? Oh buy the way, we both know why the patch is not reporting on West Deptford local meetings. Even if what you said was true remember it take TWO to tango.
J G February 10, 2014 at 11:21 AM
The Norcross machine and his handpicked politicians have been running south Jersey, including Camden, for over 20 years. They have really done nothing for anybody but themselves. The middle class has endured some of the highest increases in property taxes in the country. The poor, especially those in Camden, are poorer then they have ever been and crime is out of control. There have been no increases in jobs for the area and this was the group that actually helped break the police union in Camden. The school system in Camden has regressed. What has Donald Norcross, his brother or any of their cronies actually done for the citizens of South Jersey? Time to give somebody else a chance. They couldn’t do any worse.
Harry Knowles February 10, 2014 at 11:39 AM
Gary, You just called Gary Cobb, who is African American, against welfare and feeding poor kids? Are you serious? Here is a man that knows what works and what doesn't she he lived it, grew up with it and saw first hand what it takes to beat it. What it takes is a strong family. You know, husband/wife. , mother/father combo. I am quite confident the Norcross clan are still cleaning their shorts out after finding out about this canidate . They now have a race. Oh and guess what Gary. The American working force is now smaller than it was since the early 80's. Obama has been on the job for 6 years. It's his, it doesn't work and please look at your democratic friends will u. They get rich off your back and ur too lost to realize it. The whole Rowan /cooper marriage is nothing more than a ploy for us to fund so Norcross makes more money. You and Wayne are diehard supporters and everyday of your lives are struggles living simple lives..... Seriously, stop drinking the kool aid...... Or should I say yellow snow!
Mel Sharples February 10, 2014 at 12:18 PM
I can see it now if you people were campaign advisors for Cobb: "Gary Cobb, cuz Bengazzi". Cobb seems a good guy, pretty smart, decent player back in the day. But let's face it, if the GOP even had a remote shot at this seat he'd never be the nominee. Not in a million years. Watch as he gets zero campaign donations or help for the national GOP, and fades into memory. PS - he finished his career a Dallas Cowboy. Don't blow that off!
Gary Kuehnapfel February 10, 2014 at 12:38 PM
To Harry Knowles: Just because you change the color of package, doesn't mean you changed the contents inside. When the rep.'s cut all the safety net programs and keep giving huge tax breaks and tax shelters to the corporations and rich, that is something I can't vote for! Do you really think that the Norcross machine would still be in play in Camden if the majority of the residents didn't want the politicians he supports there? What has the Christy admin. done? Cut their money and taken away their police, fire, public schools, public libraries, after school and rec. programs. Don Norcross didn't do these things, it was Rep. Chris Christy with all his Gov. is to big programs. He never once asked once to ask the rich of this state (which we have the second highest) to pay their fair share in taxes. No he raised middleclass taxes to pay for tax breaks for the rich corporations to move ( some of them across town) in state. Were talking over $2.5b which is more than the last 3 or 4 dem. governors combined. So lets send Don Norcross to congress where he will fight for economic fairness, more jobs, better jobs, better social safety nets, and better life for the %97.
Dr. Kenneth Nosewater February 10, 2014 at 01:07 PM
Gary, All those things you mentioned as negative about Cobb are positives for me. He has my vote big time. You are a political dinosaur. You opinions are old and talked to death. Even your comrade in lies and half truths, Wayne, doesn't post anymore because you guys lost and are still losing. He gets it, you don't. Singing the praises of president ObowelMovement is old news.
Wayne Klotz February 10, 2014 at 02:09 PM
Hey Dr. Nosewater; you and the cronies are at it again! You would vote for occupant because he's a Republican and sam's puppet! Right, Doctor? Like you said it's not the fact that patch won't cover township meetings, it's because Sam won't tell the truth when asked!
Mel Sharples February 10, 2014 at 03:51 PM
That is the strangest assessment ever - someone with left-leaning views is a "dinosaur". Here we have a party that can run a thoroughly mediocre candidate like Barack Obama, and win easily. Not one swing state was lost, election was over by 7pm EST. A yawner, and he even tried to throw it by showing up for debate #1 on Ambien. There is only one national party at the moment. The GOP is a regional party that can't win unless the electorate is very very old and white. And old people have this habit of dying off. So the return one gets from them diminishes greatly year to year.
zeke carey February 10, 2014 at 06:40 PM
Gary what are you getting Wayne for Valentines day? Since you two have a love connection,it's only fitting that you adorn your better half with a bouquet of venus flytraps. Gary your comments are the same thing over and over and over again no matter who runs. it feels good that the shoe is on the other foot,because the more you whine the more it's becoming a comedic sitcom between you and Waynsey. I think G Cobb can claim victory now unless Norcross pays him off,but with the media being WIP I think he has a good shot at beating Norcross,who by the way never helped anyone but his cronies.
Gary Kuehnapfel February 10, 2014 at 07:04 PM
To Zeke Carey: The issues are clearly on the side of the dem.'s. Trickle down/on is dying. The majority of people are fed up with cut only politics. Our governor is on his way out and I predict that Steve Sweeney will be governor before this years election and Don Norcross will be our next congressman.
zeke carey February 10, 2014 at 07:53 PM
Gary Kuehnapfel February 11, 2014 at 07:02 AM
To Zeke Carey: Dreams can come true!!!!
Mel Sharples February 11, 2014 at 07:54 AM
I will set the line at Norcross -17.5%, as he can't hope to get match the 30 point win of Andrews. Any takers? These districts were set up so as not to be contested. And it's all about money anyway, which Cobb won't have.
Mel Sharples February 11, 2014 at 07:55 AM
For that matter, if Gary K runs the line will be -17.0%. Get the picture?
Wayne Klotz February 11, 2014 at 04:40 PM
Hey Zeke; just wondering; What are you getting Dr. Nosewater for valentines. A new living quarters at your place in Woodbury Heights?
zeke carey February 11, 2014 at 08:52 PM
wayne,i'm disappointed I thought you would have moved out of west Deptford by now since you're so unhappy with the political side of things that are going on in our fine community. Evidently you're still here complaining about the rim job our good natured republicans are giving you. Between you and Gary you bring such embarrassment to your party. keep up the ridiculous comments you bring forth on this forum,we do need a chuckle once in a while.
Harry Knowles February 24, 2014 at 10:50 PM
Well Mel at least you admit it is all controlled by the dems . Proud man that knows elections are fixed. Hey the republicans hold a super majority in Steve Sweeneys home town lol
Mel Sharples February 25, 2014 at 07:31 AM
Harry - it is what it is. It's not just one party or one state - that Texas guv race everyone is making so much about? The GOP is going to win that going away. I say Wendy +18.5, and I'd be inclined to lay the points and take the GOP'er (Ted Nugent and all). And it isn't that way by accident, voters decisions led to it. Until we demand it gets fixed, let's not delude ourselves. How did George Carlin put it? America - where you have the "freedom" to make meaningless choices.
Mel Sharples February 25, 2014 at 08:04 AM
And by "fixed", I mean having coalition governments that actually get things done as opposed to acting like Coke vs Pepsi.
Harry Knowles February 25, 2014 at 08:22 AM
Oh come on Mel, we can still make changes..... Just not easy, can't give up. We can argue all day if all good or bad but there have been changes in WD and the voters decided that...... Btw, I like the approach of laying odds on elections..... Could open a revenue stream online for online betting
Mel Sharples February 25, 2014 at 08:27 AM
People will vote across party lines, but it has to be a very unique candidate. One who either oozes likability (i.e. Reagan or Clinton) or one who actually governs and gets things done (i.e. Christie). And the money that's out there now just hardens the bases by reinforcing brand over candidate 24/7. They do put money lines on candidates in the UK, but those always scare me. And again, nothing against G Cobb personally.
Harry Knowles February 25, 2014 at 11:23 AM
Nope I get it...... He's up against a machine....... Hard to beat but might make for an interesting race though I'm not sure he officially said he is running yet. Probably waiting for some poles to be done to see of he has a chance to even be competitive first


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