A former Tough Enough contestant is among the leading candidates for a congressional primary in Nevada.
According to the Nevada Independent, Dan Rodimer is currently leading over Dan Schwartz in the GOP primary in Nevada's 3rd Congressional District. As of the morning of June 10, Rodimer had a 10 point lead over Schwartz in the congressional district represented by Democratic Rep. Susie Lee. Rodimer had secured 43.5 percent of the vote, while Schwartz captured 32.6 percent of the vote and Mindy Robinson, sat at 13.4 percent.
Rodimer was part of the 2004 edition of Tough Enough, which featured the likes of The Miz, Ryback and Daniel Puder as fellow contestants. After Tough Enough, Rodimer signed a developmental deal with WWE, competing in both Deep South Wrestling and Ohio Valley Wrestling. Rodimer also wrestled a few times on WWE Heat while also being in Florida Championship Wrestling, but was then released by WWE in 2007.
This isn't the first time a notable WWE name made the transition to politics. One famous example is Jesse Ventura, who ended up becoming the governor of Minnesota from 1999 to 2003 and a recent one is Glenn Jacobs, who wrestled for WWE as Kane for decades and became mayor of Knox County, Tennessee.