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The Big Red Machine Kane is now the Mayor of Knox County, Tennessee. A lead for the ages. Kane, real name Glenn Jacobs, ran as a Republican and defeated his Democratic opponent Linda Haney by a wide margin. Jacobs earned 66% of the vote with almost 52,000 votes, and Haney earned just over 26,000.

The stats can be seen in the chart below, provided via

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WWE posted the following statement to congratulate Jacobs on this major lifetime accomplishment:

Kane elected Mayor of Knox County, Tenn.

According to in Knoxville, Kane has been elected Mayor of Knox County, Tenn., tonight, capping a path to office that began over a year ago for the former WWE Champion.

Kane came away with a strong political victory following a narrow victory in the primary election two months ago.

Congratulations to Kane on his election!


Check out some of the reactions to the news from social media:


And as you might expect, social media is having a field day with all the potential jokes and here are a few:


And still others pointed out the legitimate qualifications and traits that stand to make Glenn Jacobs, the man, a good mayor:

Congratulations go out to Jacobs and may the media and the critics not dig too hard into all the heinous atrocities the Demon Kane has committed throughout his career.

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