Former WWE star, Kane, wins Republican mayoral primary

Posted at 11:31 AM, May 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-02 10:11:28-04

(RNN) - In the ring, WWE fans knew him as Kane. In Knox County, TN, they may soon know him as Mayor Glenn Jacobs.

The former professional wrestler beat county Commissioners Brad Anders and Bob Thomas on Tuesday in a race to represent the Republican party in the race for Mayor of Knox County.

Officials said there are a few provisional ballots that still need to be counted and that official results will be in next week, WATE reported.

Jacobs is holding onto a slim 17-vote lead.

"This was a real hard-fought race. People showed up. Together we won tonight. Together we are going to see how great Knox County can be working together," Jacobs told WATE.

Jacobs took to his Twitter page to thank his supporters and everyone who helped his campaign.

Jacobs will face Democrat Linda Haney in the Aug. 2 mayoral election.

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