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Former Congressman and Legendary Coach Tom Osborne Endorses Tracey Mann for Congress


Former Congressman and University of Nebraska head football coach Tom Osborne has endorsed Tracey Mann in his campaign for the First Congressional District seat in Kansas.

Osborne served six years in Congress representing Western Nebraska, a district similar to the First District in Kansas.  A conservative Republican, Osborne championed agricultural issues.


Osborne supports Tracey Mann saying he is "impressed by his character, his work ethic."  He praised Mann's background and experience in agriculture, and said he's "well qualified to serve" Kansans in Congress.


"I'm grateful to have the support of a statesman like Tom Osborne," remarked Mann.  "I admired his leadership on agricultural issues in Congress, his Midwestern values, and his character.  As a Congressman, I'll fight for a sound agricultural policy and greater economic development for our rural areas and small towns.  Like Coach Osborne, I'm not a career politician.  I'm running for Congress because we need business experience to get federal spending under control," stated Mann.


Mann, a conservative Republican, recently opened his campaign headquarters in the United Building at 119 W. Iron Avenue in downtown Salina. He and his wife, Audrey, live in Salina where he serves as Vice President and Director of Industrial Sales and Leasing for Zimmer Real Estate Services.  Mann was born and raised in Quinter where he returns annually to the family farm to help with harvest.


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