Election Day is finally here. Wo what better topic for our daily sports Google+ Hangout than: Do athletes make good politicians? Times Sports Editor Mike James, columnist Bill Dwyre and reporter Baxter Holmes discussed the topic and ran down a large list of athletes who went into politics. A look at some of the names that came up:
Jim Bunning: Hall of Fame pitcher who was elected to the U.S. Senate from Kentucky in 1998.
Kevin Johnson: Three-time All-Star NBA guard was elected mayor of Sacramento in 2008.
Jack Kemp: Won consecutive AFL championships in 1964 and '65, was a member of Congress from 1971 to 1989, ran for president in 1988 and was Bob Dole's running mate in 1996.