Carl Lewis to announce 'political plans'

Updated: April 10, 2011, 9:43 PM ET
Associated Press

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. -- Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis is planning to announce his "political plans" in New Jersey.

Lewis said Sunday night that he planned a news conference Monday. He didn't offer details, but Democratic Assemblyman Herb Conaway has told The Philadelphia Inquirer that Lewis was in negotiations to run for the state Senate in the Eighth District.

Lewis lives in the district. Republican Dawn Addiego currently holds the seat.

A message seeking comment was left with a spokesman for the Democratic State Committee.

Lewis won four gold medals at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, then defended his 100-meter title in Seoul in 1988 after Ben Johnson was stripped of the medal for doping. Lewis won the long jump in four straight Olympics.


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