WWE’s Big Red Machine has declared victory in his bid to become the Republican candidate for Mayor of Knox County Tennessee. According to the live results from Knox County’s website, Kane won the GOP primary with an extremely thin margin: 0.04% which adds up to only a 17 vote difference with close competitor Brad Anders. Jacobs drew a total of 14,633 votes, while Anders got 14,616 votes and Bob Thomas received 11,296 votes out of a total of 40545 casted votes.
The 51-year old American professional wrestler took to Twitter to announce his victory thanking everyone who helped his campaign win the Republican primary.
Thanks to everyone who helped win this historic victory!! The people who cast a ballot for me, my great team, my wonderful volunteers. Looking forward to VICTORY in the general election!
— Glenn Jacobs (@GlennJacobsTN) May 2, 2018
Kane was congratulated by his squared circle colleagues for his win on Tuesday.
One more step for The Big Red Machine! https://t.co/A2nyXZuBmY
— Jim Ross (@JRsBBQ) May 2, 2018
The wrestling world also showed their support for The Undertaker’s kayfabe brother on Election Day.
— Jim Ross (@JRsBBQ) May 1, 2018
Never met a nicer guy with such good values. ? pic.twitter.com/k9BzrQ5yq1
— Nattie (@NatbyNature) April 30, 2018
Hey Knoxville! Today is the BIG DAY. My friend & one of the sweetest humans on the planet @GlennJacobsTN is running for #KnoxCounty Mayor! I can’t think of anyone else I’d want repping my town. If you do nothing else today. Please get out & Vote?#JacobsForMayor #TogetherWeWin
— Mickie James~Aldis (@MickieJames) May 1, 2018
— Tommy Dreamer (@THETOMMYDREAMER) May 1, 2018
Good Luck @GlennJacobsTN I’m looking forward to you becoming the first @WWE Member of #Titusworldwide to win a Mayoral Campaign ?Yeah when we did that video you were officially signed I forgot to tell you that? https://t.co/zIvWxnql2j
— Titus O'Neil (@TitusONeilWWE) May 1, 2018
Glenn Jacobs will be battling Democrat Linda Harney in the Mayoral race at the general election on August 2, 2018.
You can support Glenn Jacob’s electoral campaign here.