Former trucker down, not out after first run at political office

| 11/8/2006

A lot of truckers like to talk about how they'd change politics and the government. But one man went beyond talking the talk - he actually parked his rig and ran for Congress.

Former company driver John Bradbury ran as a Democrat against seven-term Republican incumbent Nathan Deal for Georgia's 9th District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Bradbury didn't win - but on his first attempt at public office, he captured nearly a fourth of the vote.

The former trucker - who drove a flatbed for Path Trucking Lines of New York - isn't sure what his immediate plans are following the election. But he's already thinking about another run at office in two years.

Tune in to "Land Line Now" on XM Satellite Radio on Monday, Nov. 13, for a complete interview with John Bradbury.

- By Reed Black, staff writer