Tracey Brooks, a professional wrestler in the TNA (Total Nonstop Action) league, is doing well in her first run for US Congress. Brooks wrestles under the first name Traci, but for her first political effort she is going with the more formal Tracey.
Her first campaign is going well. Due to her association with Hillary Clinton, major media are paying close attention to the campaign and a number of leading local politicians have endorsed her. Albany NY Mayor Jerry Jennings, giving off a soft orange glow as he spoke, endorsed Brooks at a recent press conference.
For the campaign she has downplayed the sexy image from her wrestling career. While her TNA website shows a lot of cleavage, Brooks has been careful to maintain a demure style of dress for the congressional race.
She has also talked about a lot of issues that connect to her experience: "I went to Iraq back in 2006 and was moved by the energy of our soldiers there. We owe it to them to make the right decisions in Washington." Brooks took a strong stand against the war in Iraq as soon as Clinton flip-flopped on the issue.
A number of other Democrats are running for the seat. Asked about the competition, she insisted that she is the right person for the job: "Going to Congress requires the toughness to make hard decisions in the face of pressure, and the ability to use all your assets to persuade others. My wrestling career has prepared me well for both. None of the others will be ready on Day One like Tracey Brooks."
The Democrats expect to have a primary in September. Two Republicans have also announced for the seat.