A slew of former NFL players notched victories off the field Tuesday night, winning elections at the national, state and local levels.
Gonzalez, a Republican, was declared the winner in Ohio’s 16th congressional district. He defeated Democrat Susan Moran Palmer and garnered 56 percent of the vote.
Allred, a Democrat, unseated 11-term incumbent Rep. Pete Sessions in Texas’ 32nd congressional district, earning 52 percent of the vote.
Linebacker Napoleon Harris ran unopposed, easily winning re-election to the Illinois State Senate with a seat he's held since 2013. Harris, a Democrat, played for the Oakland Raiders, Minnesota Vikings and Kansas City Chiefs.
The victory ends a losing streak for Didier who previously failed in his bids for the U.S. Senate in 2010, Washington commissioner of public lands in 2012 and a U.S. House of Representatives in 2014 and 2016.