The announcement comes on the heels of news that football icon Ronnie Lott has also thrown his name behind Dunn’s candidacy.
“Damon was a joy to coach — always had a great attitude, an abundance of enthusiasm, and incredible energy for everything,” Coughlin said in an email. “He is very smart and was always like a sponge in terms of learning. Damon was very involved with community service –- constantly volunteering and never had to be pushed –- he had a true sense of wanting to give back and once he started something, he always finished the task.”
No offense to Coughlin. I’m sure he is fine fellow. I confess, I am not a football fan. I had to Google his name, where I found glowing reviews about his character and leadership.
But do California voters care which candidate a New York football coach has endorsed? After all, Dunn had a brief and undistinguished NFL career.
Dunn says Caughlin’s support, along with that of Lott’s and others, is an indication of his leadership skills.
“These men and women are leading in the real world, not influenced by quid pro quo, and see leadership qualities in me,” Dunn wrote. “The gridlock in Sacramento will not be mitigated by public policy wonks or some new innovative idea. It will be mitigated by applying leadership. We need strong leaders in Sacramento in every elected position.”
Dunn is running against Democratic incumbent Secretary of State Debra Bowen.