Former Jets center considers run to replace Frelinghuysen

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Ex-Jets center Nick Mangold considering running for Congress. Mangold is a Republican. Ex-Jets center Nick Mangold has been politically active in the Republican Party for a while. But now, he is thinking about running for Congress, according to Essex County Republican Chairman Al Barlas, in an interview with Politico.  Rodney Frelinghuysen, a 71-year-old Republican who represents New Jersey's 11th congressional district, is retiring. Mangold is considering running in the Republican primary to replace him.  "I had a...