KDKA Radio Talk host Kevin Miller has invited Presidential Candidates John McCain (R), Hillary Clinton (D) and Barack Obama (D) to “Kevin’s Kingpin Primary” which, according to a press release, is a competition for political bragging rights.
Miller, who bowls on a league known as “The Outlaws” at Mars Lanes in Butler County – believes he was the first to introduce bowling’s popularity into the Pennsylvania primary campaign – long before Obama visited an alley in Altoon and Clinton’s April Fool’s Day “bowl-off” challenge to her opponent. The host – a frequent guest on cable talk shows – says he mentioned the idea on CNBC’s “Hardball” and on CNN over the last several weeks.
The match will take place on Friday April 18 from Noon – 3 PM at Mars Lanes and will air live on KDKA. Listeners who wish to participate on the team of their choice can register at KDKAradio.com. Once there, they will be asked to state in up to 50 words why they want to bowl on their candidate’s team. Miller will choose team members from the best entries.
Already signed up is Allegheny County Chief Executive Dan Onorato who will be Clinton’s team captain. Morning host Larry Richert will serve as “celebrity bowling commissioner.”
“People who bowl are the people who these candidates need to make it happen, during the primary and general elections,” said Miller, whose bowling average is 125. “We hope to get a non partisan preview of who will win in April and November.”