"Name recognition is a big thing. If you go to Nevada, Harry Reid's been in the Senate since I was a kid and you've seen Harry Reid signs your whole life," said Carr, a Nevada native. "So when it's time for you to vote and you see Harry Reid [on the ballot], you say, 'Oh, I recognize him. He must be doing a good job.' If you look at it, the overwhelming majority of incumbents win elections, and that's basically because of name recognition. So I think people say, 'Oh, we kind of know this person. They've been in the community.' So I think that's one advantage that [athletes] do have. And if you show that you're competent and that you're serious about doing it, then people are more willing to give you the benefit of the doubt over somebody else."