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President Simpson

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June 13, 1994

O.J. Simpson is arrested outside of his Brentwood home on suspicion of assault and domestic violence of his ex-wife and her friend Ron Goldman. He immediately hires Robert Shapiro as an attorney.

May 20, 1995

After nearly a year of legal wrangling, Simpson is let off on a technicality.

May 21, 1995

On the early morning hours of May 21st, Simpson, Shapiro, and others go out for drinks to celebrate his court victory. O.J. confides in Shapiro just how angry he was that night: "There was a knife that is tucked away in my upstairs office at my home in Brentwood...I thought about taking it with me when I went to find Nicole...Jesus, Robert, the frame of mind I was in that night, it terrifies me what could have happened." Shapiro suggests that O.J. enroll in anger management counseling immediately.

May 21, 1996

O.J. has now completed his anger management counseling, has reconciled with Nicole, and has a new girlfriend. During a trip to Las Vegas to a wedding he has a chance encounter with a rather interesting fellow: a man by the name of Ron Paul. He is intrigued after listening to one of his speeches.

May 22, 1996

O.J. gets Ron Paul's address and cell phone number and the two begin corresponding.

May 25, 1996

O.J mentions to Paul that he is considering "giving back" to the community and wants to run for office. Ron Paul suggests that he should relocate, perhaps to Miami or Las Vegas, and get a new start before making any snap decisions.

May 30, 1996

O.J. begins shopping for homes in the Las Vegas area.

June 30, 1996

After settling on an older Spanish style stucco house, O.J. begins studying what political issues the Las Vegas area is facing.

July 2, 1996

O.J. decides that he will run for Mayor in the next election on a platform of lowering taxes to help Vegas-area businesses.

November, 1996

O.J. Simpson is elected mayor of Las Vegas in a close race over incumbent Jan Laverty Jones. Despite charges of being a carpetbagger and a less-than-perfect past, he wins the election in a squeaker because of his appeal to area casinos and hotels.

June, 1997

Tourism, which was already booming in Las Vegas anyway before Simpson became mayor, has now increased by some estimates by 25% because of the name recognition of the former Buffalo Bills star.

January, 1998

O.J. Simpson is now being mentioned as a possible GOP candidate for Governor of Nevada in the upcoming primary.

February, 1998

February is a busy month for O.J. He gets married to his receptionist on the 15th and announces his official entry into the Gubernatorial race on the 26th.

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