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CINCINNATI (AP) - Ohio's Republican U.S. senator and 2 of its House members will team up with all-time football stars to push for a commemorative coin to benefit the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Sen. Rob Portman and GOP Reps. Bob Gibbs and Jim Renacci (reh-NAY'-see) plan a press conference Tuesday in Washington with Hall of Fame players running back Floyd Little, wide receiver Lynn Swann, tight end Kellen Winslow Sr. and wide receiver Steve Largent.

Portman of Cincinnati and West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin introduced legislation earlier for the special U.S. mint coin. Proceeds after costs are covered would support the Hall of Fame in Canton as it plans to renovate and expand.

Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio is a co-sponsor, while Renacci and Gibbs are promoting House legislation.

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