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two weeks to the elections

Very interesting piece in Newsweek about Harold Ford Jr.'s chances of winning the race for Bill Frist's Senate seat in Tennessee.

It is still entirely too early to attempt to call what's going to happen in any one race (or who will take the House and Senate), but it's pretty clear to me that which party ends up controlling the Senate will largely depend on whether Tennesseans will vote for an African-American Democrat. Race will likely still be an issue, as will being a Democrat. We'll see.


Blogger Emily said...

Also an issue - Operation Tennessee Waltz. Ford Jr.'s uncle was central in that bust, and I think there are a lot of people that view the whole family as not being on the "up and up".

Which, assuming he's an honest guy, is too bad for Harold Ford Jr.

Monday, October 23, 2006 7:10:00 PM

Blogger texasinafrica said...

Excellent point.

Monday, October 23, 2006 8:32:00 PM

Blogger UPennBen said...

I support all Penn grads. Models of integrity.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006 1:42:00 AM

Blogger texasinafrica said...

Is Ford a Penn grad?

Tuesday, October 24, 2006 10:08:00 AM

Blogger Emily said...

Yep, he is. According to Bob Corker's commercials. They're trying to out-Tennessee each other.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006 1:34:00 PM

Blogger texasinafrica said...

Lord. Have ads showing them out huntin' appeared yet? That's what they do here when they're trying to Texas-it-up.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006 2:15:00 PM


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