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Tennessee is a very red state; so it is rather difficult for me (a Tennessean) to imagine that it might elect a Democrat to the US Senate. (Currently, the state is represented by two Republicans: Lamar Alexander, and the retiring Bob Corker.)

Yet the Democrat, Phil Bredesen, is currently ahead of his Republican Rival, Marsha Blackburn. (RealClear Politics shows his lead as an average of 4.5 points. However, even that mat be a bit misleading: It figures in a poll taken in mid-April. Apparently the only recent poll--taken by Emerson, in mid-July--has Bredesen up by six points.)

Someone has described Bredesen as the only Democrat who might have a chance in this race. That is because Tennessee often elects Democrats to the governorship--just not often to the US Senate. And Bredesen was governor of Tennessee from 2003 to 2011. (As regarding his re-election, in 2006, Bredesen garnered more than two-thirds of the vote.)

I sincerely hope that he does not win his race for the US Senate. Right now, however, things do not appear to be going that well for Marsha Blackburn.

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Tennessee is a very red state; so it is rather difficult for me (a Tennessean) to imagine that it might elect a Democrat to the US Senate. (Currently, the state is represented by two Republicans: Lamar Alexander, and the retiring Bob Corker.)

Yet the Democrat, Phil Bredesen, is currently ahead of his Republican Rival, Marsha Blackburn. (RealClear Politics shows his lead as an average of 4.5 points. However, even that mat be a bit misleading: It figures in a poll taken in mid-April. Apparently the only recent poll--taken by Emerson, in mid-July--has Bredesen up by six points.)

Someone has described Bredesen as the only Democrat who might have a chance in this race. That is because Tennessee often elects Democrats to the governorship--just not often to the US Senate. And Bredesen was governor of Tennessee from 2003 to 2011. (As regarding his re-election, in 2006, Bredesen garnered more than two-thirds of the vote.)

I sincerely hope that he does not win his race for the US Senate. Right now, however, things do not appear to be going that well for Marsha Blackburn.

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I wouldn't call Lamar Alexander a Republican, and I am happy Corker is retiring.

I am not pleased at all with anybody is this year's elections. I feel like it's come down to grease pit wrestling... and I'm sure you can figure out what I mean.

I've gotten flyers that are nothing but derogatory spewage about another candidate. I won't be voting for someone who uses that as a basis of campaigning, rather than telling me what their qualifications are and what they can do for this state.

I am not pleased with the choices at all.....
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I wouldn't call Lamar Alexander a Republican, and I am happy Corker is retiring.
I agree on both counts. Corker and Alexander don't seem to care about what their constituents want. They represent the Deep State.

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Ditto, and I already voted for the candidate that the nasty emails are disparaging. I like early voting.
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I agree on both counts. Corker and Alexander don't seem to care about what their constituents want. They represent the Deep State.

Ditto, and I already voted for the candidate that the nasty emails are disparaging. I like early voting.
On tomorrows to-do list. I still haven't decided the least of evils yet....
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Beth Harwell is in favor of medical marijuana, while Diane Black's husband is lobbying against it. I didn't vote for Diane Black.
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I agree on both counts. Corker and Alexander don't seem to care about what their constituents want. They represent the Deep State.



Ditto, and I already voted for the candidate that the nasty emails are disparaging. I like early voting.
I think you'll find deep state really means deep pockets
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I'm not depending on it, but flipping Tennessee, after Democrats did in Alabama last year, would be fantastic. Funny thing is Bredesen is polling better than most of the Democrats running in toss-up states.
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I didn't vote for Diane Black.
Neither did I. I voted for Bill Lee. (I almost voted for Randy Boyd; but Bill Lee seems less of a professional politician; and I like that very much.)

(No, it was not "early voting." I received my ballot by mail several weeks ago--it is handicapped voting--and I returned it, all filled out.)
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