Friday, August 04, 2006

Local Outlook
I'm disappointed that in this increasing wave of confidence (see Sabato's new report) about Democrats' chances in November, Tennessee's Senate race seems nowhere on the list. We've got a Democratic Governor, so capable of winning state-wide races. And aren't Republicans supposed to be demoralized this year? Still, Republican primary voters outnumbered Democrats almost 4-3. Yeah, they had a heated Senate primary and we didn't. But plenty of races around the state should have drawn voters to the polls. Corker may not have enticed the religious right to vote in November, but the hate-gays amendment will accomplish that just fine. And we're also looking to lose even more State Senate seats and possibly control of the House. If they can do it in Montana, Missouri, and Ohio why not here? What's the matter with Tennessee?

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