Saturday, August 7, 2010
Great week for Tn GOP
It was a pretty good week for the GOP in Tennessee. On the county level, the GOP had some pretty good victories especially in west Tennessee. They knocked off the democrat Sheriff in McNairy County, Tn. and in turn gained a majority of the county offices in McNairy County. They also won the Shelby County Mayor's race by knocking out one of the infamous Ford brothers and they held the Sheriff's office in Shelby as well by defeating a top aide to Congressman Steve Cohen. In Madison County, Tn. they won an unbelievable 18 of the 25 county commission seats in that county and won all of the county offices except Sheriff. They may also end up winning the Chester County Mayor's race for the first time in sixteen years where their nominee Patricia Jones currently trails independent candidate Dwain Seaton by two votes with numerous provisional ballots left to be counted. Over in middle and east Tennessee they also scored some pretty good wins. For instance they knocked off the longtime Rutherford County, Tn. Sheriff Truman Jones with a relative unknown former deputy on Jones staff. On the Congressional level the more mainstream of GOP congressional candidates in district 6 won her race. State Senator Diane Black just barely knocked off the very polarizing Lou Ann Zelenik and in east Tennessee the more mainstream Chuck Fleishman knocked off former GOP chairwoman Robin Smith in their bid to replace the outgoing Zach Wamp in Congress. Those two wins and even the huge Steve Cohen landslide win over former Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton just reinforces the fact that while Tennessee is a state that is drifting more and more to the right with each passing day. Its still a state that doesn't put up with polarizing blowhards on either side who are saying things just to get elected.