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Bryant, Hilleary Concede To Bob Corker In U.S. Senate Race {Corker faces Ford Jr. in Nov.}
The Chatanoogan ^ | 8/4/6

Posted on 08/03/2006 9:17:09 PM PDT by SmithL

Former Chattanooga Mayor Bob Corker is headed for a U.S. Senate showdown with Democrat Harold Ford Jr. in November after sweeping to the Republican nomination on Thursday night.

Corker celebrated the win for the seat now held by Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist at the Sheraton Read House in Chattanooga.

He had fought a bloody primary against former Congressmen Ed Bryant and Van Hilleary, who made concession speeches.

In Hamilton County, Corker piled up 20,555 votes to 5,863 for Bryant and 3,919 for Hilleary.

The Nashville Tennessean, with 1,762 of 2,432 precincts statewide reporting, had Corker at 175,092, Bryant at 126,900 and Hilleary at 56,840.


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: bryant; corker; election2006; electioncongress; fordjr; frist; hilleary
Oh, well.
1 posted on 08/03/2006 9:17:10 PM PDT by SmithL
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To: SmithL

I doubt Ford is going to threaten this safe GOP seat.


2 posted on 08/03/2006 9:19:54 PM PDT by AZRepublican ("The degree in which a measure is necessary can never be a test of the legal right to adopt it.")
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To: SmithL

Terrific. A Lamar Alexander clone.


3 posted on 08/03/2006 9:22:02 PM PDT by LdSentinal
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To: AZRepublican

I've said that a Ford can't lose in Shelby County or win outside the County. I hope we're both right.


4 posted on 08/03/2006 9:22:09 PM PDT by SmithL (The fact that they can't find Hoffa is proof that he never existed.)
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To: LdSentinal
Terrific. A Lamar Alexander clone.

Corker is a RINO too?

5 posted on 08/03/2006 9:26:19 PM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: SmithL

He won't win in Shelby by enough margin to help him by time voters become ill of the Ford baggage the GOP will be sure to point out...


6 posted on 08/03/2006 9:26:58 PM PDT by AZRepublican ("The degree in which a measure is necessary can never be a test of the legal right to adopt it.")
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To: SmithL

Well, I hope he can beat Ford Jr. Did the other Ford (not Ophelia) win in the primary for US Rep?


7 posted on 08/03/2006 9:29:35 PM PDT by pnz1
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To: SmithL
"The Nashville Tennessean, with 1,762 of 2,432 precincts statewide reporting, had Corker at 175,092, Bryant at 126,900 and Hilleary at 56,840."

There it is - had Hilleary done the right and honorable thing and got out Bryant would have 183,740 to the RINO's 175,092 (at this point).

8 posted on 08/03/2006 9:51:29 PM PDT by NewRomeTacitus (No more lesser evils!)
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To: LdSentinal

I like Lamar Alexander. he might not be as rabidly conservative but he's a damn site better than John McCain or hagel or Graham or that idiot from RI, Chafee, or Collins or Snowe.


9 posted on 08/03/2006 9:55:45 PM PDT by Suzy Quzy ("When Cabals Go Kaboom"....upcoming book on Mary McCarthy's Coup-Plotters.)
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To: LdSentinal

Nope. Chattanooga Chafee is going to make Lamar! look like Jesse Helms.


10 posted on 08/03/2006 9:56:06 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Cheney X -- Destroying the Liberal Democrat Traitors By Any Means Necessary -- Ya Dig ? Sho 'Nuff.)
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To: NewRomeTacitus

Many conservatives seem to lack political sophistication and shoot themselves in the foot.

Why is that?


11 posted on 08/03/2006 10:00:14 PM PDT by iowamark
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To: LdSentinal

Lamar Alexander is quite to the right of Chattanooga Chaffee.


12 posted on 08/03/2006 10:07:48 PM PDT by Ingtar (Prensa dos para el inglÚs)
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To: NewRomeTacitus
There it is - had Hilleary done the right and honorable thing and got out Bryant would have 183,740 to the RINO's 175,092 (at this point).

While I agree with you, if either one had pulled out, Corker never would have had a chance.

This is textbook base splitting, the equivalent of a 3rd party run, and even worse, Corker (who is a real deal RINO) at least would have been strong, now its a weak RINO versus a socialist who has good soundbites and strong media backing.

13 posted on 08/03/2006 10:13:56 PM PDT by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: SmithL

IS this turnout good or lower than usual?


14 posted on 08/03/2006 10:20:01 PM PDT by catholicfreeper
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To: SmithL

Get a conservative to run 3rd party, at least conservatives will turnout if they have someone to vote. No more RINO's


15 posted on 08/03/2006 10:38:33 PM PDT by TheEaglehasLanded
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To: Suzy Quzy

AMEN! The first goal in these elections should be, like in the Hippocratic Oath, to do no harm. IMO, someone similar to Lamar Alexander is a hundred times better than a Democrat who must answer to all of the wacko leftist groups.


16 posted on 08/04/2006 5:06:11 AM PDT by srmorton (Choose Life!)
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To: iowamark
Many conservatives seem to lack political sophistication and shoot themselves in the foot. Why is that?

Basically, conservatives are geared more toward working within the framework of ethics than huckstering, gladhanding and deal-cutting. In a music industry analogy, think of the RINOs as company-pushed "latest flavors" of little substance while the conservatives are the massively talented yet low key session musicians who make the record listenable.

18 posted on 08/04/2006 6:11:23 AM PDT by NewRomeTacitus (No more lesser evils!)
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To: SmithL

The latest Rasmussen Poll has Corker 11 points or so ahead of Ford. Harold Ford, Jr. is an overly opportunistic media grabbing jerk. The dem leadership doesn't like him and doesn't trust him, especially Pelosi.


19 posted on 08/04/2006 6:25:02 AM PDT by moose2004 (You Can Run But You Can't Hide!)
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To: moose2004

Does Ford retain his House seat if he loses?


20 posted on 08/04/2006 6:38:12 AM PDT by surrey
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To: surrey

I don't think so.


21 posted on 08/04/2006 6:42:49 AM PDT by moose2004 (You Can Run But You Can't Hide!)
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To: moose2004

Last night, a Corker campaign worker called into the Mark Christopher Show on 1510 WLAC. They plan to make Ford's "family history" a focus point of their campaign against him. As they say, the acron doesn't fall far from the tree.


22 posted on 08/04/2006 8:23:12 AM PDT by Venerable Bede (ConservativeUnderground.com... come join the party!)
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To: Venerable Bede

Harold Ford, Jr. is a piece of sh*t.


23 posted on 08/04/2006 10:25:12 AM PDT by moose2004 (You Can Run But You Can't Hide!)
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To: SmithL
Vote for Corker.

Send a letter to Van Hilleary and Bryant and tell them to endorse and campaign for Corker.

If you want, you can also tell them that if either one of them really cared about conservatives, one of them would have dropped out of the primary.
24 posted on 08/04/2006 11:48:51 AM PDT by new yorker 77 (FAKE POLLS DO NOT TRANSLATE INTO REAL VOTERS!)
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To: Suzy Quzy
>> I like Lamar Alexander. he might not be as rabidly conservative but he's a damn site better than John McCain or hagel or Graham <<

Latest American Conservation Union ratings:

ALEXANDER, LAMAR..... 88%
GRAHAM, LINDSEY........ 96%

The Lindsey Graham haters on FR must be the GOP equivilent of the lunatics in the RAT party out to lynch Joe Lieberman. The looney left is convinced a guy who votes their way 90% of the time is a Bush puppet and the Graham haters are convinced that a guy who votes their way 90% of the time is a homosexual liberal.

Slick Willie thanks you Graham haters and looks forward to finally being able to "purge" his enemies from the impeachment trial.

25 posted on 08/04/2006 4:43:43 PM PDT by BillyBoy (ILLINOIS ELECTION "CHOICES:" Rod Bag-o-$hit or Judas Barf Too-Pinka)
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