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To: fieldmarshaldj

What is his district like? Conservative, or borderline?Seems like a prime candidate for a primary challenge. I bet the TN GOP is irate right now.


134 posted on 01/13/2009 8:41:40 PM PST by St. Louis Conservative
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Carter County in East TN ? It’s a solid Republican district. The Dems don’t field candidates too often in it... now we know why. Williams beat a Conservative Vietnamese-American incumbent in the primary in ‘06, quite probably with Democrat help. The prior incumbent sought a rematch and lost by a wider margin (incumbents don’t lose too often). Since the Dems stripped a member of their own party who won a primary, even if Williams were to be renominated again in ‘10 (and frankly, I hope he doesn’t last long enough to make it), we could use that as a precedent and strip him and award the nomination to his predecessor. He’d then have to run as a write-in with Democrat support, and write-ins almost never win except in extraordinary circumstances (such as when the widow of a Senator was elected when her husband was assassinated by his opponent).


136 posted on 01/13/2009 8:47:27 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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