Wednesday, December 05, 2007
Tuke's out, too; who's going to take on LAMAR!
Come on, people, LAMAR!'s not invincible, for heaven's sake!
Yet, tonight, the CA is reporting that Bob Tuke has announced that he will not seek the Democratic nomination for the US Senate.
Bob Tuke, ex-Marine, former TDP chair, seemed to me to be the type of guy who would be a bulldog, tearing up LAMAR!'s ass every chance he could get, the ultimate compare and contrast candidate. Whether he won or not, he would force the GOP Old Guard to spend a lot of money on this race, keeping it out of others.
I knew it would be a tough race, and the old money would be behind Alexander, who has been around forever. The plaid shirt is old news now, and with every national poll turning against Republicans, I thought we had a shot to make it close, if not outright win.
Some attorney from Nashville named Kevin Doherty has said he would run, but I have no idea who the hell he is; Kevin, if you're in this to run, email me so I can learn something about you.
This is not good news; sadly, we seem to be the one state where the Goopers still have some strength, and that is NEVER for the good, as Newscoma might say.
UPDATE: Thanks to GoldnI, here's a link to a piece Kleinheider did on Kevin Doherty.