Monday, March 20, 2017

I am not laughing at the idea of Mae Beavers running for Governor

And, neither should YOU.  The Nashville Scene broke a story today that indicates State Senator Mae Beavers (R-Mt. Juliet, Senate 17) is considering a run for Governor of Tennessee next year.

Now, while you and I may think she is crazier than a betsy bug, and with documented reason, remember that this is a state where this HELPS you in a GOP campaign, and is a feature, not a bug.

Considering that Randy Boyd, former director Commerce and Development for Bill Haslam (and who has all but stated he plans to be Haslam 2.0) has announced, and Speaker Beth Harwell is seriously considering the race, the announcement that State Senator Mark Green (R-Clarksville) is up for Trump Secretary of the Army, means that the hardcore right needs their slot filled.  Mae Beavers is the Trumpiest of all the Trumpites, and could very easily win a primary despite having less money than either Boyd or Harwell.

Congresswoman Diane Black was rumored to be making the GOP race, but with the GOP expected to hold the US House for another election or two, she may be less inclined to do anything but run for re-election.    So, go again and check out that link to Google above about the State Senator, and tell me again how you would like her to run.

Do you REALLY think she wouldn't beat a rich white guy from Knoxville (Boyd) in the primary, and potentially a rich white guy from Nashville (Karl Dean) in the general?  Truth be told, that is one of the reasons I am hoping House Democratic Leader Craig Fitzhugh (D-Ripley) runs for Governor, because he could undercut her in rural areas while carrying urban areas.

If Mae Beavers does run for Governor, be afraid.  Be Very Afraid.

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