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  •  Don't give up (0+ / 0-)

    This nominee will be conservative.  He or she will be pro-life and anti-gay marriage.  He or she will not be a fan favorite here at DailyKos.

    While this is likely the TN-Sen '08 nominee will hold all these stance, it isn't a certainty. Which Democrats in Tennessee would you champion to run against Lamar Alexander?

    I know its very difficult to campaign on behalf of a candidate who doesn't completely share your views, but maybe TN Dems can recruit one who is a little more friendly to Progressives and liberal ideals?

    •  The frontrunners are (0+ / 0-)

      Bredesen
      Lincoln Davis
      Harold Ford Jr.
      Rosalind Kurita

      Kurita is the most liberal (not saying she is a liberal, just the most liberal).
      For that reason she is probably the underdog.

      There are atheists in foxholes. But there are no Evangelicals.

      by Sidof79 on Fri Nov 10, 2006 at 05:54:31 PM PST

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      •  The only one in that bunch that could win... (0+ / 0-)

        is Bredesen.  I personally think that this seat, not the White House, is what Bredesen is planning for after his term expires.

        Second best chance: Kurita.  Why?  She'd drive women's turnout up - a demo that TN Dems haven't come close to maxxing out on yet.  Roz is good on guns, she doesn't pull punches, has cred on healthcare issues (she's a nurse).  She has this whole Ann Richards thing going on too that I think would work in the rural counties.

        Ford?  Short of Lamar pulling a Foley, forget it.  Lamar would eat Junior's lunch.

        Lincoln Davis?  God help us all.  He'll make Bob Clement look like a Rhodes Scholar.

      •  Oh and you left someone off your list... (0+ / 0-)

        Bart Gordon would be a formidable candidate against Lamar.  

        His district, reliably Republican, continues to re-elect him.  On Tuesday, he won with 67% of the vote - far more than Junior got there.

        •  He's not going to run (0+ / 0-)

          He's about to chair the Committee on Science, something he's wanted to do for a decade.
          No way he only does that for two years.
          Plus, if he leaves the district, he will probably be replaced by a republican.

          There are atheists in foxholes. But there are no Evangelicals.

          by Sidof79 on Fri Nov 10, 2006 at 07:30:52 PM PST

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