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  •  he ran against Nikki Tinker (3+ / 0-)
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    who had been an aide to Ford Jr.
    Let's go back.  When Harold Ford Sr. "retired" (he was under some pressure) Cohen, then a state legislator, ran against Ford Jr. and lost - I think that's 1996.   When Ford Jr. decided to run for the Senate in 2006 his brother Jake was one of a number of Blacks who ran in the primary - Cohen won the primary with less than a majority.  Jake then ran as an independent, with the backing of Ford Sr.  Cohen won.

    In 2006 besides Tinker there was at least one other black in the primary.  I think it was Stephanie Tubbs-Jones, who belonged to the same sorority, who was taking Tinker around.   The CBC endorsed her.  Her campaign basically went after Cohen because he was white and Jewish - IIRC Tinker herself directly talked about the fact she was a Christian.  All that backfired, and Cohen won a huge majority of the primary vote.

    This time the CBC  endorsed Cohen.   As far as I know, so did Obama -  and I am sure he di not endorse his primary opponent.  Cohen won almost 80% of the vote.

    "what the best and wisest parent wants for his child is what we should want for all the children of the community" - John Dewey

    by teacherken on Sat Aug 07, 2010 at 06:33:46 AM PDT

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    •  I think it's the Ford child/contest in 2006 (0+ / 0-)

      I'm thinking of.  I do remember nastiness in 2008 but, again, don't remember ever hearing about any membership request to the CBC being rejected.

      No, it's never just been in the South.

      by conlakappa on Sat Aug 07, 2010 at 06:37:44 AM PDT

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    •  I hope it wasn't Stephanie (0+ / 0-)

      but you are probably right. Loyalty mattered a lot to her. R.I.P. Stephanie. Marcia (Fudge) is doing a good job of carrying your torch for us here in Ohio's 11th.

      De-orangify Congress: Justin Coussoule for Oh-08

      by anastasia p on Sat Aug 07, 2010 at 07:34:24 AM PDT

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