Ed Bryant, a former U.S. Attorney and U.S. Representaive from West Tennessee, is a primary candidate for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate. Bryant has strong support in Shelby County (white Memphis suburbs) and scattered pockets of Republican voters elsewhere in western Tennessee. A soldier of the Christian Right, he has been endorsed by Tennessee Right to Life.
Bryant's official campaign web site mentions "Bush" frequently and describes him as "The Conservative Statesman." The word "statesman" is usually resewrved for those figures who have accomplished something of note on the world stage. How Bryant fills that bill is unclear. But then southern Republican voters are ever ready to buy a pig in a poke.