Tennessee U.S. Senate election, 2006

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Sen. Bill Frist (R)

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  • Senator: Bill Frist
  • State: TN
  • Age in '06: 48 (Not running-- he plans to run for president)
  • Prognosis: Lean Democratic (10/06) [1].

Candidates


Results

  • Corker beat Ford, 51-48%

Outlook

Ford coasted to victory in the August 3 primary, while Corker won the Republican primary over Bryant and Hilleary. Ford's campaign is not being helped by the historic and recent corruption charges surrounding his extended family (see Harold Ford, Jr.). Meanwhile, Corker has been criticized for making millions by selling wetland to WalMart, while he was mayor of Chattanooga. The final November race is expected to be extremely close; the seat is regarded as a must-win if the Democrats are to have any hope of recapturing the Senate.

Previous Elections


TN Pres Results

  • 2004: Bush 57% / Kerry 42%
  • 2000: Bush 51% / Gore 48%


External links

  • Kauffman, Elisabeth. Campaign '06: The G.O.P. Gets Nervous in Tennessee: In the race for the Senate, Harold Ford wasn't supposed to have much appeal outside his home base of Memphis. But now that he is in a virtual dead heat with his Republican opponent, the race is getting down and dirty Time/CNN, October 20, 2006.
  • Tennessee U.S. Senate: Corker 49%, Ford 42% Angus Reid Consultants, October 21, 2006.
  • Cussons, Paula. Corker, Ford touch on family issues during debates The EarthTimes, October 21, 2006.
  • Rucker, Beth. Tenn. Senate candidate confronts opponent in Memphis The Daily Times, October 22, 2006.
  • Corker Campaign Calls On RNC To Pull New TV Ad The Chatanoogian, October 22, 2006.





Sen. Lamar Alexander (R)

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  • Next Election in 2008.


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