Friday, August 8, 2014

GOP Wins Big in Local Races; Cohen Beats Wilkins

Posted on Fri, Aug 8, 2014 at 6:53 AM

Mark Luttrell, Amy Weirich, BIll Oldham and most of the rest of the GOP slate running for Shelby County offices won in Thursday's election. Steve Cohen won reelection to the 9th District Congressional seat easily over challenger Ricky Wilkins. And state senator Ophelia Ford went down to defeat at the hands of challenger Lee Harris.

Statewide, Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey's bid to unseat three "liberal" Tennessee Supreme Court judges failed by a large margin. Lamar Alexander survived Joe Carr's upset bid for his Senate seat.

See Jackson Baker's complete election wrap-up here.

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