You can't say our homeboy Harold Ford Jr. isn't running a hell of a Senate campaign. Check out this clever ad that's being distributed in some of the more rural areas of Tennessee. (Click headline to enlarge.)
President Bush arrived in Memphis on Wednesday for a luncheon fundraiser on behalf of Republican senatorial candidate Bob Corker and drew protests -- mostly from Democrats. But 9th District Republican candidate Mark White was also critical, noting that he had asked the president to tour Memphis' inner city with him and got no reply. "Why he will not follow me there is beyond me, said White, whose campaign manager, Howie Morgan, acknowledged that some Republicans might be offended by the statement, which, however, "speaks for itself."
It aint Junior, or not THAT Junior, a certain senatorial candidate whose many talents include an unmatched agility in straddling controversial issues. This endorsement comes from Joe Ford Jr., the relative newcomer to Memphis-area politics who proved engaging enough to voters to finish third in this months Democratic primary balloting for the 9th District congressional seat. I support Steve Cohen. Ive always said Id endorse the winner of the Democratic primary. I respect the process, says young Joe, an entertainment lawyer just now finishing up some business in California but determined, he said, to return to Memphis to forge his legal and political future.