Good grief. Things are getting nasty in the race for Congress in Northern Mississippi. Check out Republican Greg Davis' latest ad, in which he accuses opponent Travis Childers of embracing that Godless, America-hatin' Barack Obama.
With next week's filing deadline beckoning, 7th District Republican congressman Marsha Blackburn faces primary opposition from a GOP office-holder, Shelby County register Tom Leatherwood, who reckons that his day job, which isnt up for election again until 2010, will serve as a satisfactory "parachute," is ready to take Blackburn on this year.
From such iconic figures as
Harry Belafonte, the Rev. Joseph Lowery, actor Danny Glover,
and U.S. Representatives John Lewis and John Conyers, came an
abundance of rhetoric aimed at the residual guardians of privilege. And senators Hillary Clinton and John McCain were on hand to pay their respects.
Governor sees GOP lagging in electoral prowess nationwide; cites tight 2012 race in North Carolina as warning to overconfident Tennessee Republicans; Fincher proclaims a GOP version of the social gospel.