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Tennessee Senate -- Harold Ford, Jr. continues to hang tough but as the Republican primary approaches (August 3rd) it increasingly looks like Congressman Ford will face Chattanooga Mayor Bob Corker. Ford has consistently run behind Mayor Corker, but it's a manageable distance that can be made up http://blackpolicy.com/black-races.php?s=TN.
Ohio Governor -- While Congressman Ford is within striking distance in Tennessee, Ohio Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell is finding tough sledding in his gubernatorial bid. After an impressive primary win in May, Blackwell has yet to gain traction in the General Election race with Congressman Ted Strickland. Recent polls, http://blackpolicy.com/black-races.php?s=OH, show the former State Treasurer trailing by double digits with a damaging party "reticence level" of nearly 40%.
Pennsylvania Governor -- Former Pittsburgh Steeler great Lynn Swann is also facing GOP push back in his Governor's race in Pennsylvania. Recent surveys in Swann's race against incumbent Ed Rendell show the Hall of Fame receiver trailing by low double digits, http://blackpolicy.com/black-races.php?s=PA, but receiving only 58% of Republican support. A reticence level of 42%.
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