Thursday, August 17, 2006

Ford Hanging Tough

Running campaigns for the United States Senate are not easy, especially when you are an African American running in the south, but Congressman Harold Ford (D-TN) seems to be holding his own in the contest with Republican nominee Bob Corker.

The most recent Rasmussen Reports Poll,, shows that Ford trails Corker by six points in the race for the open Tennessee Senate seat being vacated by Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist. Ford has trailed Corker by anywhere between three to six points in surveys taken this election year, but the gap has never widened.

Despite that consistency overtaking Corker will be tough. Corker is highly likeable and Ford is facing a high Reticence Level (the lack of support from the candidate's party) from Democrats. To win the Congressman from Memphis will have to run a sharp and mistake free campaign and increase his support from his party.


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