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That's why Kansas voters could elect Democrat Kathleen Sebelius as governor in 2002 and 2006 but have not elected a Democrat to the Senate since 1932. ... Bredesen's December campaign announcement video, a two-and-a-half-minute spot, featured the candidate talking to viewers. Dressed in a ...
NASHVILLE -- Democrat Phil Bredesen's U.S. Senate campaign chief says in a memo that four months into the former Tennessee governor's campaign, "we are more convinced than ever that there is a clear path to victory ... to win in November and we're already on it." Written by Bredesen ...

Now Mr. Bredesen is running for the Senate seat being vacated by a Republican, Bob Corker, and his track record makes him the rarest of Democrats: a formidable non-incumbent candidate in a solidly Republican state who can allow his party to go on the offensive in an improbable place. "There have ... Tennessee
Phil Bredesen during the first three months of the year, according to disclosures from their respective campaigns for the U.S. Senate. Bredesen, a Democrat, received more than $1.8 million from donors from mid-January to late March, his campaign said Monday. His fundraising effort was bolstered by ...
Don Sundquist, he worked with then-Nashville Mayor Bredesen to bring the NFL's Houston Oilers to Nashville, where the team is now known as the Tennessee Titans. And in 2008, Corker, a former Chattanooga mayor first elected in 2006 to the Senate, and Bredesen, then governor, worked together ... money GOP
With just 16 weeks until the August primary, Tennessee's top-tier gubernatorial candidates have ramped up their fundraising efforts, which now total more ... Spending in that race was only dwarfed by the estimated $34 million spent in the 2006 U.S. Senate race between Bob Corker and Harold Ford Jr. ...

Tennessee Democrats are running candidates in 112 out of the state's 117 legislative districts in an attempt to retake seats in a state legislature dominated by Republicans. Ninety-seven Democratic candidates are running for state House seats and 15 for Senate seats, according to a statement from ... GOP
Bredesen is a former mayor and governor and a fairly standard Democratic candidate. Blackburn is a Tea Party loon and she is the most likely nominee the Tennessee Republican Party could find to hold onto a seat to which Corker was first elected in 2006. This has the potential of turning the ...
Phil Bredesen, is an old friend, and Corker refuses to campaign against him. In fact, at our breakfast, Corker sang Mr. Bredesen's praises over their years of bipartisan collaboration. I first met Corker back in 2006, when I traveled to Tennessee to write about his spirited race for the Senate against ... President Trump
Corker had been a construction magnate in Tennessee before taking office, a sort of mini-Trump. Before he ran for office, he sold off his business to a local developer named Henry Luken. Bob Corker in his campaign headquarters in downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee in 2006. Douglas Graham/Getty. Bob Corker
The other GOP candidates in the race polled at 5 percent or below. Meanwhile, a poll commissioned in late October by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC), Senate Democrats' campaign arm, was also released on Wednesday. The poll found Bredesen leading Blackburn by 5 points, ... Bob Corker
In what one prominent political strategist said was a wake up call for the GOP, Republican Mark Pody narrowly defeated his Democratic challenger to win a special election Tuesday to fill Tennessee's District 17 Senate seat. Mae Beavers resigned the seat to focus on her gubernatorial campaign, setting up ... Bob Corker
The retirement of Bob Corker in Tennessee and the entry of a former Democratic governor, Phil Bredesen, gave Democrats a new, credible option for that crucial third seat. Texas remains a long shot, but the likely Democratic nominee, Beto O'Rourke, has run a vigorous and well-funded campaign. Bob Corker
Bredesen was the last Democrat to win a statewide race, in 2006. He served two terms as governor, and, prior to that, two terms as the mayor of Nashville. In dropping out of the race, Mackler plans to launch a political action committee called "Believe in Service," which he says will "help elect candidates that ... Bob Corker
"That's why I'm proud to support Phil Bredesen for the United States Senate, and I hope you'll join me." ... "That's why I'm supporting a candidate to represent us in the United States Senate that not only has the thoughtful, common sense approach we need right now — he's got a successful track record of ... Bob Corker
In fact, Reel has already missed a few months of campaigning. He will face former television producer and new Tennessee resident Justin Kanew in the Democratic primary. ... Harold Ford Jr.'s 2006 Senate campaign, according to Ford's memoir. “Every weekend Congress was out and each congressional ... Bob Corker

Former Tennessee governor and Nashville mayor Phil Bredesen has jumped into the Senate race, and is being taken seriously across the political ... Up.” Bredesen's announcement was made via a video that indicates the sort of outsider/nonideological problem-solver message the new candidate will ... Bob Corker
When combining independent expenditures and campaign funds of candidates, Bredesen predicted he would need $50 million or more to compete. It would make the race easily the most expensive in Tennessee history, crushing the amount spent in the 2006 Senate race between now-GOP Sen. Bob Corker
In 2006, Tennessee Democrats offered the most dynamic nominee for ... to mount what was touted as one of the best campaigns in the country. ... Phil Bredesen, 74, a candidate for U.S. Senate. ... When we refuse to consider a new generation of candidates, we get what we've bought: More of the same. Bob Corker
Democratic Candidates Are Hanging Roy Moore Around The Necks Of Their GOP Opponents ... of a last-minute write-in campaign for another Republican candidate ... who is considered one of the most vulnerable GOP senators facing ... to advancing GOP Senate campaigns, officially dropped Moore from ... Bob Corker
"I entered this race to insure [sic] that Tennessee would have ... not seek a third term to the Senate seat the former Chattanooga mayor first won in 2006. ... putting the campaign of Ogles — former director of the Tennessee chapter of ... "With two Republican candidates for the nomination, who have millions ... Bob Corker
Meanwhile, in neighboring Tennessee, Bannon and Trump ... But instead they may get Phil Bredesen, a popular Democratic governor between 2006 and 2011, who is ... allegations made against Alabama senate candidate Roy Moore. ... That puts GOP candidates for Congress and state legislatures in a ... Bob Corker
Supporters of Ed Gillespie, the Republican candidate for governor ... for Republicans ahead of the 2018 campaign, when the party's grip ... fielded candidates while snatching a State Senate seat in Buckhead, an upscale area of Atlanta. ... and New Jersey, presaging an electoral wave in 2006 and inspiring ... Bob Corker
Of course, as Tennessee Democrats well remember, 2006 is the year ... Harrison didn't comment about whether a better Senate candidate this year would ... to the TNDP and by supplementing campaign committees like the DSCC ... that it will be doling out to state parties for specific campaigns or purposes. Bob Corker
Currently, the record for total spending in a Tennessee campaign – based ... (CRP) – is $44,411,610 in the 2006 U.S. Senate campaign won by Corker. ... among the six-pack of top-tier candidates for the Republican gubernatorial ... campaign as well Haslam's individual record for one candidate's spending. Bob Corker
Mary Mancini, chairman of the Tennessee Democratic Party, said ... She said history says the party is less of a concern for Tennesseans than the candidate. ... won a statewide election since Bredesen swept the state in 2006. Bob Corker
Phil Bredesen considers Tennessee US Senate bid ... “Clearly, he would be a game-changer of a candidate,” said ... is the last Tennessee Democrat to win a statewide election, doing so in 2006 by capturing all 95 of the state's counties. ... He defied the downward trend of Democratic candidates in the state, ... Bob Corker
Just after his loss in 2006, in a race that saw him featured on the ... anxious to field a candidate for the Senate seat which Ford's former opponent Corker is abandoning. ... Meanwhile, there is continued action in Tennessee on the Senate ... While GOP mayoral candidates spar, surprise possibilities lurk on ... Bob Corker
The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, and Carolyn Fiddler, with additional contributions ... Bob Corker
Fincher, a West Tennessee native who lives in Crockett County, said he is considering a bid next year for the seat Bob Corker now occupies in the Senate. ... the first black candidate to be elected to a statewide office in Tennessee) at a Playboy party. ... The tone of the 2006 campaign wasn't surprising. Bob Corker
The extremist candidate nevertheless continues to pick up support from ... In Tennessee's open U.S. Senate race, Democrats would love to recruit a ... In 2006, Bredesen won his re-election bid in the Volunteer State by a huge ... passed a measure intended to force presidential candidates to release their ... Bob Corker
More: Tennessee Democrats recalculate U.S. Senate race with ... self-finance portions of past campaigns, said among the challenges ... More: Democrat Bill Freeman rules out U.S. Senate run; pushes Phil Bredesen as candidate instead ... In the past, the leadership of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign ... Bob Corker
Mackler plans to focus his campaign on health care, job creation and education, fueled, in part, by the ... Tennessee hasn't had a serious Democratic senate candidate since Corker defeated Harold Ford, Jr. in 2006. ... that the 2006 Ford/Corker match-up ultimately cost $37 million between both candidates. Bob Corker
Democrats haven't won a U.S. Senate election in Tennessee since Al Gore was .... Since the Corker announcement, the Mackler campaign has set out to ... a competitive U.S. Senate candidate in 2006, when then-U.S. Rep. Bob Corker
Tennessee's Bob Corker Won't Seek Re-Election in 2018 ... “When I ran for the Senate in 2006, I told people that I couldn't ... But he still has $2.3 million in his campaign account. ... Topics: 2018 at-the-races elections open-seat politics primaries republicans Alabama Bob Corker Campaigns Donald J. Bob Corker
He was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 2006, defeating Democrat ... More: As Tennessee's Bob Corker retires from U.S. Senate, reactions pour in ..... a top contender as a vice president pick for then-candidate Donald Trump. ... his 2006 Senate campaign, commended Corker's service in Tennessee and in ... Bob Corker
Columbia candidate for U.S. Senate receives $4M vote of confidence .... can raise and spend an unlimited amount on behalf of candidates. Ogles' campaign cannot coordinate the effort with Beaman or dictate how to spend the money. Ogles, 46, stepped down last week as director of the Tennessee chapter ... Bob Corker
The Tennessee Republican Party has undergone tremendous growth and influence, campaigns in the state have ... hands a day,” Alexander said, referring to his successful campaign for governor that year. ... Corker spent close to $20 million in 2006, when he was first elected to the Senate in what has ... Bob Corker
But, he added, "I told people in Tennessee (in his 2006 campaign) that I couldn't ... now heading Breitbart News, was seeking a hard-right candidate to challenge him ... Stephen Fincher, are weighing campaigns for the seat. Bob Corker
“When I ran for the Senate in 2006, I told people that I couldn't imagine serving for more than two terms,” said Corker, who chairs the Senate ... Bob Corker
"Tennessee is a deeply red state and we should have Senators who not only ... to back candidates, came not from the Super PAC but from Ogles' campaign itself. ... strong conservative candidate challenges Bob Corker, Lee Beaman ... For example, in the three-man 2006 GOP U.S. Senate primary won by ... Bob Corker
Campaigns ... Senate Democrats are three seats shy of a majority and almost ... and Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Chairman Chris Van Hollen ... “And we have good candidates in other states, and we're going to have more. ... Texas or Tennessee, victories that would make their 2012 wins in ... Bob Corker
Tennessee conservative activist Andy Ogles will seek the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Sen. ... Ogles launched a website for his campaign Thursday. ... Ogles also finished last in a six-way race for the state Senate in 2006. ... Once a candidate for Trump's vice president and secretary of state, Corker ... Bob Corker
The Democratic bench of potential candidates was hollowed out in many ... is one that probably will be impossible to avoid in the campaign and might serve as ... Virginia gubernatorial and 2014 Senate elections, albeit Democratic victories, .... Republicans should produce a credible candidate, too, and the ... Bob Corker
... million in donations to candidates during the 2016 elections, spending $4.8 million on ... Bill Frist (R-Tennessee) from June 2004 to 2006. ... In March 2007, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell appointed Esper to the ... Presidential Campaign from late June 2007 to February 2008, when it collapsed. Bob Corker
(CNN) Bob Corker is no Donald Trump hater. Which makes what the Tennessee Republican senator said Thursday about the President all the ... Bob Corker
Prelude to the primaries — U.S. Senate seat up for grabs in Aug. ... The race is happening in an off-cycle year, after an emotionally draining presidential campaign. ... candidates to be serious threats for the Republican nomination, U.S. ... The former Alabama attorney general is 2-1 in statewide campaigns ... Bob Corker
Republican gubernatorial candidate Mae Beavers is banking on the idea wealthy ... Beavers is denouncing Tennessee's campaign finance laws just a few ... Senate voted to increase the amount donors could make to their campaigns. .... we could break the $38 million record from the 2006 Senate race,” he ... Bob Corker
The renegade musician and prospective candidate for U.S. Senate is an ... that he is considering a campaign for U.S. Senate in Michigan was met with .... after cruising to reelection by 15 points in 2006 and 20 points in 2012. ... who has worked numerous Michigan campaigns and was formerly the state ... Bob Corker


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