Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Corker Popped?

In an already too-close-to-call race for the open Senate seat in Tennessee, GOP hopeful and former Chattanooga mayor Bob Corker lost an attempt to delay a lawsuit regarding the transfer of property and it's conservation management. The property in question went to Wal-Mart, and if Corker had his way, he would have delayed a deposition in the case until after the election.

Chancellor Howell Peoples said no to that, so the case will make much news in the weeks just prior to the start of voting.

Alice pointed out this story, and another report on trouble for Corker via Daily Kos over the 911 operations which challenger and Democrat Harold Ford Jr. has been hitting hard in recent TV ads.

Tennessee Ticket has more on the poll numbers and the Wal-Mart case.

I have also noticed that while the president arrived to do some fundraising for Corker, one face absent in his run is the current office-holder, Sen. Bill Frist. Call me cynical, but given that Frist is still under investigation by the Securities and Exchange officers and was also recently outed for faking information about his renewal of his doctor's license, then the two men together just might create more negative press than Corker could hope to overcome.

Hard roads are certainly ahead for both candidates, but the last stages of the campaign matching up with lawsuits a-go-go might give Ford the edge to win the race.


  1. Man, this is the crappiest voting choice I think I've seen in all my days.

  2. I have to agree with ya, AT.

    There are independent candidates on the ballot though, so there is more than the two-party choice. But we all know one of the two parties will win.

  3. Here's hoping Ford can pull it off. Speaking of the Frist-meister.. he made the news this morning bragging about how WONDERFUL the healthcare was at Gitmo! Right... just about as healthy as one can be w/ a waterhose placed down your gullet for force-feeding.
    That man is a piece of work.