The Exciting Bleacher Seat National General Election
This could be a re-alignment election, except in East Tennessee, which will only turn an even brighter shade of happy Republican red
Unlike 2006, when your Examiner felt emotionally drained in the midst of a slog of a campaign, or 2008, where there was great reason to celebrate in Tennessee despite the national win by the party opposite, 2010 has a different feeling altogether-like many of us in Upper East Tennessee are watching history unfold from the political bleachers. Congressman Phil Roe (R) will very deservedly win re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, while facing only token Democratic opposition-the District has been Republican since Reconstruction with the notable exception of the late Robert Love Taylor (D-Elizabethton). Roe faced no primary opposition, and has thus far performed his duties admirably, and will likely hold the Fist District Congressional seat for as long as he may like. Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam (R) looks set to win the race for Tennessee Governor in a cakewalk, where-to quote one anonymous commenter-Haslam is now gunning for 60% of the vote and "if that is running up the score, so be it."
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