Cohen Wins (For Now)

State Sen. Steve Cohen triumphed down in Memphis in the nasty race to replace Harold Ford Jr., apparently proving that a white liberal can still win in a majority black district. Only one problem, it appears that Ford’s brother, a political novice, is positioned to run as an independent in November.

Congressional Quarterly has this to say:

It’s worth noting that Bolton was one of the candidates that appeared to play the Jewish card against Cohen, so if Ford Sr. shares those sentiement, then Cohen should get ready for round two. As Jennifer Siegel noted in an earlier article, it could be a real problem for Ford Jr. if the message from his family is that only a black candidate should represent the district at the same time that he’s trying to convince white voters througout the state that they should ignore race.

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Cohen Wins (For Now)

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