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Victory in Tennessee

Congratulations to candidates Bill Haslam and Diane Black, both endorsed by Governor Romney who jumped in front of their primary competitors and never looked back Thursday night. The two will go on to challenge Mike McWherter and Brett Carter in the general election, in which conservatives will likely see victory yet again. Both races are considered as trending strongly in favor of the Republicans.

Both offices are open seats currently held by Democrats.  Haslam headlines the Republican slate for the state of Tennessee in his bid to become the state’s next governor. Incumbent Democrat Phil Bredesen is unable to seek reelection due to term limits. Polling from before the primary has shown Haslam with a double digit lead over McWherter. Black, meanwhile, will fight to claim the seat of Representative Bart Gordon in the sixth district, who has chosen to retire after his strained arguments in favor of the health care takeover were not well received by his constituents.  The sixth is Al Gore’s old district, now become a prime pickup opportunity for Black and the GOP.

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