Thursday, 5 August 2004

Eugenics advocate runs for Congress

Via Abiola Lapite, I learned that this pathetic racist piece of shit is running for the Republican Congressional nomination in Tennessee’s 8th district, which includes part of Shelby County (although not Memphis).

Unfortunately, he’s the only one on the ballot. According to this AP story, Tennessee Republican leaders didn’t bother fielding a candidate, since the 8th district is considered a safe Democratic seat for Rep. John Tanner.

The polls will be closing in about ten minutes. Nevertheless, I’d like to wish good luck to Dennis Bertrand, who is running as a write-in candidate.

UPDATE: The racist piece of shit is in the lead, 4907 to 416, with 48% of precincts reporting. Sigh.

UPDATE 2: The racist has won. This has not been a good week for race relations in western Tennessee.


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Of course, if Tennessee had competitive House districts, instead of the gerrymandered monstrosities that exist now, this problem wouldn’t exist in the first place. Grr.

[Permalink] 2. Scott wrote @ Fri, 6 Aug 2004, 9:13 am CDT:

Actually most of Frayser and part of Raleigh are in the 8th district. This really is a black eye for 8th district Republicans. The 8th (like the 9th) appear to elect congressmen for life terms while the other party moves to greener pastures. I think this is more a symptom of the two-party system and dispassionate voters than where congressional district lines are drawn.

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