Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Analysts Think Ford Could Surprise In 2006

"Some analysts think the Democrats could stage a surprise here. This seat will be open, because Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist is leaving, and the Democrats are tapping U.S. Rep. Harold Ford Jr. as their candidate.

Ford is a dynamic African-American congressman from a prominent political family; he's already airing TV ads.

The problem is that the South has never elected an African-American to the Senate. Another potential problem is that his uncle, a Memphis politician, was indicted by a federal grand jury on bribery charges."

From: Knight Ridder News Wire