Friday, March 24, 2006

Tennessean: Ford Is Legitimate And Has Republicans Scared

The news for Congressman Ford and his campaign just keeps getting better and better.

In yesterday's Tennessean, another political expert said both that Ford has a legitimate chance to be our next U.S. Senator and that the Republicans recent attacks show that they are scared that they are going to lose this seat.

The Tennessean reported:

"The computer combat, occurring five months before the primary election, is a sign that the campaign is heating up, said John Geer, a Vanderbilt University political science professor.

"I think the congressman (Ford) has a legitimate shot to be our next senator," Geer said. That the Republicans "are doing tells you they are worried."

There is no question Congressman Ford has the momentum in this race.

That is evident by the overwhelming support he gets everywhere he goes and the fact that the Republicans are issuing attacks at a burnout rate.

Go Ford!

Update: The DSCC also has great news concerning the Ford campaign.

They report, "For a seat they are trying to paint as a Democratic long-shot, Republicans are going to great lengths to take aim at Harold Ford Jr. But while the Republicans focus on Ford’s campaign, Ford continues to do well in his bid, coming out strong on port security."

79 Days

Days of Congressional Inaction on Ethics

Above is the number of days that have passed since Jack Abramoff pleaded guilty to bribing Congressman.

It is also the number of days in which Congress has failed to pass an ethics reform bill that would limit private travel, ski and golf junkets, and would call for a full disclosure of expenses by lobbyists on members of Congress.

It is time for Congress to step up and pass an ethics reform bill that would do all of the above. In addition, it is time to end the pork barrel spending system as we know it and establish an independent ethics commission that would review ethics complaints against members of Congress.

I am proud Congressman Harold Ford Jr. is fighting for that reform!

Read Congressman Ford's call for reform of the House rules here!