The Memphis Flyer brought us this article from Roll Call yesterday about opposition to Steve Cohen forming up for 2008. The most striking thing about it--- Most of the old familiar faces are back, and they're still not any more creative than they were during last year's primary.
Ron Redwing claims that that several black community, business and religious leaders had reached out to him about the 2008 race and that he is "keeping his options open." Why they would do this--- No one has any idea. His 2006 campaign consisted of telling voters "Pick me or the white guy gets the seat".
Ed Stanton is back in. No word yet on whether or not's "Throw the Jew Down the Well" will be his campaign theme again.
Julian Bolton, who insisted that Steve Cohen was trying to join the Congressional Black Caucus not because he represents a majority black district, but so he can "send money to Israel", plans on taking the lackluster leadership he brought to the county commission to the House of Representatives.
Nikki Tinker's old traditions die hard. The woman who ran for over a year but thought "I'm not prepared to talk about the issues at this time" was an acceptable answer for most of the campaign has no official comment for The Hill. However, LaSimba Gray says she's running, and Ramona Oliver from Emily's List (Who sent out a slanderous piece of campaign literature on Tinker's behalf last year) has said that Tinker told them she's running again. All bloggers should brace themselves for yet another round of semiliterate rants from the Tinker Trolls.
***UPDATE*** 2006 Republican congressional candidate Tom Guleff has a great take on Tinker that should be seen by all. Click here to read it.
And dear god, Jake Ford has said he's running again. No word yet on whether or not he has the guts to run a primary this time. Word through the grapevine is that Harold Ford Sr. considers Nikki Tinker to be the official "Ford Party" candidate, so it's unclear who will tie Jake's shoes next year.
Ironically, the only people that aren't talking about running again are the candidates that behaved honorably last year. Joe Ford Jr., who endorsed the Democratic nominee after the primary, will not be running again. Tyson Pratcher announced that he will be endorsing Cohen. Lee Harris, who ran one of the most honorable campaigns I've ever seen, isn't even mentioned in the article.