As reported by Jackson Baker, Jake Ford has chosen to run against Representative Steve Cohen and Nikki Tinker in the Democratic Primary for TN-09.
I’m not sure what to make of this. Does Jake really think he can win?
In last year’s general election (Ford was not a candidate on the heavily contested primary ballot) Ford garnered 22% of the vote. While more than the Republican candidate, it was still far behind the winner Steve Cohen (59.85%).
Translated to a Primary election, that could mean formidable numbers in a three way race. Unfortunately, Jake Ford represented himself poorly, often flying off the handle for little or no reason. In short, Jake, or Joke Ford as many dubbed him, was his own worst enemy.
As the April 4th filing deadline will soon pass, and the August 7th primary approaches, I intend to take a closer look at all the candidates in the TN-09 primary race. Obviously, I have my choice, but I think it’s important to take a careful and considered look at the other candidates before mercilessly mocking them. Fair and balanced has always been my motto.
Carry on Jake, and thanks for giving us something to keep the jokes flowing for at your expense for a few more months.