Thursday, August 07, 2008


A Rejection of Racial/Religious Politics- Steve Cohen vs. Nikki Tinker

Tonight, Steven Cohen (D-TN) defeated Nikki Tinker in the Democratic Primary for Tennessee's Ninth Congressional District, a majority African-American district. The win all but assured his reelection in the largely Democratic district.

Winning with nearly 80% of the vote, Cohen sent a loud and clear message: racial politics will not be tolerated in 2008. Tinker (Black) ran ads linking Cohen (White/Jewish) to the KKK and referencing his religion (again, Jewish). She added a new chapter to the book of dirty campaigning.

Her hopeful exit from politics is a hopeful sign for the future.

Cohen will continue to represent the entire 9th district.... every citizen, no matter his/her religious, ethnic, sex, sexual orientation, or race.

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