With 71% of the precincts reporting, Republican Bob Corker has a 52 – 47 lead of Democratic Harold Ford Jr. This is a must win for the Republican party if they plan on retaining control of the US Senate. Bob Corker has lead from the early going in the vote count.
The last Rasmussen poll prior to the election gave Corker a 51 – 47 lead. It appears that the election is following very true to that poll.
71% Precincts Reporting
|Bob Corker||Republican||730,356 (52%)|
|Harold Ford||Democrat||666,216 (47%)|
|Ed Choate||Independent||8,069 (1%)|
|David Gatchell||Independent||2,830 (0%)|
|Bo Heyward||Independent||2,689 (0%)|
|Gary Keplinger||Independent||2,328 (0%)|
|Chris Lugo||Independent||1,849 (0%)|
UPDATE II: TN – U.S. Senate
86% Precincts Reporting
|Bob Corker||Republican||821,553 (51%)|
|Harold Ford||Democrat||763,300 (48%)|
|Ed Choate||Independent||9,191 (1%)|
|David Gatchell||Independent||3,198 (0%)|
|Bo Heyward||Independent||3,074 (0%)|
|Gary Keplinger||Independent||2,640 (0%)|
|Chris Lugo||Independent||2,025 (0%)|
UPDATE III: If there is one consolation to this night, looks like Corker has won Tennessee. Isn’t that a blessing in so many ways that cannot be explained in mere words. Thank god.