Nashville attorney and former Tennessee Democratic Party chair Bob Tuke might be flush with victory after Thursday night’s win in the Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate. However, if he and his team had a bit too much to drink on election night they might want to dig further into election data because the numbers are sobering.
Tuke beat out former Knox County Clerk Mike Padgett for the opportunity to face incumbent Republican Senator Lamar Alexander in November. That was no real surprise.
The real shock of the evening was that political unknown Gary G. Davis came in second.