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Carla in Ca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-05 08:06 PM
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Ford Makes Senate Bid Official
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Edited on Wed May-25-05 08:09 PM by Carla in Ca
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Democratic Rep. Harold Ford Jr. filed the federal paperwork Wednesday to run for the Senate seat being vacated by Republican Majority Leader Bill Frist.
The five-term congressman from Memphis is the second Democrat to enter the 2006 race. Frist has said he does not plan to seek a third term.

"I'm excited. I'm ready to go," Ford said in telephone interview from Washington. He said his top issues will be energy reform, national security and education.

Ford, 35, is a member of a Memphis political dynasty. He delivered the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention in 2000, unsuccessfully challenged Rep. Nancy Pelosi for the post of House minority leader in 2002 and served as a national campaign co-chairman for John Kerry's presidential run in 2004.
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I love this guy and expect great things from him. I know he will win!
As an aside, do you notice when you use spell checker, frost is substituted for frist...how appropriate.
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