It shouldn’t be a secret that the great state of Tennessee is a deeply red state. There are super-majorities in both chambers of the General Assembly and a Republican Governor, completing the trifecta. Well, I’m Eric Coleman, a retired veteran and T10 complete paraplegic, and am running for a vacant seat in the VERY red District 32. I’ve been recognized by the local media:
This district was underserved and nearly ignored for almost two decades by a Republican incumbent. He’s since moved on to a federal judgeship, confirmed by President Trump. According to Ballotpedia, the Republican machine churned out $750,000 for the last unopposed race and at least one of the candidates in this Special Election boasts a six-figure account balance.
Here is an informative writeup at the below link that outlines precisely what many red state candidates face:
My ask is simple – help me help them. There are remarkable citizens in this district and state who deserve more than what they’ve been getting. It’s time to replace selfish service with selfless service by someone who is #HonoredToServe. If you can, please give what you can to support the movement.
To be frank, I don’t have much time or money. My campaign is running on fumes and the heart & soul of a few volunteers who recognize the possibility of flipping the seat. Tonight, I will open up a fresh can of fresh perspective and a renewed sense of pride and vigor for the Democratic Party in this district. There were no candidates in the last two races.
My commitment to serving the constituency is unwavering. My concern for the odds of winning is nil.