One of the reasons many give for not voting early is that something may happen between your vote and election day that may change your mind on a candidate.
That happened to me.
I voted for Glenn Scruggs for District 10 Senate seat currently held by Senator Todd Gardenhire, who happens to be my favorite Republican. Senator Gardenhire has done a lot for our community and deserves to be re-elected. However, when I voted early I voted down ballot, and will be happy if Mr. Scruggs is elected.
But I would vote for Senator Gardenhire if I was casting my vote today, and you should do as well. Senator Gardenhire vowed to run a positive campaign and actually returned a campaign contribution from a Republican PAC when that PAC sent out a direct-mail “hit job” on his opponent, Mr. Scruggs. You do not see that from today’s politicians, in today’s divisive politics. It was an inner glimpse of Senator Gardenhire’s character, someone who deserves to be in Nashville as our state senator.
Keep up the good job, senator. If you win, I owe you a lunch at Champy's.
C. Mark Warren