Friday, August 19, 2005
I went to the East Tenn.friends of the NRA dinner last night ,it had a good crowd of I guess about 1,000 people . Lots politicos were present, The governor showed up ,Lamar! came and a few congressmen had their reps stand in for them as well as lots of state legislature people .Van was their working the room the entire night but I did not see any of the other US senate people there (to be clear I did not show up until 6:30 and the doors opened at 6:00 so they may have come and gone before I got to the event) .This is a strong event and NRA people vote in ALL elections and lean republican, they are almost as strong a block as the military. I can not think of a better place to work a room for republican votes .I found it odd all the candidates were not present in full force the entire night or at least have a rep present .Maybe B4B or C4C will say where they were.