Mid-South News
3:59 am
Fri August 8, 2008

Cohen Wins Second Term

Memphis, TN – Congressman Steve Cohen took home the 9th District Congressional seat for the second time after weeks of negative campaign attacks from opposition Nikki Tinker.

Incumbent Steve Cohen and Nikki Tinker went head to head for the second time in the race for the ninth district congressional seat. Four years ago the two held the top two seats against more than a dozen others, this time around the two took the lead of five. Again, Steve Cohen ended the night as victor.

Cohen claims the win as a victory for Memphis.

After Presidential candidate Barack Obama and former Tennessee Congressman Harold Ford, Jr. claimed Nikki Tinker's negative campaign tactics had no place in politics, the people agreed Cohen took home almost 80 percent of the vote.

When asked whether or not Steve Cohen felt Nikki Tinker's most recent add linking him to the KKK helped his victory, he said absolutely not.

Tinker agrees.

Nikki Tinker says she wouldn't change a thing about the way she ran her campaign, and might even run again.

Memphis Daily News reporter Bill Dries says the negative Tinker ads played only a small role in Cohen's victory.

Cohen and his supporters at the University of Memphis Holiday Inn ended the night on a lighter note singing I did it my way.