Tennessee: Brock v. Sasser

When the music begins at one of his rallies, Tennessee Republican Senator Bill Brock appears to be mildly annoyed at all the noise. James Sasser, the Democrat who hopes to unseat Brock, joyfully picks up the beat by stomping his foot. When the rivals appeared recently at the Dyer County Fair, Brock shook a few hands, then disappeared, without taking a single ride, before most fairgoers were even aware he had been there. Grinning broadly, the shirtsleeved Sasser eagerly took over, leaving scarcely a hand unshaken, delivering a rip-roaring speech—and getting down...