After the Boyd marathon comes the sprint

Republican gubernatorial candidate Randy Boyd speaks to reporters in Belle Meade on July 25, 2018. (Erik Schelzig, Tennessee Journal)

Having already run across the state, Republican gubernatorial candidate Randy Boyd is announcing a 95-hour “sprint to election day.” The former economic and community development commissioner plans 20 public events across the state leading up to his primary night party in his hometown of Knoxville on Thursday.

“The early vote is in. And now the biggest day is only hours away – It’s rally time! The team that finishes the strongest down the stretch will win, and I pledge to give it everything I’ve got these last few days,” said Randy Boyd.

Here’s the full release:

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Randy Boyd, Republican candidate for Governor, has announced a 95 Hour Sprint to Election Day with more than 20 public events across Tennessee and a statewide tele-town hall on the evening before Election Day. The 95 Hour Sprint will conclude with an Election Night Party in Knoxville on Thursday, August 2 at Jackson Terminal that is free and open to the public.

The 95 Hour Sprint will begin in Memphis on Monday with events across West Tennessee before heading to Middle Tennessee, and concluding in East Tennessee.

“No other candidate has come close to working as hard as Randy Boyd has during the 17 months leading up to the Republican Primary, ” said Chip Saltsman, Campaign CEO. “Just in the last two months alone, Randy made sure to again visit all 95 counties on the Boyd Bus Tour, and during early voting he visited 20 counties and 38 polling locations,” said Saltsman.

Friends, supporters, and undecided voters are invited to attend events in their area as well as dial into the tele-townhall to ask questions before casting their ballots on Thursday. More information about these events may be viewed at www.randyboyd.com/bustour.

The 95 Hour Sprint will conclude with an Election Night Party in Boyd’s hometown of Knoxville. Friends and supporters from across the state are invited to Jackson Terminal at 7 p.m. to watch election returns and celebrate a successful campaign. More information is available at www.randyboyd.com.

“The early vote is in. And now the biggest day is only hours away – It’s rally time! The team that finishes the strongest down the stretch will win, and I pledge to give it everything I’ve got these last few days,” said Randy Boyd. “Too much is at stake and too many people are depending on us. On Primary night, we will always we know we left everything we’ve got on the field and I’m confident if we do, we will win,” said Boyd.

 

5 Responses to After the Boyd marathon comes the sprint

  • Lance Persson says:

    Boyd is the most liberal candidate. He will succeed only if he is able to get Democrats crossover and vote for him in the Republican primary. The Tennessee law actually says that to vote in a party’s primary, you must be support that party, but Tennessee progressive leadership does not inform voters of this.

    • Stuart I. Anderson says:

      And if he does succeed he can thank Beth Harwell for following orders from the centrist Republican establishment that resulted in the bill sponsored by Glen Casada to close Republican primaries dying in committee. Beth Harwell will almost certainly lose this gubernatorial race so hopefully from now on conservatives will attach a name to the shameful failure to close the Republican primaries to Democratic mischief making so that there is a political cost for being an establishment toady.

      Of course, if Randy! loses it will encourage wealthy centrists/tepid conservatives who have the eleemosynary urge to contribute to organizations like the Heritage Foundation or the Beacon Center if they want to run as a “principled conservative” rather than an organization that will encourage illegal aliens to move to Tennessee. Even better, if Bill Lee loses the lesson will not be lost on rich individuals who are getting a bit bored with their current life who think they might try to buy some high political office one of these days but alas, don’t have much of an interest in politics, to make sure that they at least have a record of contributions to conservative candidates in races where the conservatives are facing centrists or tepid conservatives if the Lee-types want to run as an “conservative outsider.”

      In short, an election that holds much promise for the conservatives movement in Tennessee even though no solid conservative is on the ballot. A promise, my fellow conservatives, that of course can only be realized with a Diane Black victory this Thursday.

      • Donna Locke says:

        Stuart, they depend on Independents who might get shut out of the primaries.

        But the head of the Dem Party in Maury County voted in a Republican primary, for heaven’s sake. So he lied to get the ballot.

        Need to fix this and also have runoffs.

  • Phil Lassiter says:

    Glen would have never passed the bill. He’s as much a THINK and opportunist as Beth Come on Stuart-you’ve watched him screw conservative 10 years

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