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Sanford: For Gov. Lee, landing a Ford assembly plant makes his reelection a cinch

By , Daily Memphian Updated: September 30, 2021 4:00 AM CT | Published: September 30, 2021 4:00 AM CT
<strong>Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee addresses those gathered at Shelby Farms Tuesday, Sept. 28, for the announcement of Ford&rsquo;s West Tennessee manufacturing plant.</strong> (Ziggy Mack/Special to the Daily Memphian)

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee addresses those gathered at Shelby Farms Tuesday, Sept. 28, for the announcement of Ford’s West Tennessee manufacturing plant. (Ziggy Mack/Special to the Daily Memphian)

Otis Sanford
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Otis Sanford

Otis Sanford holds the Hardin Chair of Excellence in Journalism and Strategic Media at the University of Memphis and is the political analyst and commentator for WATN Local 24. Contact him at 901-678-3669 or at o.sanford@memphis.edu. Follow him on Twitter @otissanford.

The man just brought a Ford assembly plant to the state with more jobs than anyone in this region could have imagined. How can his potential challengers, Republican or Democrat, top that?

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