The easternmost bit of Tennessee is east of Atlanta, the westernmost bit is west of New Orleans, and all of this horizontal state is the epicenter of 2018 politics. Its U.S. Senate race will reveal whether, for Republicans, fealty to the president is not only necessary but also sufficient, and whether a seasoned, temperate Democrat can be palatable to voters who are distant from the left and right coasts of the country and of today’s politics.
"Is Fealty to Trump Enough? Tennessee Will Tell." is from the August 22, 2018 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by George F. Will and narrated by Sam Scholl.