A hopeless romantic might say the collection of campaign signs on the corner of Robertsville Road and the Oak Ridge Turnpike looks something like a flower garden, a festive, mid-summer explosion of reds, whites and blues.
“It’s ugly, it’s a nuisance and there’s no reason for it,” says Georgia Hudson, passing through the gauntlet of signs on her way to the Oak Ridge Visitors’ Center. “I think they should be banned statewide.”
Last November, Tennessee's Fourth District Congressman Scott Desjarlais coasted to a 12-point victory over Democratic challenger Eric Stewart in Desjarlais' first re-election campaign. That's despite revelations that the pro-life physician had participated in sexual relations with some of his patients and had encouraged one to get an abortion.