Bob Tuke

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Bob Tuke
Democratic nominee for
U.S. Senator from Tennessee
Election date
November 4, 2008
Opponent(s) Lamar Alexander (R)
Incumbent Lamar Alexander
Personal details
Born (1947-12-05) December 5, 1947 (age 69)
Rochester, New York
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Susan
Alma mater University of Virginia, Vanderbilt University
Profession attorney

Robert Dudley "Bob" Tuke (born December 5, 1947, Rochester, New York) was the Democratic nominee for the 2008 United States Senate election in Tennessee, having won the Democratic primary in August. He faced incumbent Republican Lamar Alexander in the general election in November, losing by approximately 33% of the final vote.[1]

Tuke is a decorated United States Marine and served in the Vietnam War. He was the Chairman of the Democratic Party of Tennessee from 2005 to 2007, and also served as Barack Obama's Presidential campaign chair in Tennessee.[2] Tuke earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. He is also a graduate of Vanderbilt University, where he received his juris doctorate.[3] As of 2008, Tuke is a Partner at the Nashville law firm of Trauger and Tuke.

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  1. ^ "Alexander wins re-election in landslide". The Tennesseean. 2008-11-04. Retrieved 2008-11-18. [dead link]
  2. ^ Bob Tuke Campaign Website
  3. ^ Robert D. 'Bob' Tuke Project Vote Smart

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