Title says it all... Tennessee is not at all a "Red State."
Some will challenge that statement, saying that Tennessee has voted for Republican Senators and Presidential Candidates (except Bill Clinton) since 1990.
Some will challenge that statement and claim that many Tennesseans will vote for "the best candidate."
Some will challenge that statement and claim that Tennessee has gone from 5 Democrats & 4 Republicans in Congress to 7 Republicans and 2 Democrats.
All of these statements are true... but look at who has won each race. Not a single conservative in the bunch.
Tennessee is a Blue-Dog Democrat state.