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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)
IncumbentLamar Alexander
Personal details
Robert Dudley Tuke

(1947-12-05) December 5, 1947 (age 72)
Rochester, New York
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materUniversity of Virginia, Vanderbilt University

Robert Dudley 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 United States Marine and served in the Vietnam War. He led the Veterans for Kerry campaign for Tennessee in 2004. Tuke was elected Chairman of the Democratic Party of Tennessee on June 18, 2005, serving for two years.[2] He also served as Barack Obama's Presidential campaign chair in Tennessee.[3]

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.[4] As of 2008, Tuke is a Partner at the Nashville law firm of Trauger and Tuke.[5][6] Tuke is married to Susan Cummins Tuke; the ocuple have have two grown children, Andrew and Sarah.[6]

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Others articles of the Topics Biography AND United States Marine Corps : George M. Foote, Gerry P. Little, Phillip Stackhouse, Willis Ricketts

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  1. "Alexander wins re-election in landslide". The Tennesseean. 2008-11-04. Retrieved 2008-11-18.[dead link]
  2. Mielczarek, Natalia (June 19, 2005). "Lawyer Tuke is Democrats' new chairman". The Tennessean. p. B2. Retrieved August 22, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. "Three major candidates put Tenn. in travel plans". The Tennessean. March 5, 2008. p. A14. Retrieved August 22, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. Robert D. 'Bob' Tuke Project Vote Smart
  5. Johnson, Bonna (February 24, 2008). "Attorney Tuke hopes to unseat Alexander". The Tennessean. p. B1. Retrieved August 22, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "CHAIRMAN BOB TUKE BEGINS HIS FIRST WEEK OF WORK AS THE CHAIRMAN OF THE TENNESSEE DEMOCRATIC PARTY". Tennessee Tribune. 21 July 2005. Retrieved 31 August 2018.

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