Republican businessman Randy Boyd has announced that he is embarking on a nine week, 95 county bus tour across Tennessee as his campaign for Governor moves towards the August 2 primary election date. The tour will kick off from the Sevier County Courthouse in East Tennessee on May 30 at 9:30 am Eastern Time.
From there, Boyd is set to travel to Blount County for a Meet and Greet Lunch starting at 11:30 am followed by an appearance in Loudon County at 2:00 pm at The Venue at Lenoir City. Then in Monroe County at the Tellico Plains Community Center, he will finish the day’s events with a Meet and Greet D inner.
“Just as we have during the campaign, we want to send a clear signal, that as Governor, we will be working for all 95 counties to make sure no one is left behind,” Boyd said. “This 95 County Bus Tour is just one more way to show Tennessee voters that we will never stop working on your behalf to make Tennessee the State of Opportunity for everyone.”
Last Fall Boyd, who has run a few marathons, made his longest run as he ran across the state to promote his campaign for Governor. This time he is opting for faster and more comfortable transportation.
Bill Lee, another businessman seeking the Republican nomination for Governor, conducted a 95 county bus tour in his RV when he launched his campaign. Lee followed that tour up with a tractor tour across the state to emphasize his commitment to rural and farming communities. Lee is currently conducting a series of Townhall meetings across the state as part of a Townhall Tour.
Tennessee Star political editor Steve Gill notes: “As we are the final two months of the primary season, the major campaigns will depend increasingly on ‘air power’ — with television ads carpet bombing prospective voters. Additional dollars will be devoted to high tech digital outreach. But there is still a need for ‘high touch’ campaigning, whether it is done with tours, townhalls, rallies , door-to-door blitzes, or any other version of the traditional ‘ground game.’ As voters tune out In the wake of the overwhelming onslaught of media that has already begun, actual person to person voter contact could make a difference.”