Tuesday, March 12, 2002



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L to R: Norris, Langsdon, Taylor, Kustoff

State Senator Mark Norris of Collierville has become the latest entry (though as yet an unofficial one) in the race to succeed 7th District U.S. Rep. Ed Bryant, who has announced for the now open U.S. Senate seat of Fred Thompson.

And former Shelby County Republican chairman Phillip Langsdon may be right behind him.

Norris, who planned to be introducing Bryant to Republican members of the Senate in Nashville on Monday, advised other Shelby Countians interested in running for Bryant's seat to "keep their powder dry" so as not to split the county's vote in the newly reapportioned 7th.

Dr. Langson, meanwhile, a facial plastic surgeon who served two terms as county GOP chairman duroing the '90s, said in a press release that he would be making a decision on running "in the next few days."

Two other Shelby Countians have designs on the seat -- Memphis city councilman Brent Taylor, who has already announced as a G.O.P. candidate, and Memphis lawyer David Kustoff, who has said he plans to.

At least two potential Republican candidates for the seat hail from the Nashville area. They are State Senator Marsha Blackburn and radio talk show host Steve Gill, both of Williamson County.


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