Bowers Exits Senate, Citing 'Medical Reasons' 

State Senator Kathryn Bowers, the Tennessee Waltz indictee who told reporters after a court hearing last week that she was concerned about her health, announced Monday that she was resigning her office on “medical advice.” Bowers’ resignaton comes in time for the local Democratic Party to appoint a successor on the November ballot for her District 33 senate post. The party will have until September 28th to meet and do so, said Jim Kyle, the Democrats’ Senate leader and Bowers’ Memphis colleague. Kyle also noted that illness and a finding of legal ineligibility were the only two allowable reasons for a certified nominee to exit the ballot. Bowers, whose resignation becomes effective on September 1, is scheduled to make a formal plea in federal court on her extortion case four days later. For more, go to "Political Beat".)

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