Joe Frazier Lending Punch to Tinker Campaign? 

It seems that Nikki Tinker, the Alabama import and Pinnacle Airlines attorney who plans a reprise of her 2006 congressional race, has picked up some hard-hitting support.

In a press release about her progress so far, Tinker, who formally filed last month for a rematch with 9th District incumbent Steve Cohen, claims to have raised “over $100,000” in that period of time.

And, rather modestly, she buries one of her most surprising sources of support: “Contributions have come in from Whitehaven, Orange Mound, Frazier, Hickory Hill, Binghampton, Germantown, Cordova, Midtown and Downtown….”

Frazier? Joe Frazier, the former heavyweight champ who came here last year for an exhibition with Mayor Willie Herenton? The man who once decisioned Muhammad Ali?

Wow! Clearly, Tinker’s hoping for an early knockout.

Oh, wait...did she mean Frayser? Never mind!

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