Tuesday, May 28, 2002

WOULD-BE SUCCESSOR TAYLOR BACKS BRYANT FOR SENATE

WOULD-BE SUCCESSOR TAYLOR BACKS BRYANT FOR SENATE

Posted By on Tue, May 28, 2002 at 4:00 AM

On the very day of the first joint appearance here of all would-be Republican successors to 7th District U.S. Rep. ED Bryant, one of them, Memphis city councilman, Brent Taylor, has made an outright endorsement of Bryant in his GOP primary race for the Senate against former governor Lamar Alexander.

In a statement released Tuesday, Bryant said, "I’m not just going to compare myself to Ed Bryant, I’m willing to publicly endorse his candidacy. I know [he] can’t make an endorsement in this race, and I wouldn’t ask him to do that. However, I can endorse him.”

Taylor, who will appear jointly with the other major 7th District Republican candidates before the East Shelby Republican Club at Pickering Community Center Tuesday night, said Bryant had “stood up for our values in Tennessee,” including “lower taxes less government, and a strong national defense.”

The councilman, who works as a mortuary administrator, said Alexander was “a good man,” but that district residents needed someone “from outside the establishment.”

Also scheduled to appear at Tuesday night’s Germantown forum were fellow Shelby Countians State Senator Mark Norris and lawyer David Kustoff, and state Senator Marsha Blackburn and lawyer Forrest Shoaf, both of Williamson County..

Bryant also picked up an endorsement from another key Shelby Countian, State Rep. Tre Hargett od District 97 (Bartlett, Cordova). In a statement Tuesday, Hargett endorsed Bryant as one who “has proven himself in Congress to be a consistent conservative and proven legislator...a man of the people who reflects our Tennessee values... a dedicated, intelligent legislator who has been in the trenches with President Bush...."

Keep the Flyer Free!

Always independent, always free (never a paywall),
the Memphis Flyer is your source for the best in local news and information.

Now we want to expand and enhance our work.
That's why we're asking you to join us as a Frequent Flyer member.

You'll get membership perks (find out more about those here) and help us continue to deliver the independent journalism you've come to expect.


Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
    • Election 2018: Winners, Losers, and Close Calls

      Locally, the blue wave still had power, though most Democratic challengers to incumbent Republicans fell short; statewide, the red wall remained stout in wins by Lee and Blackburn; the Council's referenda all go down to defeat. (ORIGINAL ARTICLE RESTORED.)
    • Rally to Safeguard Mueller Investigation

      Scenes from Saturday's mass rally at Civic Center Plaza to protest potential tampering by President Trump with special investigator Robert Mueller's inquiry into collusion with Russian sabotage of the 2016 presidential election.
    • Dems Promise Big Reveal on McCormick School Board Attendance

      Acing on behalf of reelection campaign of Democratic state Rep. Dwayne Thompson, Mike Stewart, head of Democratic House caucus, schedules Monday press conference on "dismal" school board attendance of GOP opponent Scott McCormick.

Speaking of School Consolidation

ADVERTISEMENT

Readers also liked…

  • Cohen Tells It!

    In which Memphis’ Democratic congressman Steve Cohen, addressing an apparent GOP effort to muddy the waters on the Russian inquiry, not only takes no crap but gives it back where it came from. This is worth watching from beginning to end -- even for those who might disagree on the politics of the matter.
    • Jul 26, 2017
  • Another Big Shoe Drops with Lane's Entry in Sheriff's Race

    County Homeland Security director holds kickoff rally in Millington; considered major contender for GOP nomination.
    • Sep 13, 2017
  • Cohen, Kustoff Go Opposite Ways on ‘Trumpcare’

    The bill, intended to “repeal and replace” the ACA, passes the House 217-213.
    • May 4, 2017

Most Commented On

  • Rally to Safeguard Mueller Investigation

    Scenes from Saturday's mass rally at Civic Center Plaza to protest potential tampering by President Trump with special investigator Robert Mueller's inquiry into collusion with Russian sabotage of the 2016 presidential election.
    • Nov 10, 2018
  • Election 2018: Winners, Losers, and Close Calls

    Locally, the blue wave still had power, though most Democratic challengers to incumbent Republicans fell short; statewide, the red wall remained stout in wins by Lee and Blackburn; the Council's referenda all go down to defeat. (ORIGINAL ARTICLE RESTORED.)
    • Nov 7, 2018
  • More »
ADVERTISEMENT
© 1996-2018

Contemporary Media
460 Tennessee Street, 2nd Floor | Memphis, TN 38103
Visit our other sites: Memphis Magazine | Memphis Parent | Inside Memphis Business
Powered by Foundation