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Four For the Senate

Four For the Senate

A quartet of Republicans make their case to succeed Mark Norris as state senator from District 32.
In the first of two scheduled formal debates this week, the four Republican candidates to succeed newly minted federal judge Mark Norris in his

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Last Stop, Memphis!

Last Stop, Memphis!

On the long campaign’s final night, most of the major candidates were working Shelby County.
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No Surprise: Strickland Announces for Reelection

Brandishing a new and favorable poll, Memphis' mayor says he'll have another go at it in the city election of 2019.

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