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Shelby County Remains a Beehive of Political Activity

Shelby County Remains a Beehive of Political Activity

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In First General Election Debate, Lenoir Hits Harris on Safety Issue

Issue is Democratic County Mayor nominee's No vote on Norris "Crooks with Guns" bill.

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A frequent visitor to Shelby County, the man from Franklin (and possible fallback candidate for Republicans) remains an unknown factor in many ways.

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In First General Election Debate, Lenoir Hits Harris on Safety Issue

crackoamerican: As a Safety Patrol veteran (yellow belt) from the mean streets of Midtown I would suggest a mayor might want »

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In First General Election Debate, Lenoir Hits Harris on Safety Issue

LeftWingCracker: So, it would appear that Lenoir blew the dog-whistle of "safety" and Harris fumbled the response. Anything to keep white »

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Tennessee’s Gubernatorial Candidates Make the Rounds in Memphis

TOPDOG1: Diane Black; No more greedy prohibitionist dinosaurs. Diane Black is just another greedy corporate puppet and elitist that would sell »

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Democrats Doubling Up in Primary Races

Nancy Perkins: Could we spotlight DEMOCRATS more? Yikes. Have you forgotten there are two parties?
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