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The Bredesen Bubble; County Government Showdown

The Bredesen Bubble; County Government Showdown

These are two issues that are commanding the attention of pol-watchers this week.
These are two issues that are commanding the attention of pol-watchers this week

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Pols Jockey to Run for TN State Legislative Races

Here's how some key races for the General Assembly are shaping up for 2018: The District 96 House seat of first-term Democrat Dwayne Thompson is

Waiting for Shoes to Drop

Waiting for Shoes to Drop

Harold Byrd, a Democrat, and Shea Flinn, running as an independent, are considering runs for Shelby County mayor.
Though competitive races for governor and senator in both major parties will dominate public attention in 2018, the other marquee race on the local

Dogs and Ponies

Dogs and Ponies

As all six Republican gubernatorial candidates gathered for a Memphis forum, decorum prevailed, but it may not last.
It is still 2017, which means that candidates for election in 2018 see their task as introducing themselves to the electorate and, when gathered

New Names on the Marquee

New Names on the Marquee

Ford in the future, Bredesen in the present, and Fincher versus Blackburn?
Ford in the future, Bredesen in the present, and Fincher versus Blackburn?

Filling in the Blanks

Filling in the Blanks

Harris jumps into county mayor’s race; Blackburn declares for Corker’s seat; other big names contemplate a race.
If Rip Van Winkle happened to be not a fictional character from a previous century but  a current resident of Shelby County, Tennessee, he

TN Races for Governor, Senator, Heat Up!

TN Races for Governor, Senator, Heat Up!

At a geometrically increasing rate, aspirants for significant public office on the 2018 ballot are coming front and center with announcements of candidacy, kickoff events, and the like

On the “Mr. Drysdale Effect” and Other Political Doings

On the “Mr. Drysdale Effect” and Other Political Doings

In the same way that subtle changes in the color of leaves signal the onset of a new physical season, the increased number of

Byrd and Flinn Looking to County Mayor’s Race?

Byrd and Flinn Looking to County Mayor’s Race?

While GOP mayoral candidates spar, surprise possibilities lurk on the Democratic side, with several big party names thinking hard about running.

Shelby County Commission, Mayor, Support Relocating Confederate Statues

Shelby County Commission, Mayor, Support Relocating Confederate Statues

Like Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland and the Memphis City Council, the chief officials of Shelby County government lent the weight of their authority on Monday to the current

Shelby County: 2018 Electoral Reality Check

Shelby County: 2018 Electoral Reality Check

As might be expected in a county that, despite its ostensible Democratic majority, consistently elects Republicans in local partisan races, the 2018 Shelby County

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Democrat Dean, On Nashville-Memphis Back-and-Forth: "I Love I-40!"

xBefore a diverse crowd gubernatorial candidate opens Memphis headquarters on Poplar Avenue in between campaigning trips in Shelby County; announces local steering committee.

Filling in the Blanks

Gubernatorial candidate Bill Lee’s platform for Memphis remains somewhat inspecific, but he’s got a start on it. Meanwhile, he's wasting no time putting his local network together.
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