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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.
To say it plain, Monday night of this week was a challenge — for candidates who wanted one last opportunity to see and be seen; for party operatives; for undecided voters; and for reporters whose wish was to cover the last moves of major candidates before Judgment Day on Tuesday.

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