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Looking Ahead to 2020 Elections

Looking Ahead to 2020 Elections

The elections of 2020 are just around the corner. Chief interest right now, and likely to remain so for a while, is the race for

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Post-Election Thoughts

Post-Election Thoughts

One of the decisive factors in the recent city election proved to be the lack of organized public debates involving the mayoral contenders —

A Last Look at Some Lesser-Known Candidates Who Deserve Consideration

A Last Look at Some Lesser-Known Candidates Who Deserve Consideration

LeMichael Wilson, candidate for mayor, is eloquent, downright ubiquitous, and as hard-working as a candidate can be. Moreover, he is able to suggest that it's

Modernizing the Vote; Bogus Ballots; and a Judgeship Kerfuffle

Modernizing the Vote; Bogus Ballots; and a Judgeship Kerfuffle

Shelby County should be able to hold elections with paper-trail capabilities by August 2020. Or so opined County Election Administrator Linda Phillips last week.

City Clerk and Judgeships Races

City Clerk and Judgeships Races

City Court Clerk: Let's face it, the clerk jobs in a local election are political in a distinctly different sense from other elective positions.

Meeting Time: Congressmen, Candidates, and Campaign Chairs

Meeting Time: Congressmen, Candidates, and Campaign Chairs

Last week was one in which a central figure in the national impeachment drama came to Memphis, and a week in which the three

Council Switch; New House Speaker; Legislative Alteration

Council Switch; New House Speaker; Legislative Alteration

A decision by the presiding officials of the local AFL-CIO on Sunday to prohibit speeches by political candidates at their annual picnic at AFSCME headquarters

No Mayoral Debates; Herenton and Strickland Opt Out

No Mayoral Debates; Herenton and Strickland Opt Out

With little more than a month left in the city election contest, the bad news is that there will almost certainly be no public

Family Matters: It’s Father vs. Daughter in Council District 6 Race

Family Matters: It’s Father vs. Daughter in Council District 6 Race

While the Memphis city election was still in the petition-pulling phase, it looked for a while that there might be several family members —

Sugarmon, Carlisle, Greer, and Logan Battle for Council Seats

Sugarmon, Carlisle, Greer, and Logan Battle for Council Seats

Erika Sugarmon resembles her father, the late political and legal eminence Russell Sugarmon, in her determination to set aside initial setbacks as a candidate.

Commission Overrides Harris Natatorium Funding Veto

Commission Overrides Harris Natatorium Funding Veto

Despite some wishful advance indications that the county government's division over funding the University of Memphis swimming facility ("natatorium," in officialese) would end in some

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Post-Election Thoughts

Cory901: Common sense prevailed in the mayoral election: A fairly solid incumbent vs. 2 batshit crazies who would have run more »

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Strickland Takes Easy Win for Mayor; Most Favorites Win Council Seats

kilgore_trout87: This is what happens when 75% of the electorate stays home :( »

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Strickland Takes Easy Win for Mayor; Most Favorites Win Council Seats

Randy Osborn: triumph of the same old same old... sigh. »

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Strickland Takes Easy Win for Mayor; Most Favorites Win Council Seats

Cory901: I'm thankful that collective common sense was shown in the mayoral election.
That said, it's too bad that one »

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