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POSTPOLITICS

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 12:23

Mary Mancini tells The Atlantic changing the name of the annual Jackson Day dinner is a conversation to be had, but warns against false equivalency:

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 12:10

In a fundraising push, the Jeremy Kane campaign has grouped Megan Barry — who took out a $200,000 loan against her home to help jumpstart her campaign — with the bigger self-funders in the mayoral race (Freeman and Fox, notably).

"False equivalency!" says the Barry camp:

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 11:41

A release from Rep. Mike Stewart a few days after former Chief Justice Gary Wade said he'll retire in September:

House Democratic Caucus Chairman Mike Stewart issues the following response to reports that Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey intends to let partisan politics dictate the choice for the next Justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 10:31

The governor is heading out on a listening tour:

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 06:46

MNPS board chair Sharon Gentry has recommended holding off on the search for a new director until after the board's fall retreat; the NAACP and the Rev.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 06:42
By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 06:30
By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Monday, July 27, 2015 - 12:27

Former Vice President Al Gore has typically stayed out of local politics in Nashville, but he's sent out an email asking for support for Charles Robert Bone. This despite the fact he once took Bill Freeman to Antarctica. 

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Monday, July 27, 2015 - 11:55

A bit of a departure in at-large races, which often see candidates more or less ignore the other candidates, as allegations of domestic violence against Jason Holleman show up in a mail piece from "Volunteer Voters PAC." Holleman tells Garrison he contacted the listed treasurer who was unaware of the organization, or that he was the treasurer thereof.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Monday, July 27, 2015 - 10:57

The Freeman campaign claims to have knocked on 200,000 doors:

Today, the Bill Freeman for Mayor Campaign surpassed its 200,000th door knock of the campaign.

“Our Field Team has worked so hard this entire campaign, and we are now seeing the unprecedented results,” said Bill Freeman. “We could not have knocked on 200,000 doors of Davidson County residents without the unwavering support of our volunteers. They go out every single day of the week and talk with people about the future of Nashville, and I could not be more thankful for them.”