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POSTPOLITICS

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Monday, August 3, 2015 - 14:52

See if you can keep up:

Mayoral candidate Linda Eskind Rebrovick has released results from prediction market research that shows she has a 69 percent chance of being elected mayor. 

Unlike traditional surveys that ask consumers for their personal preferences and intentions – such as “Who do you plan to vote for in the mayoral election?” – prediction markets ask, “Who will be the next mayor?”

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Monday, August 3, 2015 - 13:49

The $150,000 payout from American Future Fund PAC Tennessee to Jeremy Kane mostly came from his finance chair David Ingram.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Monday, August 3, 2015 - 13:38

Megan Barry has the endorsement of Bill Barnes of Fund fame:

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Monday, August 3, 2015 - 10:00

 

Ted Cruz is making four visits to Tennessee, a move he says is a key part of his Southern firewall.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Monday, August 3, 2015 - 08:36

Jeb Bush is the tops among presidential candidates in fundraising in Tennessee, collecting nearly a third of the $1 million raised here

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Monday, August 3, 2015 - 07:09

Could the governor appoint old pal and state AG Herbert Slatery to the state Supreme Court? This and more in the AP story.

If Haslam’s previous choices are any guide, the existing appellate bench is a likely source of the next justice. The governor’s two appointments to the Supreme Court so far — Jeff Bivins and Holly Kirby — were chosen from the state Court of Appeals.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Monday, August 3, 2015 - 07:04
By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Monday, August 3, 2015 - 06:57

An anonymous robocall went out late last week, calling David Fox the pick of "extreme Republicans":

It features a woman who begins by saying, "This is an emergency call to warn voters about David Fox — the extreme Republicans' candidate for mayor." It goes on to say that Fox is backed by an "out-of-state right-wing Super PAC run by a long-time operative for extreme Tea Party Texas senator Ted Cruz.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Friday, July 31, 2015 - 13:20

So far, things are on par with 2007 and maybe even a little behind. Pith crunches the numbers.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Friday, July 31, 2015 - 07:45

Bob Corker says the federal highways bill is gimmicky. Lamar Alexander acknowledged it's not a long-term solution but that it's what has to be done. The former voted "no." The latter voted "yes." The bill passed.

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