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POSTPOLITICS

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 10:09

Because the AG said cities can't keep permitted handgun carriers from carrying at ticketed events, the governor is calling for the legislature to review guns in parks.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 06:24

After first blaming either the Barry or Bone campaigns, the David Fox camp now says the bettor's choice is Freeman. As a matter of fact, they say it's "allegedly" Bo Mitchell:

 

The latest accusation, which lacks clear proof of Mitchell's involvement, comes after Turner previously blamed the Megan Barry and Charles Robert Bone campaigns on Friday.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 06:15

Nice breakdown at Pith of how CCA execs are donating in the mayor's race. Spoiler: every candidate but Fox got dosh. 

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