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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.”

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Monday, July 27, 2015 - 06:47

A poll from Laborers PAC shows a virtual three-way tie for first between Bill Freeman, Megan Barry and ... David Fox, with Fox on the up and Freeman basically flat for weeks.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Monday, July 27, 2015 - 06:42

Democratic Party distant third Martin O'Malley will have a fundraiser in Nashville August 27. Ted Cruz is making a stop at the Madison County Republican Party Aug. 10.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Monday, July 27, 2015 - 06:38

State Supreme Court Justice Gary Wade announced he is retiring later this year and went out with one parting shot:

“I was honored to serve as chief justice during the partisan challenge to the judiciary last year,” he said. “I am especially grateful to the bench and bar, practically all of whom joined in defense of the principle of a constitutionally based balance of powers among the three branches of government.”

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Friday, July 24, 2015 - 11:48

Even before the Chattanooga shooting, Tennessee had a jihadist history, per Politico.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Friday, July 24, 2015 - 11:46

The statements as we get them on the passing of civic leader Francis Guess:


From Mayor Karl Dean:

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Friday, July 24, 2015 - 09:50

A release from Andy Holt:

 On Thursday evening, responding to calls from sixty-three Tennessee lawmakers, the Tennessee Farm Bureau, and many other agriculture and small business organizations, Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery joined the State of Tennessee to a lawsuit against the EPA challenging the highly controversial Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule.