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By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Friday, August 21, 2015 - 13:35
By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Friday, August 21, 2015 - 12:59

The governor's gonna hold back for a bit:

“We have four existing governors running and five former governors, so it’s probably best for me to stay out of it until I am either not in this role or that field narrows some,” Haslam said following a stop off in Shelbyville on his tour across the state to discuss transportation and road funding.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Friday, August 21, 2015 - 10:53

An earlier version of this post's headline referred incorrectly to Charles Robert Bone instead of David Fox.

David Fox has his own list of business backers. Lots of notable names, including most of the Nashville Predators ownership group as well as prominent people from the city's finance, legal and real estate sectors.

The David Fox for Mayor campaign today released details about three upcoming fundraising events and an impressive list of business and community leaders from all across Nashville who are helping co-host the gatherings.

“I am honored to have the generous support of so many who are helping me reach voters all across Davidson County about the issues that matter most to our families, neighborhoods and businesses,” Fox said.  “The momentum in our campaign is building as hundreds of new supporters and volunteers are joining us every day to help protect the Nashville Way.”

The upcoming fundraising events include gatherings at The Ruby in Hillsboro Village on Tuesday, August 25; at a private residence in Green Hills on Thursday, August 27; and an event for young Nashville leaders and professionals near Sylvan Park on Monday, August 31.

After the jump, the list:

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Friday, August 21, 2015 - 06:52
By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Friday, August 21, 2015 - 06:51

What do the slogans mean to the candidates themselves?

“Keep Nashville Moving Forward” has become at-large Metro Council member Megan Barry's tagline. Like any good slogan, the meaning depends on who is listening. Broadly, she says it's about progress — economic, social and otherwise. She’s careful to say she’s not suggesting all change is good.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Friday, August 21, 2015 - 06:49

David Fox's newest ad features his wife Carrington (a long-time contributing food writer for Post sister publication Nashville Scene) sticking to the company line about Megan Barry focusing on national issues and Fox having the Nashville Way at heart.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Friday, August 21, 2015 - 06:49
By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 14:01

Mark Cate, who left his job as the governor's chief of staff at the beginning of August, has been named project coordinator related to the state museum plnned for North Capitol.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 12:26

This originally appeared on Pith in the Wind.

We spent last night drinking our way through the first mayoral runoff debate between Megan Barry and David Fox. The hour-long affair at Belmont University featured 100 percent more head-on confrontation than previous debates, primarily because there were 70 percent fewer people on stage.

Through a bit of a fog — both candidates hit quite a few of our #DrinkYall lines — we came away with a few observations, a few moments that stood out.

You can watch the entire debate here and read some stray thoughts after the jump:

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 11:21

Charles Robert Bone becomes the first of the Fallen Five to endorse, throwing his backing behind Megan Barry: