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By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 07:00

The Tennessean talks to the mayoral candidates about how their faith informs their lives and their public service.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Monday, August 24, 2015 - 14:14

Megan Barry defended herself against shadowy charges she's an athiest and formed something of an informal ticket with Erica Gilmore, Lonnell Matthews and Sharon Hurt.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Monday, August 24, 2015 - 14:02

The FOP went for David Fox but Megan Barry got the endorsement of the firefighters' union:



By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Monday, August 24, 2015 - 11:55

The Fraternal Order of Police has endorsed David Fox:

The Nashville Fraternal Order of Police today announced their endorsement of David Fox for Mayor.

The rank and file Metro Nashville police officers and retirees voted overwhelmingly to endorse David Fox by a two-to-one margin. 

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Monday, August 24, 2015 - 06:37

A dozen lawmakers spent campaign funds to buy Titans or Memphis Grizzlies tickets which is broadly illegal except that the state law has a loophole big enough to drive through.


The law specifically prohibits using campaign funds to pay for "admission to a sporting event, concert, theater, activity, charitable event or other form of entertainment."

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.