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Bill Gibbons Bows Out of Governor's Race, Cites Cash Shortagenew

As expected, District Attorney General Bill Gibbons of Memphis announced Friday that he is withdrawing from the governor's race difficulties in fundraising.
The Memphis Flyer  |  Jackson Baker  |  03-27-2010  |  Politics

Memphis Politicians Have Been Accounting for Some of the Local Stormsnew

The most attention-getting circumstances were undoubtedly the unexpected announcement by Sheriff Mark Luttrell that he would be running for Shelby County mayor and the weekend kickoff of former Memphis mayor Willie Herenton's 9th District congressional campaign.
The Memphis Flyer  |  Jackson Baker  |  02-12-2010  |  Politics

Pistol-Packing Barhops, Bad Science and Turning Back the Clock in Nashvillenew

The legislative week that ended on June 4th was intended to be the penultimate one of the current session of the Tennessee General Assembly. But uncertainty over budgetary matters prevails, and, for the 132 men and women of the legislature, the uncertainty may prolong the agony.
The Memphis Flyer  |  Jackson Baker  |  06-26-2009  |  Politics

As Tennessee Gov. Assays the "State of the State," He and Others Look to Move Upnew

As "State of the State" messages go, the one delivered Monday night by Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen, who was awaiting congressional action on stimulus funds for the states, was best described as a holding action.
The Memphis Flyer  |  Jackson Baker  |  02-13-2009  |  Politics

The First Prez Debate: Win, Lose, or Draw?new

Against a backdrop of economic crisis, the two presidential contenders dueled in Oxford.
The Memphis Flyer  |  Jackson Baker  |  10-03-2008  |  Commentary

Is Bill Frist Going to Run for Governor of Tennessee?new

The former Republican majority leader happens to be the 800-pound gorilla in speculation about the 2010 Tennessee governor's race. And there are seven fellow Republicans who nurse ambitions to be governor but are prepared to shelve their plans if Frist decides to make the race.
The Memphis Flyer  |  Jackson Baker  |  09-12-2008  |  Commentary

The Plot Thickens In Tennessee's 9th Congressional District Racenew

Adherents of current 9th District representative Steve Cohen, who had been looking at a de facto one-to-one Democratic primary race between the incumbent and challenger Nikki Tinker, will surely welcome Joe Towns' presence in the race.
The Memphis Flyer  |  Jackson Baker  |  04-18-2008  |  Politics

The Mayor's Gambitnew

How A C Wharton played a major background role in a plan to enlarge Willie Herenton's power.
The Memphis Flyer  |  Jackson Baker  |  04-04-2008  |  Politics

Three-Way in the Ninth Congressional Districtnew

Contending in the closely watched congressional race are Steve Cohen, Nikki Tinker, and ... Jake Ford.
The Memphis Flyer  |  Jackson Baker  |  03-21-2008  |  Politics

Election '08: Mississippi Mudnew

The Democratic presidential candidates struggle on.
The Memphis Flyer  |  Jackson Baker  |  03-14-2008  |  Commentary

Dramatic Turnarounds & New Approaches in Tennessee's Political Universenew

Last Saturday's meeting of the state Republican executive committee in Nashville was notable both for one thing that happened and one thing that didn't happen.
The Memphis Flyer  |  Jackson Baker  |  03-07-2008  |  Politics

Choosing Sidesnew

On the eve of Super Tuesday, local political figures had some difficult decisions to make.
The Memphis Flyer  |  Jackson Baker  |  02-08-2008  |  Commentary

Candidate Thompson: Over and Outnew

The Fred Thompson show comes to the end of its run as South Carolina's Republicans vote.
The Memphis Flyer  |  Jackson Baker  |  01-25-2008  |  Politics

Campaign 2008: We're Just Getting Startednew

Dogfights break out as the presidential race gets complicated.
The Memphis Flyer  |  Jackson Baker  |  01-18-2008  |  Politics

New Mood, New Men, New Mountainsnew

The sudden elevation of Obama and McCain after Iowa and New Hampshire was almost Zen-like.
The Memphis Flyer  |  Jackson Baker  |  01-14-2008  |  Commentary

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