Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Power + Politics

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Former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean and state Rep. Craig Fitzhugh agree that Memphis get’s the short end of the stick when it comes to state government power in Nashville. Both men pledge to change that, if elected governor. With the Aug. 2 Primary election as the backdrop, Dean and Fitzhugh pitched...
As the Aug. 2 Election Day dawned, a whopping number already had been posted – 86,002. That, according to Shelby County Election Commission officials, is how many voters opted to cast ballots during the early-voting period. The tally of early voters surpassed the May Primary Election total by 45,667. For...
Hi folks, live blogging the Shelby County Elections as well as the Tennessee primaries. 11 p.m.: This will wrap up my live blogging for the night. A few more key victories to note: Tami Sawyer defeated David Goff in a landslide to win the District 7 Shelby County Commission race. Raumesh Akbari defeated...
The Memphis City Council positions set to become vacant as a result of the Aug. 2 election will not be filled by a special election in November. Instead, interim members will be selected by the council, according to Shelby County Election Commission officials. The August election, where a wide range...
Bill Lee, the Republican candidate for governor of Tennessee, met in Memphis on Monday with Thomas Burrell, founder and president of the Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association (BFAA), and Bishop David A. Hall Sr., the group's ecumenical support advisor. The 45-minute meeting at BFAA’S corporate headquarters at 287 Madison Ave. provided...
Former first lady Michelle Obama told a crowd of young voters to “take their power back” if they want to change the current political climate, and “actually do something about it.” During a voter registration rally Friday at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Fla., that also included former...
Having covered President Donald Trump's campaign rally at the Landers Center on Tuesday, I came away thinking of hockey: It's one thing to watch it on TV, and an entirely different thing to be in the building. Speaking to a capacity, standing-room-only crowd of about 11,000, Trump played his "hits"...
By now, no one should be surprised that Kanye West is a fan of President Donald Trump. It’s been months since he first posted a selfie wearing a “Make America Great Again” cap, so the surprise should be gone. And yet, there we were again Monday morning, talking about West...
BuzzFeed News and Maru/Blue decided to poll 1,006 millennials between 22 and 37 years old about which side of the political aisle they prefer and the results may surprise you. What they discovered showed deep gender divides among young women and men when it comes to the types of...
The political action committee for Tennessee’s largest teachers organization on Tuesday endorsed Democrat Karl Dean for governor over his Republican opponent, Bill Lee. The Tennessee Education Association PAC cited Dean’s record on school funding and his opposition to vouchers that use taxpayer money to pay for tuition to private...