I think my friend and brother Cracker said it well; No matter who wins this primary, District 89 will be well represented in Nashville. I would be quite pleased if either of them moved into my district and took on G.A. Hardaway.
There's a little news to report out of both camps:
Kevin Gallagher has launched a new blog called TennIssues. I always like it when a local politician blogs. They don't have paid staff, so you know you're hearing their words and their ideas. It's not quite the same as a US Senator's blog, where the real writing is likely taken care of by a professional writer on staff.
Even Stacey Campfield, the subject of many broadsides on this site, deserves some respect by virtue of having his views out there to be seen by all.
I was quite surprised to receive a phone call from Jeannie Richardson yesterday. It's hard to be certain, as I've met a good many people on one campaign or another, but I believe this is the first time we've ever spoken.
She is a genuinely good person; I'm more than a little jealous of the abundance of riches District 89 seems to have in the candidate department. Spread the wealth, people!
She issued me a standing invitation to her house in District 89, and I'll be sure to take her up on it soon. She also gave me a reason for the lack of public records tying her to the house in the district that certainly sounds legitimate. I don't have the means to check on it further, so I'm taking her at her word.
Both candidates have expressed their wishes to me that this campaign remain clean; I can only hope that those who wish to supplant at least one candidate as the public faces of this race will abide by those wishes.
May the best candidate win.