TN Politics: Races Heat Up

Sep 7, 2018

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As the media digs deeper into the finances of U.S. Senate candidates Phil Bredesen and Marsha Blackburn, political advertising is starting to highlight the the monied aspects of these candidates. Political analyst Otis Sanford tells us that Tennessee voters are fairly comfortable with wealthy people representing them in office, whether its as a governor or as a senator.

We also check in on the status of three members of the Memphis City Council who refused to resign so that voters can choose their replacements. Sanford calls this "an occupation" and a "slap in the face to voters."