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How many Republicans knew about Paul Stanley's love shack
? How about his roommate Dewayne Bunch? Phil Williams is asking. ... Jim Kyle for Governor
website is up. ... Ron Ramsey takes a strong stance
against interns picking up lawmakers' laundry: "That is an inappropriate use of interns, and I'll say that anytime and anywhere."
demands "crack tax" refunds. ... TDEC is trying to plug abandoned oil and gas wells
on the Cumberland Plateau but producers are fighting back. ... A TBI report says one in five drunken drivers
is rearrested in Tennessee. ... Hendersonville opts out
of guns in parks. ... Another candidate enters
the Memphis mayor's race, telling reporters: "Y'all can talk about the fact that no other candidate has offered a platform. Thank you." ... Memphis politics reminds Jackson Baker
of Yugoslavia. ... The Commercial Appeal
doesn't like it when candidates take general election fund contributions
before they've won the primary:
[I]t is one of the factors that have magnified the influence of donors who give the most in political campaigns. And it can help scare off rivals to a particularly well-financed campaign. Few candidates for office -- much less someone running in an expensive statewide campaign such as the governor's race -- can afford to turn down a donation.