July 15, 2005
Quinze de juillet
Latest on Ethics: Blogging legislator Stacey Campfield suggests a list of reforms. Per his invitation, comment and augment at will.
I hear that Governor Bredesen has placed a moratorium on shredding. (Does this apply to instrumentalists as well?) I saw a Bill Hobbs headline about this on Bloglines, but I can't get the link right now. You've probably read it already, though.
Also from KNS's Michael Silence, "Another state senator in the spotlight." Enough, already. I have a feeling that the 2007-08 General Assembly will contain a host of fresh new faces.
19:50 UPDATE: I didn't think it would take this long, but I knew that the 2006 Senate race would get hot after 4 July. It looks like we're back in business. Of course, if I were sitting on nearly $3M with a couple of $700K competitors, I'd think that things were pretty good. Oh, and by the way: Corker's donors are not limited to any economic class. Maybe the early donors are ones who can part with some campaign cash without a calculator handy, but if my poor butt can donate (and I think it will work out, it just takes time -- and gigs), it's an open field. Oh, and I can't help but watch TeamGOP self-flagellate.
Sometime in August I'll make a real, concerted effort to "spruce up" my candidate pages, since by then we'll be at about a year until the state primary and county general elections, and I anticipate that the lists of potential contenders, for Congress, the General Assembly, and all of our Hamilton County seats, will start to really blossom.
In the "more local = more better" category, John Bailes has officially announced his candidacy and has signed up a pretty impressive campaign treasurer. The Democrats seem to be going after Curtis Adams with a vengeance.
Stuart James, Hamilton County Democratic Party Chair, reveals that Representative JoAnne Favors (D-29) will seek re-election. He also mentions the upcoming primary challenge for Commissioner Cotton. This re-match of the 2002 District 4 race will be good. I hope it will be so good that Dr. Warren Mackey is elected. Oops; did I show my hand? Oh, well. I would have earlier, had I been able to publish the first post I wrote about the Cotton-Mackey race.
Well, there went that little window of time. Lastly, I hope to see some of you tomorrow afternoon at Greyfriar's (4th & Broad, next to Lupi's.)
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