March 15, 2006
Someday I'll overcome current resource constraints and just create RSS feeds for every candidate listing page. Then you'd subscribe to as many as you'd like, and get updates as I'd make them. Then you'd see how many times I hurry past a mistake and have to re-update a few moments later.
In the meantime, I'll add a reminder out here to check the pages and mention an election or two that have made news.
The closest to home — and furthest from good — news of late is the passing of my state Representative, Jack Sharp of District 30. Read more at Chattanoogan.com. Adam Groves points to additional coverage in the Dose. The County Commission will appoint an interim (possibly Vince Dean, current East Ridge mayor) and then we'll elect someone to the open seat in November. May comfort find those who mourn.
Past that, we have a repeat challenge against Rep. Tommie Brown in the 28th; and the chance of an opening in the 31st, as Rep. Bo Watson has reportedly eyed the sudden departure of Sen. David Fowler (R-11) as a possible opportunity. He'd contend with Wayne Cropp, and it sounds like we'll hear something soon.
Next door in Cleveland, a veteran teacher named Greg Cain has announced in the 24th (where Dewayne Bunch serves, but is also leaving to run for the Senate, in the seat not being sought again by Jeff Miller). Whew. Open season, and this is just in and around town.
There are Hamilton County updates, too, and most of the names from the recent Green Party convention have been added. Green Party of Tennessee nominated at least three for US House seats and has one each in the races for US Senate and Governor.
Readers have been very kind in sending me info for the site. I comb all the papers and blogs that I can, but there are plenty more that I don't, so your contributions are welcome. Anonymity is strictly honored.
Oh, and a cosmetic upgrade for those Ballot Preview pages is in development. Resource constraints, again. Where's Extreme Makeover: Blog Edition when one needs it? (Actually, no Disnification needed here. I'll manage. Thanks.)
Elections | By joe lance | 10:35 PM