Haslam Schedules Post-Midnight Announcement, Too

With an interesting bit of timing, Knoxville Mayor and gubernatorial candidate Bill Haslam has sent out a news release to media embargoed for 12:01 a.m. Monday, June 1.
Coincidentally, that happens to be the same time Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey has set for the official kickoff of Ramsey’s campaign for governor at an event in Franklin.
The Ramsey announcement time, also coincidentally we’re sure, is the very moment that the lieutentant governor can legally began accepting campaign contributions.
Legislators are banned from taking donations until June 1, which, of course, begins at 12:01 a.m. Monday.
Haslam’s press secretary, Jeremy Harrell, did not return a late Friday afternoon phone call asking if he was serious about the embargo. But, interestingly, The Tennessee Journal reports in its email edition Friday that Haslam has plans to announce Sunday a finance team of more than 70 members.
Hmm. What could the announcement be?
OK, the embargo may have been broken. But we’ll just program this blog thing (I think I know how to do that) to post the news release from the man with $3 million in the bank at the designated time. So check back at 12:01 a.m. Monday.

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