Bredesen Backs Challenger in Nashville City Council Race

Two days ago, it was Mayor Karl Dean. Now, former Tennessee governor and Nashville mayor Phil Bredesen — as had been expected — is featured on a campaign mail-piece for attorney Sarah Lodge Tally, the well-connected election challenger of District 24 Metro Councilman Jason Holleman.
More from The City Paper:
Bredesen’s appearance simply reinforces what was clear from the list of names who signed Tally’s qualifying petition several weeks ago: Holleman must stave off much of Nashville’s Democratic Party establishment — and Dean — to win a second term serving his West Nashville, Sylvan-Park-area constituents.
“As a mayor and governor, I worked hard to move Nashville forward,” Bredesen says in the campaign ad. “Sarah Lodge Tally is part of the new generation of leaders who will build on our success and build a better place to live, work and raise a family. Please join me in supporting Sarah for Metro Council.”
Similar to the Dean mailer, the Bredesen piece says Tally can help make sure Metro schools are fully funded; expand parks and greenways; increase police protection; and foster growth and development along Charlotte Avenue.

(Note: Tally is the daughter of Richard Lodge, lawyer-lobbyist and former state Democratic chairman, and Gina Lodge, who was commissioner of the Department of Human Services during Bredesen’s gubernatorial administration.)

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