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Berke Gets Democrats’ Backing in Bid For Mayor (against 2 less known opponents)

Almost two months after Hamilton County Democratic officials said they would stay out of the March Chattanooga mayor’s race, they changed their minds and endorsed Andy Berke, reports the Chattanooga TFP.
The qualifying deadline for the Chattanooga City elections passed last week, as the newspaper also noted in a separate story.
Three people qualified for the mayoral race — former state Sen. Andy Berke, perennial candidate Chester Heathington Jr. and former city employee Guy Satterfield.
Former East Ridge Manager and Red Bank Public Works Commissioner Wayne Hamill expressed interest in running last week but did not qualify. Another potential mayoral candidate, businessman and former Parks and Recreation Director Rob Healy, dropped out last week.

A ‘More Optimistic’ Corker Faces Crowd of Long-Shot Opponents

Not so long ago, Bob Corker was not so sure he wanted another six-year term in the U.S. Senate because of frustration over congressional inaction, which he compares to “watching paint dry.”
“Most people who know me know that all last year, I really had to think about that myself,” he said in a telephone interview from his Washington office.”If you have led a productive life, you have to wonder it it’s worth your time being here.
“But, for what it’s worth, I have become more optimistic than I have been in a long time that we will rise up and deal with our nation’s problems … just because frustrations are so high, on both sides of the aisle.”
With his newly formed belief that congressional frustration levels are on the verge of reaching the breaking point, especially on the overriding issue of dealing with national debt, Corker said he decided to run again.
“I want to be part of solving that problem, and I think I will be,” he said.

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