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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.

Americans Elect Qualfies for TN Ballot

News release from Americans Elect:
NASHVILLE, TN, MARCH 28, 2012 – On Thursday morning, Americans Elect Tennessee
delegate volunteers Ronn Huff and Chris Farrar will file the Americans Elect petition with the Tennessee Elections Division for a line on the ballot for the 2012 presidential election. Americans Elect collected the signatures of 72,662 voters in Tennessee – far surpassing the state requirement of 40,039 – in support of more choice on the ballot this November.
Volunteers Huff and Farrar, a Democrat and Republican, respectively, are enthusiastic that a fundamental change to the nominating system will open up the political process in Tennessee and across the country, giving voters the chance to elect leaders who represent people, not parties.
Americans Elect invites all local media to meet in front of the Elections Office on the 9th floor of the Snodgrass Tower for a press briefing about Americans Elect’s national online primary and efforts in Tennessee before volunteers Ronn Huff and Chris Farrar submit AE’s petition for a line on the ballot for a directly-elected presidential unity ticket.
WHEN: Thursday, March 29th at 11 a.m. CST
WHAT: Filing Americans Elect petition for Tennessee ballot access
WHO: Ronn Huff, AE Tennessee delegate leader
Chris Farrar, AE Sewanee campus leader
WHERE: Tennessee Division of Elections
312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue, 9th Floor
Nashville, TN 37243
(Must present government-issued photo ID to enter building)