On Monday, nationally syndicated radio host and PragerU Founder Dennis Prager endorsed former Vanderbilt professor Dr. Carol M. Swain for Mayor of Nashville.
In a short video, Prager said of Dr. Swain and her candidacy:
I’d just like to say to voters in Nashville, Tennessee, that you have a rare opportunity to have, as your Mayor, one of the most wonderful people living in America today. I very rarely say such things and if I do, I really mean them.
This woman is not only good, kind, and brilliant – she has the most rare trait of all: she’s courageous.
With she as you Mayor, your city will blossom.
I have met a lot of wonderful people. She is about as good as they come.
Good luck Nashville; and good luck to the Predators, too.
Since Swain announced, she has garnered several high profile endorsements, among them are radio legend and businessman Dick Bott, bestselling author and financial expert Dave Ramsey, Churchill Mortgage founder Mike Hardwick, Fox and Friends host and former Concerned Veterans for America spokesman Pete Hegseth, and bestselling author and conservative activist Dinesh D’Souza.
As The Tennessee Star has reported:
However, momentum appears to be on Swain’s side.
In the three and a half weeks since she announced her candidacy, she has raised more than $60,000, making her the only candidate with sufficient financial resources to pose a serious challenge to Briley, who raised $400,000 in the first three weeks of his campaign.
Briley, in contrast, has continued to maintain his support for the transit plan, which the April 16 Tennessee Star Poll showed is opposed by Nashville/Davidson County voters by a 2-to-1 margin, 62 percent to 27 percent.
The outcome of the May 1 referendum, however, will be determined by the voters of Nashville/Davidson County at the ballot box, and those results will not be known until shortly after the polls close on Tuesday evening.
Swain’s campaign notes she has published a “Blueprint for Nashville” that lays out the policy agenda she will pursue during her term as Mayor. Among them are to develop a common-sense solution to Nashville’s transit woes; to improve Davidson County’s infrastructure, to end cronyism and bring transparency and merit back to City Hall.
She has been outspoken in her opposition the the $9 billion “Let’s Move Nashville” transit plan proposal, and is planning a anti-transit victory celebration Tuesday night from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm at the Millennium Maxwell House Hotel, where tickets are free of cost.