Metro Nashville City Council Member Bob Mendes Endorses Freddie O’Connell for Nashville Mayor

Metro Nashville Council Member (At-Large) Bob Mendes endorsed fellow council member Freddie O’Connell as the next mayor of Nashville.

In January, The Tennessee Star reported that current Nashville Mayor John Cooper announced that he would not seek re-election, leaving the race wide open. O’Connell was one of the first to announce his candidacy for the position.

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Council Member-at-Large Sharon Hurt Announces Mayoral Bid for Nashville

Metro Nashville At-Large Council Member Sharon Hurt announced her candidacy for Nashville Mayor this week. Hurt is looking to unseat Mayor John Cooper, who has not yet formally announced if he is running for re-election in 2023.

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Official Candidate for the Republican House Seat in District 59, Michelle Foreman Talks ‘Nashville Way’ Agenda

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Wednesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed an official candidate for the House GOP primary in Tennessee’s 59th Congressional District, Michelle Foreman in studio to talk about her top three legislative objectives.

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Bona Fide Republican Michelle Foreman Officially Announces Her Candidacy for the GOP Primary Ballot for Tennessee’s 59th State House Seat

Wednesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed Michelle Foreman in-studio to officially announce her candidacy for Tennessee’s 59th Congressional District House GOP primary.

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Williamson County Resident Omar Hamada on His Roots and Educational Upbringing

Monday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed Williamson County resident and Tennessee Fifth Congressional District potential GOP candidate, Omar Hamada in studio to talk about his background.

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Potential Candidate for Tennessee’s 5th Congressional Seat, Omar Hamada Plays ‘Taking the Fifth,’ Scores 5 out of 7

Monday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed potential candidate for Tennessee’s Fifth Congressional District, Omar Hamada in studio to answer quiz questions of Taking the 5th.

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State Sen. Kelly Townsend Announces Congressional Run in Arizona’s Open New 6th District Seat

State Sen. Kelly Townsend (R-Apache Junction) announced she is running for Arizona’s newly redrawn 6th District Congressional seat, which is an open seat due to Democratic Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick declining to run for reelection. The sprawling southeast Arizona rural district runs from the U.S.-Mexico border to the Mogollon Rim and the New Mexico border to Casa Grande. Townsend lives in Apache Junction, in the newly drawn CD 5, about 60 miles from CD 6, but there is no requirement for her to live in the district she runs in, only that she live within the state.

Townsend told Capitol Media Services, “Anybody who knows me knows that my heart has been down in the southern part of the state anyway. That’s where I go for leisure, and that’s where I go to work.” Townsend filed a complaint last year with Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich about Tucson’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate. After Brnovich issued an opinion declaring that the mandate was illegal, the city paused it.

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