Local 24 This Week Oct. 21, 2018

Local 24 This Week

It was another busy week for politics

On Local 24 This Week, we talk about fighting City Hall…former Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton made headlines with the explosive claims that current city officials are conspiring to keep his hame off the 2019 city election ballot.  At the center of this dispute is a referendum on th Nov. 6th ballot to increase term limits for the Mayor and City Council.  We explore what happened and how it impacts next year’s city election.

Just Say No…the pushback against the term limit referendum and two other ballot questions gained a surprising ally last week in Hollywood, celebrity Jennifer Lawrence.  She released a 30 second ad urging Memphians to vote no on all three ballot referendums.  As early voting gets into full swing, how effective will that message be?

And finally, dueling polls.  Democrat Phil Bredesen seems to be making a late campaign surge, in his race for the U.S. Senate against Republican Marsha Blackburn.  A new Vanderbilt University poll shows Bredesen with a one point lead.  This as other recent polls put Blackburn safely ahead.  Where does this all important Senate race really stand?

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