Here are the maps for the Chattanooga mayor’s race

(Image credit: Don Johnson)

Our favorite political mapmaker is at it again. This time he’s breaking down the Chattanooga Mayor’s race won by businessman Tim Kelly.

Kelly, the former owner of a prominent auto dealership and the Chattanooga Brewing Co., defeated Kim White, a protege of former Mayor Bob Corker who had the support of the Chamber crowd, by 20 percentage points last week. Kelly has succeeded term-limited Mayor Andy Berke.

Kelly and White were separated by just one percentage point in the first round to qualify for the runoff. Here’s a closer look at first round, which featured 15 candidates:

Kelly, who broke with Republicans over the nomination of Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential race, describes himself as being a member of the “Chattanooga Party.” During the runoff phase, Kelly gained endorsements from the African-American community, including from four black candidates who split 36% of the vote in the first round. They included third-place finisher Wade Hinton, a former city attorney who had been Berke’s choice in the race.

Here’s how the runoff panned out:

Again many thanks to Don Johnson for his fine work. Follow him on Twitter for more fine maps.

5 Responses to Here are the maps for the Chattanooga mayor’s race

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    James White says:

    No body want the Chamber crowd anymore

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    Stuart I. Anderson says:

    So long as Kelly doesn’t show himself in the Republican Party ever again – it’s all good. I have the suspicion that he is centrist/tepid conservative. Perhaps we can encourage our one remaining non-solid conservative in the Tennessee Republican congressional delegation, Chuck Fleischmann (Heritage-71%), to join the Chattanooga Party too so we can replace him with a stalwart conservative as we move the Republican Party RIGHTWARD, RIGHTWARD, RESOLUTELY RIGHTWARD.
    The Heritage scores for the 117th Congress are now out and for Tennessee conservatives the very early scores make wonderful reading. The rightward migration of the Republican Party in Tennessee has not missed a beat with the long sought after retirement of Phil Roe (Heritage-68%) and his replacement with Dana Harshbarger (Heritage-98%). Happily, Marvelous Mark Green (Heritage-100%) continue to be . . .MARVELOUS!

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      James White says:

      I see you boy Green voted for: H.R. 1957, the Great American Outdoors Act, permanently funds the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) at $900 million annually, (no where in the constitution does it allow this).
      And: He voted for H.R. 2694, titled the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, would enact federal workplace regulations on employers with 15 or more employees, requiring them to make “reasonable accommodations” for employees whose workplace performance might be impacted by pregnancy or childbirth, (no where in the constitution is the federal government authorized
      to regulate private employers, and federal requirements for covered benefits usually mean a decreased pay) This is a matter reserved for the states and the people under the 10th Amendment.
      And: He voted for NDAA Vote Override. The National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2021 (H.R. 6395) authorizes $740 billion in military spending. When President Donald Trump vetoed the
      NDAA on December 23, 2020, he stated in his veto message that “my administration recognizes the importance of the Act to our national security.” But, he also said, “Numerous provisions in the Act particularly contradict my Administration’s foreign policy, particularly my efforts to bring
      the troops home. I oppose endless wars, as does the American public.”

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        MARLE says:

        Because heritage doesn’t “grade” him on those votes. How could Marsha who ran on allowing all 20+million illegals to remain here legally (except the violent criminals) carry a high score? B/c heritage scores are No measure of many conservative principles.

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        Stuart I. Anderson says:

        I don’t know about H.R. 1957 but I would be a “No” regarding the federal government interfering with employment decisions made by private employers but no matter. Thanks to the Heritage scores we know that Marsha (Heritage-85%) is more conservative than Corker (Heritage-63%), Marvelous Mark is probably somewhat more conservative than Marsha and if she continues on her present path Dana Harshbarger is a heck of a lot more conservative than Phil Roe. For the $250 bucks I send Heritage Action a year that’s enough for me as I do what I can to move the Republican Party RIGHTWARD, RIGHTWARD, RESOLUTELY RIGHTWARD.

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