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New TNJ Alert: Legislative box scores, Memphis residency case, House District 3 primary set

The latest print edition of The Tennessee Journal is out. Here is what’s in it:

— Legislative box score gives glance at session’s heroes and zeros.

— Flotsam and jetsam: Sifting through the wreckage of the hundreds of bills that didn’t make it.

— From the campaign trail: Memphis residency, 3rd House District race, Nashville mayor’s poll, Ogles and Trump reunited.

Also: Oprah on the Justins, Gary Humble audit deadline set, Masha Blackburn on walk-and-talks and grandparents providing security, and Scotty Campbell promotes a mystery wrestler.

As always, access the your copy of the TNJ here.

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House Democratic leader Camper to run for Memphis mayor

Rep. Karen Camper (D-Memphis) speaks to reporters on Nov. 25, 2018, after her election as House minority leader. (Erik Schelzig, Tennessee Journal)

State House Democratic leader Karen Camper is joining the race to succeed term-limited Memphis Mayor Jim Stickland next year.

Camper joins a field that already includes Sheriff Floyd Bonner, school board member Michelle McKissack, County Commissioner Van Turner, and Downtown Memphis Commission CEO Paul Young.

Camper, an Army veteran, has served in the House since 2008. Since the mayoral election takes place next year, Camper wouldn’t have to give up her legislative seat to run.


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