the untouchables

Byline: | Category: Uncategorized | Posted at: Thursday, 15 June 2006

Speaking about the Incumbent Protection Bill that makes it nearly impossible to run a write-in candidacy, Governor Phil Bredesen admits that he is “sympathetic” toward the legislation.  He adds that “he thinks candidates should file to run for the primary before the deadline.”

I agree with the Governor.  Candidates should have to file for the primary before the deadline.  Now, I hope that he’ll support a bill that I will submit next year that moves the election filing deadline to one week after the end of the legislative session. 

The people’s representatives have no business protecting themselves from the people.

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2 Responses to “the untouchables”

  1. Anotherthing 2 Says:

    “Now, I hope that he’ll support a bill that I will submit next year that moves the election filing deadline to one week after the end of the legislative session.”

    Ah you writing off Bryson’s campaign already?

    If the governor doesn’t veto this bill then I would support your idea. But I also believe that you should support a repeal of this particular bill in the next session too.

    If this bill is signed you might as well submit a bill next year repealing write in campaigns all together as this bill effectively kills that effort.

  2. Joseph A Nagy Jr Says:

    How about a bill lowering the bar for third parties to get on the ballot in the first place? That would be a big move in the right direction.