I'm starting a poll for blog readers concerning the race to replace Steve Cohen in District 30. The link is here.
Robert Spence: I think Freedonian pretty well slashed up Spence here.
Larry Parrish: I shutter at the very thought. However, if you think porn is the most pressing issue in our community then he's your man.
Charles Hopkins: Who?
Beverly Marrero: She's my state rep. I have tons of respect for her, but I don't want to have to pay for another special election for her to do the exact same job that she does now if there is a viable alternative. Also, this election will be extremely low turnout and could be snuck into by a one-and-done Republican. That would remove Wilder as Speaker (as hard as that is to fathom.) Beverly doesn't have a reputation as a strong campaigner, and she will be hamstrung when it comes to fundraising because she will be in session during the campaign.
Kevin Gallagher: I've gotten to know Kevin fairly well over the past few campaign cycles. He'd be a progressive to a similar extent as Marrero. However, he won't have his hands tied when it comes to raising money, he has a strong and active campaign staff and volunteer corps, and his victory won't necessitate more of our money getting spent in another election. I like the idea of both Kevin and Beverly serving in Nashville. Beverly stays there either way. Therefore, I'm supporting Kevin.