Nashville D-A Straw Poll Results - 04/04/14

  It's far from a scientific poll, but if Nashville's political crowd is representative of the rest of the city, Glenn Funk will be metro's next District Attorney.  Funk, a veteran prosecutor and defense attorney with nearly 30-years of experience, won Thursday night's straw poll at the "Not So Sure Shot Rabbit Hunter's Supper" at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds.

  Around seven hundred people attended the dinner, most of them politically "tuned In."  Funk received 63.41-percent of the vote in the straw poll.  That's almost twice as many votes as opponents Rob McGuire (24.39%) and Diane Lance (12.20%) received combined.  I don't live in Davidson County so I don't have a vested interested in the race.  That said, I've spent a lot of time in Nashville courtrooms and understand how important this position in.  Whomever you like, get out there and cast your vote. 

  Early voting in Nashville's starts on April 16-th.  Monday, the 7-th is the last day to register to vote in this race.  Election day is May 6-th.  Tell me who you like in this race and why.

 

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COIN TOSS-MAYOR

LIMA, Peru (AP) -- Usually, one flips a coin to determine things like who gets the ball first in a football game or who gets first dibs at the last slice of pie or something. But to settle an election? That's what happened in a small town high in the Peruvian Andes. Two candidates tied at the ballot box -- with each getting 236 votes in the municipal election. Peru's electoral law allows tie races to be decided by a coin toss. So the coin was tossed. And the winner -- Wilber Medina. His rival says he's cool with the results. It isn't known whether heads or tails carried the day -- and the election.

PUMPKINS-PIGS

SOMERSWORTH, N.H. (AP) -- It started as a potential case of pilfered pumpkins. But it turned out to be a windfall for a group of pigs. Foster's Daily Democrat in Somersworth, New Hampshire reports hundreds of pumpkins were reported stolen earlier week. The gourds had been set aside behind a school to be sold this weekend at a craft fair. The investigation didn't get far. Turns out a farmer spotted the pumpkins and asked a school worker if he could take them to feed his pigs. The school employee didn't know the pumpkins were being saved -- and the farmer took them. Police say the only ones that turned out happy in the whole episode -- are the hogs.

FIREWORKS-FUNERAL

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- When the fireworks burst in the air tomorrow night over Springfield, Missouri -- it won't be the Fourth of July -- but the last of James Carver. A Missouri funeral director will be bidding farewell to his dad -- by having his cremated remains mixed with fireworks -- and launched into the sky. Carver's father is the first to try the program by Greenlawn Funeral Homes. His son Jim is the funeral director -- and says the eight-minute fireworks display will be followed by a cookout and memorial celebration.

 
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