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What Is Willie Herenton Running For in Tennessee?

Democrat Willie W. Herenton, former mayor of Memphis, has confounded political observers for a long time. This summer is no different.

Herenton resigned as mayor on July 30 to explore a bid for Tennessee’s 9th Congressional District, complicating incumbent Democratic Rep. Steve Cohen’s 2010 re-election race.

But now, according to the Memphis Commercial Appeal,
Herenton reportedly has picked up paperwork to run in the very same special mayoral election caused by his resignation.

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