Key endorsements in Nashville mayor's race
Top Nashville mayoral candidates unveiled key endorsements in recent days as the campaign reaches its final week.
What's happening: Former U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper endorsed state Sen. Jeff Yarbro.
- Sheriff Daron Hall endorsed former city official Matt Wiltshire.
- And state Rep. Jason Powell backed Councilmember Freddie O'Connell.
Why it matters: Cooper and Hall have significant countywide followings, and their support could persuade undecided voters. According to the most recent impartial poll, about one-quarter of likely voters don't know who they'll back in the mayor's race.
What they're saying: Cooper touted Yarbro's ability to deal with the "radical forces" in the state legislature while rolling out his endorsement.
- "During his nine years representing Nashville in the state Senate, Jeff Yarbro has proved that he is a consensus-builder and leader we can always count on to stand up for our city, and he's got my vote for mayor," Cooper said in a press release.
- Hall said Wiltshire has the right executive experience and ideas to lead the city. He also celebrated Wiltshire's support for investing in mental health services
Be smart: Read our profiles of the top mayoral candidates.
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