VOL. 129 | NO. 169 | Friday, August 29, 2014
Few Clues to Tennessee Attorney General Applicants
ERIK SCHELZIG | Associated Press
NASHVILLE (AP) – The deadline to apply to become Tennessee's next attorney general is Friday, but anyone still on the fence about whether to join the fray won't have the benefit of sizing up the competition first.
Under a policy set by the state Supreme Court, the names of applicants won't be released until after the noon application deadline has passed.
Incumbent Attorney General Bob Cooper, whose term expires at the end of the month, and Republican state Sen. Doug Overbey of Maryville are the only candidates who has publicly announced their candidacies.
Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris of Collierville says his decision will hinge on whether Gov. Bill Haslam's legal counsel, Herbert Slattery, applies. Others reportedly interested include courts administrator Bill Young and former Davidson County Republican Party Chairman Tom Lawless.
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