The Blogging TreasurerAn anonymous commenter floated this rumor about the appointment process for State Treasurer as it relates to Vance Cheek, Jr. :
I heard that Vance was hit hard before he ever went in because of his blogging, this has been a contention with Stacey for some time.
Vance informs The World that his blogging was never mentioned before or after the hearing and interview process. I suspected that it may not be, since Vance's blogging was always infrequent and was pretty much a party-line blog, and from a Tennessee political point of view, it was rather innocuous.
Perhaps the most important news on the Treasurer's race is that Vance Cheek's bid appears to be gaining support. Ira Brody has been criss-crossing the State trying to drum up support, and we've heard from a pretty reliable source that Brody was in East Tennessee some days ago and ran up against "a brick wall." Brody tried to get commitments from several East Tennessee Representatives who refused to commit, and a few even let it be known that they were supporting Cheek. Rumor has it that Brody couldn't get Kent Williams to commit, of all people.
Perhaps Ira Brody will not have as easy a road as what he has been led to believe.
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