Well Jerry Lawler is running gain for Mayor of Memphis, as previously reported.
I remember the first time he ran in 1999 getting 12% of the vote. I was promoting in Georgia and in Nashville off & on with Bert Prentice and Bert was helping Lawler. I recall picking up a bunch of Lawler for Mayor Lawn signs for him once. When the election was over we had hundreds of those things, and I tried to get rid of them thinking folk would buy them. I even had some for Lawler to sign when Lawler appeared in Conyors, GA for me, and I thnk we sold maybe two of them. I used some to fill in a wall in a shed at my house, and threw away a bunch. Who knew they’d have value nearly a decade later.
Anyway WREG-TV did a nice piece on it’s website with video at http://www.wreg.com/wreg-lawler-for-mayor,0,4993126.story
When asked if he is serious about being mayor:
"yes, I am very serious. I’m in this race to win, and I think I can win," Lawler says. "I’m all about bringing common sense to this city."
Lawler also addressed his and his sons’ legal issue:
"Have I been to court? Yes, I’ve been to court. When you’re a public figure you become a target, that’s just the way it goes," he says.