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No. 333: Checking In

⁂ Nashville's Alt-Daily ⁂ Check In · Voter Turnout · Forgiveness · Abe Lincoln Witness · Much More!

📰 Here's what we're talking about today:
  • Intro Davis checks in.
  • Nashville Megan looks at some voter turnout data for Tennessee's fifth district.
  • And More We look back at the an old TV show featuring the last man alive to have witnessed the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

Good morning, everyone.

This morning, I'll point you to Park Macdougal's coverage of the National Conservatism Conference focusing on Josh Hawley's speech yesterday. You can read it here.

We've got Bar Hours this week over at Lucky's 3 Star Bar. Last week, I (Davis) was sick as a dog and couldn't make it, but I'll be there in full force Thursday. Come one, come all.


You can follow us on Twitter (@realpamphleteer), Facebook (@realpamphleteer) or Instagram (@realpamphleteer) for additional content.

Also, be sure to check out our podcast. Available wherever you get your podcasts.

Thanks for reading.



Yesterday, Heidi Campbell– Democratic candidate for the US Congressional seat in district 5– encouraged voter registration via tweet: “Since May when the Supreme Court opinion overturning #RoevWade leaked, more than 15,000 people have registered to vote in #TN05. 55% of these new voters are women.”


Alluding to the Supreme Court decision, Campbell continues to focus on abortion during her campaign; an appeal that has proven lucrative for Democrats in other midterm races around the country. Cambell is facing former Republican Mayor Andy Ogles in November’s race for the fifth district. After redistricting, incumbent Jim Cooper (D) stepped down in district 5 leaving the seat wide open. The fifth has been occupied by Democrats since 1875 and, despite Campbell’s energetic campaign, Republicans are optimistically anticipating to flip the seat red.


Campbell threw out some statistics in her tweet showing a voter registration increase of 15,000 Tennesseans since May. The strongest county in the fifth district for the Democratic candidate is Davidson.

During the 2020 Presidential election, 199,703 people voted for President Joe Biden in Davidson county, but voter turnouts during Presidential elections far exceed midterm turnouts. In fact, this year's August Primary numbers were lackluster in Davidson with only a little over 14% turnout. Compared to about a 29% voter turnout in the last state primary election during a midterm cycle in 2018, candidates like Campbell are looking to activate apathetic voters.


Heidi Campbell (uncontested during the August 4th primary):

Andy  Ogles (ran against 9 other candidates who received votes during the August 4th primary):

Davidson County Registered Voters:

Register voters, activate apathetic voters, and hold the line; three strategies we’re seeing in the fifth district race.




  • Construction Starts At The 319 Unit Development – Livano Nations, In Nashville (Now Next)
  • South Nashville set for rock climbing fitness business (Post)
  • Image released for high-rise planned for downtown (Post)
  • RiverGate Mall building listed for sale (Post)
  • Downtown building home to Coyote Ugly sells (Post)



  • 📈 The Consumer Price Index (CPI), a key measure of inflation, increased by 8.3 percent in August compared to the same time last year and increased 0.1 percent from the previous month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics revealed on Tuesday.
  • 🛢 The Biden administration said Monday it would revise safety requirements for offshore oil and gas producers, reversing some of former President Donald Trump’s moves to pare back regulations on the industry that were imposed after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster.
  • 🇺🇦 Ukraine has signaled that it will make major new requests for weapons from the U.S. and its allies, including a long-range missile system Washington has declined to provide, as Kyiv presses a successful offensive that has reclaimed thousands of square miles from Russian forces.
  • 📑 Top officials from Donald Trump's political fundraising and former campaign operation are among dozens of people in the former President's orbit who received grand jury subpoenas in recent days -- as the Justice Department intensifies its criminal investigation into January 6, 2021, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter.


View the full calendar and learn about upcoming shows here.

🎙 This is a huge week for music in Nashville as tons of artists descend on our city for The Americana Fest. Walk into any live music bar or venue this week and chances are you'll have walked in on a festival event. Both below – marked (AF) – and on our Pamphleteer's Picks playlist, you'll find our favorite artists from the lineup this year.

🍺 The Pamphleteer hosts Bar Hours on the third Thursday of every month (the next meeting is this Thursday, September 15th) at Lucky's 3 Star Bar from 6-8 PM. The first ten guests get drinks on the company tab.

🎪 Check out our favorite driving distance festivals this summer.

👨🏻‍🌾 The Pamphleteer farmer's market guide.

⚔️ The Knights in Armor exhibit is running till October 10th at the Frist: European arms and armor from the renowned collection of the Museo Stibbert in Florence, Italy.

🎡 The first annual Nashville Fair is running every day from the 9th to the 18th at the fairgrounds.

🎧 Listen to the Pamphleteer's Picks on Spotify, our playlist of the best bands playing in town this week.


🎸 Honky Tonk Tuesday @ American Legion Post 82, 5p, Free, Info‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌
+ Two step lessons @ 7p, The Cowpokes @ 8p

🎸 Big & Rich @ 3rd & Lindsley, 8p, $55+, Info

🎺 Todd Day Wait @ The Underdog, 11:30p, Free, Info‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌
+ Honky Tonk Tuesday afterparty, down the street



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