Jerry Lawler Falling Behind In Mayoral Race, JR Comments


At this point, it appears highly unlikely that Jerry Lawler will win the mayoral race in the city of Memphis, Tennessee. The latest polls show the WWE Hall of Famer in fifth place with only four percent of the vote. The leader, AC Wharton, has 53 percent of the vote. (Article link)

In his latest blog at, fellow WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross commented on his former broadcast partner’s prospects:

Jerry Lawler’s efforts to become Mayor of Memphis culminates this Thursday with the elections in The King’s hometown. I know that Jerry has worked diligently in his campaign on little funds but his journey has become particularly an uphill one for him the past several weeks. I have read where some locals in Memphis feel that the city will never elect another Caucasian Mayor due to the fact that the city is 70% African American. I don’t know if that is a true statement or not but race should not play a factor in electing one’s political leaders but, as most know, it sometimes does. I think the Memphis news media honestly wants a “politician” to be elected Mayor as it may make for better copy as the good, old boy system will be perpetuated which always makes for a potentially good headline. Better “dirt” if you will.

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