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