NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton has named a 46-member Tennessee leadership team headlined by U.S. Reps. Jim Cooper of Nashville and Steve Cohen of Memphis.
Other members of the group include three former congressmen, two state senators and 13 state representatives including House Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh of Ripley.
Also represented are several community, business and political figures including former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike McWherter of Jackson, real estate mogul and fundraiser Bill Freeman and state Young Democrats President London Lamar.
The campaign said the group will expand before Tennessee’s March 1 primary. Clinton easily won Tennessee over Barack Obama in 2008, though she lost in the state’s Democratic cities of Nashville, Memphis and Chattanooga.
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