- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 19, 2014

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - While several potential candidates have expressed interest in running to succeed state Sen. Jim Kyle, the Shelby County Democratic Party has decided to forgo a primary and decide the nominee through a caucus.

The Commercial Appeal (https://bit.ly/1w2dVrJ ) reports that the caucus is scheduled to take place Aug. 28 in Memphis. Bryan Carson, the county party chairman, said that about 16 members of the executive committee who represent parts of Senate District 30 will be eligible to vote for the nominee.

Kyle, who serves as Senate minority leader, is leaving the Legislature after winning a chancery judgeship on Aug. 7.

Democrats interested in running for the seat include the incumbent’s wife, Sara Kyle; former Sen. Beverly Marrero; and state Reps. G. A. Hardaway and Antonio Parkinson.

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