published Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Coonrippy challenges Haslam again (Alexander, too)

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    Mark "Coonrippy" Brown is running for governor, in part motivated by the state's seizure of his pet racoon Rebecca.
    Photo by The Tennessean /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

Mark “Coonrippy” Brown, distant runnerup to Gov. Bill Haslam in the Aug. 7 Republican gubernatorial primary, has had a bucket of ice water dumped on his head and challenged Haslam, Sen. Lamar and a Nashville radio talk show host to join him in accepting the ALS challenge.

For more on the ALS challenge, here’s a Thursday news release from the organization’s website:

As of Thursday, August 21, The ALS Association has received $41.8 million in donations compared to $2.1 million during the same time period last year (July 29 to August 21). These donations have come from existing donors and 739,275 new donors to The Association.

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