Metro councilman Craddock plans mayoral bid

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According to News Channel 5, Councilman Michael Craddock is expected to run against Karl Dean for Metro Mayor.

Craddock, a two-term councilman from the Madison area, will be the first challenger. He must overcome some long odds: an incumbent Nashville mayor has never lost a re-election bid. Mayor Dean officially launched his re-election bid last week.

Nancy VanReece announced last fall that she would run for the Madison-area coun­cil seat currently held by Craddock. Coun­cil elec­tions will be held on August 4.