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.