Kyle Withdraws from Gubernatorial Race
February 26, 2010 at 2:58PM
State Senate Democratic Leader Jim Kyle, one of two Memphians who had entered the 2010 gubernatorial race, exited the field Friday, leaving only District Attorney Bill Gibbons, a Republican, as a Bluff City entry,
Kyle said he thought he had a strong chance of winning the primary in August but had serious doubts about his ability to win in this fall’s general election. Asked if he thought a Democrat could win, he said, “Yes, I think so, but I don’t think I’m that Democrat.”
The two remaining Democrats in a primary field that has rapidly winnowed are Jackson businessman Mike McWherter, son of former Governor Ned McWherter, and former state House majority leader Kim McMillan of Clarksville.