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McGary has Berke's vote, but not his endorsement

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CHATTANOOGA, TN. (Times Free Press) -- It's not every day that a legislator refuses to endorse his party's nominee for the seat he's leaving.

But that's the source of palpable awkwardness between Chattanooga mayoral candidate and state Sen. Andy Berke and the Democratic nominee for Berke's 10th District seat, City Councilman Andraé McGary.

"People are coming up asking me, 'Andraé, does Andy support you?'" McGary said Friday. "I have to tell them honestly and realistically, 'I don't know. I really don't know.'"

McGary, 33, said he needs Berke's reputation and vast fundraising network behind him as he battles against Republican Todd Gardenhire in a recently redrawn, conservative-leaning district

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