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CHATTANOOGA (TIMES FREE PRESS) - The mayoral candidate known for his clean image and crisp talking points deflected questions Friday about the Berke family's property holdings in areas of Chattanooga rife with crime and decay.

An opponent revealed last week that the Berke family owns a deteriorated apartment building in a gang-ridden part of Chattanooga, but a subsequent computer search of city records showed that isn't its only low-rent property.

The father and uncle of Chattanooga mayoral hopeful Andy Berke own about a dozen vacant properties in run-down neighborhoods throughout the Chattanooga area, from a garbage-strewn lot on Glass Street to a vacant Rossville Boulevard property on the south side of the tracks.

Read more on this story from our partners at the Chattanooga Times Free Press.

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