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Coonrippy challenges Haslam again (Alexander, too)

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Mark “Coonrippy” Brown. Mark “Coonrippy” Brown.
NASHVILLE (News Sentinel) -

Mark “Coonrippy” Brown, distant runnerup to Gov. Bill Haslam in the Aug. 7 Republican gubernatorial primary, has had a bucket of ice water dumped on his head and challenged Haslam, Sen. Lamar Alexander and a Nashville radio talk show host to join him in accepting the ALS challenge.

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For more on the ALS challenge, here's a Thursday news release from the organization's website:

As of Thursday, August 21, The ALS Association has received $41.8 million in donations compared to $2.1 million during the same time period last year (July 29 to August 21). These donations have come from existing donors and 739,275 new donors to The Association.

The ALS Association's mission includes providing care services to assist people with ALS and their families through a network of chapters working in communities across the nation and a global research program focused on the discovery of treatments and eventually a cure for the disease. In addition, The Association's public policy efforts empower people to advance public policies in our nation's Capital that respond to the needs of people with ALS.


As the Tennessean says, whether Alexander, Haslam and talk radio host Michael DelGiorno accept the challenge remains to be seen.

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