Bipartisan division, frustration simmer beneath county’s blue surface

By Updated: January 27, 2020 7:41 PM CT | Published: January 27, 2020 2:40 PM CT
<strong>Supporters of President Donald Trump prayed during a rally on Oct. 17, 2019, at Civic Center Plaza.&nbsp;<span>&ldquo;We have so many people who care about this country,&rdquo; said organizer Charlotte Bergmann, who is running in the August Republican primary for Congress. &ldquo;And they feel like they are all alone, that no one else support and share their beliefs.&rdquo;&nbsp;</span></strong> (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian file)

Supporters of President Donald Trump prayed during a rally on Oct. 17, 2019, at Civic Center Plaza. “We have so many people who care about this country,” said organizer Charlotte Bergmann, who is running in the August Republican primary for Congress. “And they feel like they are all alone, that no one else support and share their beliefs.”  (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian file)

The jury is still out on whether Memphis will see much of the presidential campaigns a week away from the Iowa caucuses. But the divide over impeachment and social issues in a divided America is still evident in a blue county within a red state.

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Bill Dries

Bill Dries

Bill Dries covers city government and politics. He is a native Memphian and has been a reporter for more than 40 years.


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