Supporters of Nashville mayoral candidate Ralph Bristol didn’t get what they hoped for after Thursday’s Special Election, but the candidate said he’s still glad he ran.
News 2 was there at his watch party at Dave and Busters Opry Mills Mall.
Bristol, a recently retired conservative radio talk show host, walked away with about five-percent of the vote.
Moving forward, Bristol said he hopes Mayor David Briley will hold true to his campaign — getting metro Nashville’s $34 million budget shortfall back on track.
Bristol added, now as a constituent and not a challenger, he’ll be there if Briley wants to work with him.
News 2 also asked if he would consider running again in 2019.
“Right now, that doesn’t seem like a viable or reasonable thing to do,” said Bristol. “But one can never tell when the time comes so I won’t rule it out.”
Bristol said in the meantime, as a retired writer, he’s going to focus his efforts on completing two books.