Ralph Bristol on mayoral race defeat: ‘I’m still glad I ran’

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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.

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