Nashville district attorney race heats up

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The once-quiet race for Nashville’s next district attorney kicked into high gear in recent weeks as the Democratic primary next month inches ever closer. 

But even for a seat often credited with steering the state’s granular approach to criminal justice, candidates expect a small turnout that could hinge, as it did last time, on Black and other minority voters. 

Incumbent Glenn Funk, federal prosecutor Sara Beth Myers and former assistant district attorney, now labor issues litigator, P. Danielle Nellis each recently sat down with The Tennessean to discuss their platforms and why the race matters to Nashville voters.