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Wilder Mulls Reviving Judicial Selection Bill

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Former Lt. Gov. John Wilder said he doesn't want to see Tennessee's Judicial Selection Commission expire next year, but he's unsure whether he will try to revive a proposal that would keep it going.

The bill to the way state appellate court candidates are selected was approved 64-34 in the House last week, but stalled in the Senate's Government Operations Committee.

The commission reviews applicants and presents the governor with slates of candidates from which he must choose.

Wilder, a Mason Democrat and sponsor of the bill, asked the panel to put it on hold because he didn't feel he had the votes to move it out.

He's now considering whether to try to get the 17 votes needed to call the proposal up on the Senate floor Tuesday and then put it to a vote.

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