March 13th is election day in Memphis.

In the race to succeed Steve Cohen as state senator for District 30, Republican Larry Parrish is battling Democrat Beverly Robison Marrero.

To take over the House District 92 seat Henri Brooks vacated when she was elected to the Shelby County Commission, Democrat G.A. Hardaway is campaigning against Republican Richard Morton.

It’s a pair of long shots for Republicans, but a special election is the best time to try and take a seat away from the Democrats.

If you’re driving in Midtown and see a big white Durango with a yard sign for Larry Parrish duct-taped to the back, that would be me.