Post Tagged with: "2012congress"

With Election Over, Corker Hopes for Deficit Deal

With Election Over, Corker Hopes for Deficit Deal

by / on November 7, 2012

Tennessee Senator Bob Corker is hoping a deficit deal can shake loose in Congress, now that the election is past and the so-called “fiscal cliff” is looming. Corker handily won a second term last night.

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U.S. Rep. DesJarlais Reelected to Fourth District

U.S. Rep. DesJarlais Reelected to Fourth District

by / on November 7, 2012

Congressman Scott DesJarlais pulled out a victory over Democratic challenger Eric Stewart, despite a second election cycle marked by unsavory details from his past.

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Haslam Dodges on DesJarlais

Haslam Dodges on DesJarlais

by / on November 2, 2012

Governor Bill Haslam is keeping his distance from fellow Republican Scott DesJarlais. The congressman representing Murfreesboro and Columbia has been battling revelations that he urged a mistress to have an abortion 12 years ago.

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Democrats Make Dethroning DesJarlais Personal

Democrats Make Dethroning DesJarlais Personal

by / on October 29, 2012

The Tennessee Democratic Party is trying to take full advantage of news accounts detailing extra marital affairs of Republican Congressman Scott DesJarlais. The party chair now sees dethroning the freshman representative as a political parting shot.

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DesJarlais Attacks Are ‘Not Who I Am,’ Davis Says

by / on October 24, 2012

Former Tennessee Congressman Lincoln Davis regrets using ads about Republican Scott DesJarlais’s divorce. Davis was trying to hold onto his seat in Congress two years ago. Now he wants to distance himself from new attacks on DesJarlais, which tear at the doctor for telling a patient he slept with to get an abortion.

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DesJarlais Abortion Scandal a Non-Issue to Some Voters

DesJarlais Abortion Scandal a Non-Issue to Some Voters

by / on October 22, 2012

New ads are attacking Congressman Scott DesJarlais as a “hypocrite,” amid claims the Republican doctor urged a patient he had an affair with to get an abortion, but some Republican voters are standing by the incumbent.

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DCCC Shows Interest in DesJarlais Race

by / on October 19, 2012

Democrats in Washington see a new opening to unseat freshman Rep. Scott DesJarlais, who has been dealing with new revelations from a decade-old divorce.

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Black Beats Zelenik Again

Black Beats Zelenik Again

by / on August 3, 2012

Incumbent Diane Black easily won her rematch against Lou Ann Zelenik in the 6th Congressional district’s GOP Primary. Two years ago, Black squeaked past Zelenik by fewer than 300 votes. This time, the margin of victory was more than two to one.

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Super PACs Keep Ads Coming Through Election Day

Super PACs Keep Ads Coming Through Election Day

by / on August 1, 2012

A few Super PACs are keeping political ads – most of them negative – on the air in Tennessee through Election Day. The biggest spending is in the 6th Congressional District.

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Black Campaign Borrows ‘No Pay’ Bill for Latest Ad

Black Campaign Borrows ‘No Pay’ Bill for Latest Ad

by / on July 20, 2012

A hint of bi-partisanship has emerged in one Tennessee congressional race – albeit unspoken. Rep. Diane Black’s latest campaign ad refers to legislation introduced by a neighboring Democrat.

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Ketron Opts Not to Challenge DesJarlais for U.S. House

by / on January 23, 2012

State Senator Bill Ketron says he won’t run for Congress this fall. Many had expected him to challenge freshman Scott DesJarlais in the Republican primary.

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Stalled Pipeline Spurs Ire of Congressional Delegation

by / on January 20, 2012

This week President Obama stalled a proposed fuel line from Canada to the Gulf Coast – and drew fire for it from much of Tennessee’s Congressional delegation. While Nashville Democrat Jim Cooper has sided with Republicans on the issue before, he isn’t exactly piling on with the attacks.

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On New District, Cooper Says Balance Is Priority

by / on January 12, 2012

The state House of Representatives agreed today on new lines for Tennessee’s Congressional districts. Nashville Democrat Jim Cooper’s district would add the southern part of Davidson County, which leans Republican.

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New Voter Districts Fly through Legislature

by / on January 10, 2012

On the same day the 2012 legislative session convened, committees in the General Assembly approved new voter district lines. They now go the full state House and Senate. But some lawmaker want more time to look the plans over.

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Rutherford State Senator Eyes Run for U.S. Congress

by / on January 9, 2012

In a brief statement today, Murfreesboro State Senator Bill Ketron did not rule out a congressional challenge of a fellow Republican — a primary fight with freshman representative Scott DesJarlais.

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Davidson County Made Whole, Murfreesboro Moves in Redistricting Proposal

by / on January 6, 2012

The congressional district that includes Nashville would stretch west and encompass Dickson County under a proposal released today by Republicans in the state legislature. But all in all, the representative who holds the seat calls the redistricting plan “fair.”

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Cooper Proposes Restoring South Nashville to Congressional District

by / on January 4, 2012

Nashville Congressman Jim Cooper wants his district to go back to the way it once was and include all of Davidson County.

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