Post Tagged with: "2012election"

Dominant Republicans Hope to Minimize Infighting

by / on November 7, 2012

Now that Republicans have a so-called “mega-majority” in Tennessee’s legislature, some are more worried about infighting than about interference from Democrats.

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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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Historic Legislative Majority for Republicans

Historic Legislative Majority for Republicans

by / on November 7, 2012

Tennessee Republicans have now clinched what some are calling a “mega-majority” in the state legislature. They flipped six seats from blue to red in the state Senate, and at least that many in the state House.

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Wheel Tax Fails in Sumner County

Wheel Tax Fails in Sumner County

by / on November 7, 2012

A wheel tax hike to fund schools in Sumner County failed overwhelmingly. More than 60 percent of voters were against the $25 tax increase, even after a budget stalemate led to a two-week delay in the opening of schools this year.

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Tennessee Turns Redder in Presidential Race

Tennessee Turns Redder in Presidential Race

by / on November 7, 2012

While President Obama cruised to victory in the Electoral College, he lost Tennessee by an even wider margin than in 2008.

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TN Democrats Find Bright Spots in Nashville

TN Democrats Find Bright Spots in Nashville

by / on November 7, 2012

The biggest gathering of Democrats in Nashville last night was at Loews Vanderbilt Hotel – a celebration for Rep. Jim Cooper’s all-but certain re-election. Democrats primarily had to look to national politics to find something to cheer about.

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Tennessee Returns Reveal Split Tickets

Tennessee Returns Reveal Split Tickets

by / on November 7, 2012

Statewide election returns show there must have been thousands of split tickets for Tennessee voters. Presidential politics didn’t necessarily indicate the party of choice down the ballot.

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High Provisional Ballot Dependence in Davidson County

High Provisional Ballot Dependence in Davidson County

by / on November 6, 2012

Davidson County election officials say they don’t yet know why, but huge numbers of provisional ballots were needed on Election Day. Several precincts ran out and had to be resupplied.

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Presidential Race Packs Nashville Precincts

Presidential Race Packs Nashville Precincts

by / on November 6, 2012

Some precincts around Middle Tennessee are experiencing long lines, even after a big turnout during the two-week early voting period.

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Some Tennesseans See No Great Choice for President

Some Tennesseans See No Great Choice for President

by / on November 6, 2012

Time is running out for Tennesseans who bypassed early voting. Polls open at 7 am close at 7 o’clock tonight. The presidential race has created a difficult decision for some.

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Super Majority Could Expose Old Divisions

Super Majority Could Expose Old Divisions

by / on November 5, 2012

A GOP supermajority in the state house may not be all its cracked up to be. Republican Governor Bill Haslam sees two sides in controlling so much of the General Assembly.

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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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GOP Still Gone Country

GOP Still Gone Country

by / on November 2, 2012

Both presidential campaigns have their distinct soundtracks. And on the Republican side, it’s still got a twang.

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TN High Court Agrees to Hear Voter ID Case, After Election

TN High Court Agrees to Hear Voter ID Case, After Election

by / on November 1, 2012

The Tennessee Supreme Court says a Memphis library card will count as voter ID for this election. In an order released Thursday, the high court also said it would hear oral arguments in the politically charged case.

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TN Kids ‘Mock the Vote’

TN Kids ‘Mock the Vote’

by / on November 1, 2012

While voters flood to the polls in Tennessee, kids are casting fake ballots in mock presidential elections. Nashville’s STEM Prep charter school has spent weeks scrutinizing one issue at a time.

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Referendum: Must an Engineer Run Metro Public Works?

by / on October 31, 2012

Thursday is the final day of early voting in Tennessee ahead of next Tuesday’s election. In Nashville the ballot includes several referendums, including one on just who should be allowed to run Metro Public Works.

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Sumner Ed Tax Splits School Mothers

Sumner Ed Tax Splits School Mothers

by / on October 31, 2012

Proposed taxes are drawing voters to the polls in several Tennessee counties, including Sumner, where a budget battle delayed the start of school by nearly two weeks. A $25 increase in car registrations is splitting voters who consider themselves conservative.

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Final Days of Early Voting Produce Long Lines

Final Days of Early Voting Produce Long Lines

by / on October 30, 2012

Early voting continues to produce lines more than an hour long in some parts of Middle Tennessee. More than 1.1 million people statewide have cast a ballot early.

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MTSU Poll: Young TN Voters Flock to Romney

MTSU Poll: Young TN Voters Flock to Romney

by / on October 30, 2012

President Obama has lost many of his younger supporters in Tennessee, according to a poll released Tuesday by MTSU. Nearly three-quarters of voters under the age of 45 say they’ll vote Republican.

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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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