Devaney’s opponent was state representative Joe Carr — who notched 41 percent of the Republican vote against Lamar Alexander during the August primary — and he painted the state’s Republican party as a fractured body in need of repair.
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The Tennessee Republican Party has recruited a GOP lightning rod to keynote its annual fundraiser. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will speak at the Statesmen’s Dinner in May.
The Chairman of Tennessee’s Republican Party is asking for another term.
The Tennessee Republican Party has been trying to mend fences damaged in heated primary contests. But a unity event may not come in the 6th Congressional District, where candidate Lou Ann Zelenik has yet to concede.
There are still no Democrats who’ve announced they’ll run to take the seat of retiring Congressman Bart Gordon. The state party says it’s still looking.
Tennessee Republicans expect a boost from Tea Party enthusiasm building in the state.
Large, bipartisan majorities in both houses approved the bill that for the first time would allow student achievement scores to be factored into a teacher’s job rating.
The state Republican Party is reinforcing its decision to bar House Speaker Kent Williams from appearing as a GOP candidate on any Tennessee ballot.
State Republican Party Executive Committee members gathered in Nashville over the weekend and selected Chris Devaney as their new chairman.