The chairman of Tennessee’s Democratic Party says he won’t run for reelection this coming January. During Chip Forrester’s four years in charge, Democrats lost control of the governor’s office, along with numerous seats in the state legislature and in Congress.
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Tennessee’s Democratic Party has agreed to consider a recount in this year’s closest state senate race, between a veteran Nashville lawmaker and his young challenger.
A bill to rein in the power of the executive committees of Tenneessee’s state political parties has been approved by a state House subcommittee. The measure will keep the parties from changing the outcome of primary elections.
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.
Rutherford County political parties have agreed to forego a primary election next May in order to save money.