Post Tagged with: "Election 08: Presidential Race"

Blackburn Part of New GOP Women’s Group

by / on May 29, 2012
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Nashville Tea Party Draws Hundreds

by / on February 27, 2009

Hundreds gathered today in the shadow of the state capitol building to protest the Obama administration’s fiscal and budget policies. The Nashville Tea Party was one of nearly fifty such rallies that took place around the nation.

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Middle Tennessee Remarks on Inauguration

by / on January 20, 2009

People across Middle Tennessee paused their midday activities today to watch the inauguration of President Barack Obama.

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State Voter Turnout Breaks Record, Doesn’t Smash It

by / on November 13, 2008

A record 2.6-million Tennessee voters cast ballots in last week’s Presidential election. The state election administrator has compiled unofficial numbers.

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Bredesen Says Democratic Candidates Had Stiff Headwind

by / on November 5, 2008

Governor Phil Bredesen says Democratic candidates faced a stiff headwind on Election Day. Senator John McCain won the state by 15-points. His coattails helped drive a new Republican majority into the legislature.

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McCain Wins Tennessee, Loses Presidency

by / on November 5, 2008

Democrat Barack Obama won the presidency, but not Tennessee. Republican John McCain won the state 57 percent of the vote.

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Big Gains for GOP in Tennessee

by / on November 5, 2008

Democrats in Tennessee were hard to find on election night. Republican John McCain, as expected, carried the state. Democrat Barack Obama posted wins in only six of Tennessee’s 95 counties: Davidson, Haywood, Houston, Jackson, Hardeman and Shelby.

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Voters Cite Economy, Civil Discourse as Important Election Factors

by / on November 4, 2008

The state election commission, the US Attorney’s office and the American Civil Liberties Union all agree-this has been a very smooth election day so far.

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Voters Talk Iraq and Taxes

by / on November 4, 2008

Voters in Nashville turned out to the polls in force today, even though nearly 60-percent voted early.

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Corker says government must balance between regulating, interfering with economy

by / on October 29, 2008

Tennessee Senator Bob Corker says the government has to find a balance between regulating the economy and interfering with it, even as unintended consequences of the federal bailout emerge.

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ATF Agents Foil White Supremacist Plot

by / on October 27, 2008

Two men accused of plotting to kill more than 100 people will appear in Memphis for a detention hearing on Thursday. Federal agents say they have spoiled their plot to go on a shooting rampage at a predominantly black high school.

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Belmont takes stock of debate’s effects

by / on October 22, 2008

Two weeks after hosting the presidential town-hall debate, Belmont University is taking stock of the event’s effects.

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Nashvillians More Interested in Debate than Nation As a Whole

by / on October 16, 2008

Once again, Nashville ranked highly for the number of people watching the last presidential debate.

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Early voters line up

by / on October 15, 2008

Most early voting sites around Middle Tennessee experienced substantial lines when they opened this morning.

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Polling Sites Prepare for Record Turnout

by / on October 14, 2008

Early voting in the Presidential Election starts bright and early tomorrow morning. Middle Tennessee election officials expect long lines.

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Nashville Leads Town Hall TV Ratings

by / on October 8, 2008

More than 59-percent of TV’s in Nashville tuned in to last night’s Presidential debate at Belmont University. Per TV set, Nashville had the highest rating in the country.

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McCain’s Home Price Idea Intrigues TN Politicos

by / on October 8, 2008

Tennessee political figures who came into the media tent after last night’s debate all said their party’s candidate won, just like you’d expect them to. But many were intrigued at Republican John McCain’s idea to shore up home prices.

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Economy Leaves Debate Watchers Undecided

by / on October 8, 2008

While a select few got front row seats to last night’s town hall debate at Belmont University, the next best thing – even in Nashville – was a big screen TV. Two dozen residents of the Encore condos downtown watched together. Debate over the economy left several voters undecided.

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Tennessee Politicians React to the Debate

by / on October 8, 2008

Quite a few of Tennessee’s political figures came in to the ‘spin alley’ last night in the media tent after the debate. They all thought their party’s candidate did the best.

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MTSU Debate Viewers Not Swayed

by / on October 8, 2008

For a group of about 100 students and Murfreesboro residents gathered at MTSU to watch the debate, the biggest cheer of the night didn’t go for McCain or Obama, but to the moderator, Tom Brokaw.

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