Post Tagged with: "Election 08: TN Legislature"

State Dems Choose Forrester as New Chair

by / on January 26, 2009

Members of the Tennessee Democratic Party Executive Committee gathered in Nashville over the weekend and selected Chip Forrester as the party’s new chair. Forrester won despite having senior party members campaign against him.

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Frist to Work on Education

by / on January 12, 2009

Former Tennessee Senator Bill Frist announced earlier this month that he would not be seeking the Republican nomination for governor in 2010. WPLN’s Christine Buttorff caught up with the former U-S Senate Majority Leader about what he’ll be working on next.

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GOP Caucus Interviews Constitutional Officer Applicants

by / on December 15, 2008

Fifteen candidates vying for one of the state’s three constitutional offices searched for the right answers to impress Republican Caucus members today.

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Bredesen Says Odom Re-Election Creates New Aisle

by / on November 24, 2008

Governor Phil Bredesen said today Gary Odom’s narrow win to maintain party leader status for House Democrats indicates a deep divide within the caucus.

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State House Republican leadership taking shape

by / on November 21, 2008

The lineup is taking shape for House Republican leadership in the state legislature, where only one of the eight open positions is contested.

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Jim Bryson Running For Secretary of State

by / on November 11, 2008

One former GOP nominee for governor is making a run to become Tennessee’s Secretary of State, while two prominant Republicans have already bowed out.

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State Senate Seat Still in Question

by / on November 7, 2008

The Senate’s top Republican says Democrat Tim Barnes’ win over write-in incumbent Rosalind Kurita may not hold up.

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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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GOP Leaders Say Caucus Will Vote Together

by / on November 5, 2008

House Republicans in the state legislature began planning for their new majority today – the first in 38 years.

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Republicans Take Control of Both State Houses

by / on November 5, 2008

Bucking the national trend favoring democrats, Tennessee Republicans gained control of both the state House and Senate for the first time in more than 140 years.

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GOP Likely to Set Sights on Tennessee’s Constitutional Officers

by / on November 5, 2008

With both houses of the state legislature now in Republican control, the future of the state’s current Constitutional officers is in question.

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Yager Turns Open Seat Red, Helps Throw Balance of Power

by / on November 5, 2008

Three seats in the legislature’s upper chamber went into the Republican column last night, throwing the balance of power to the GOP in what was an evenly divided body.

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DuBois Loses House Seat

by / on November 5, 2008

In the state house of representatives, the night mostly belonged to Republicans-but there were exceptions. Republican incumbent Tom Dubois lost his seat to his Democratic challenger, Maury County Commissioner and firefighter Ty Cobb.

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Stewart Keeps Cooper’s Senate Seat in Democratic Column

by / on November 5, 2008

Insurance agent Eric Stewart kept the 14th District Senate Seat under Democratic control by beating out Mike Neiderhauser last night.

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Carr edges out Tipps in Rutherford County

by / on November 5, 2008

In Rutherford County, state house district 48 turned from Democratic to Republican control.

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Barnes defeats Kurita in District 22

by / on November 5, 2008

In State Senate District 22, Democratic candidate Tim Barnes beat out incumbent Rosalind Kurita, who ran as a write-in candidate.

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Write-in methods vary on electronic voting machines

by / on November 4, 2008

In state senate district 22, near Clarksville, Democrat Tim Barnes is the only name appearing on the ballot. A dispute during the primaries forced incumbent Rosalind Kurita to run as a write-in candidate, meaning she has to get voters to actually enter her name on electronic voting machines.

In Tennessee there are three ways voters can enter a write-in candidate’s name, depending on the type of machine.

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TSEA Endorses Kurita

by / on October 16, 2008

Today, the Tennessee State Employees Association threw its support behind State Senator Rosalind Kurita.

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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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