The most competitive congressional race in Tennessee this year may hinge on forgiveness.
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Common Core has become political kryptonite in GOP primary campaigns for Congress. And two Tennessee legislators running for higher office helped vote in the new educational standards, but they have very different ways of defending it.
It’s looking more doubtful that Nashville will get any financial help from the state to build dedicated bus lanes from East Nashville to West End – a $175 million project known as the “Amp.” The legislature’s Senate Transportation Committee voted Wednesday to block any spending on so-called “bus rapid transit services.”
Tennessee lawmakers are still trying to schedule a time for the state’s entire Congressional delegation to drop by for a chat about states’ rights and federal powers. One of the Republicans pushing for what’s being called a “bi-lateral session” is also running for congress, though he says he’d be happy to sit out.
With State Rep. Joe Carr out of the 4th District congressional race, Republican strategists say the days of embattled incumbent Scott DesJarlais may be numbered.
Tennessee Congressman Scott DesJarlais more than $39,000 in the second quarter, lagging behind his challengers in the 4th district Republican primary.
State Senator Jim Tracy of Shelbyville released a list of early supporters as he announced his primary challenge to Congressman Scott DesJarlais. They include some of the top Republicans in state government, including Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey, Senator Bill Ketron – who had been mulling a run of his own – and former Governor Winfield Dunn.
The state Senate has approved bill meant to outflank the controversy that erupted when the General Assembly required voters to show photo IDs. The measure passed last night does
away with the exemption from photo IDs for drivers licenses of Tennesseans 60 and up.
Groups under the umbrella of Tennessee Citizen Action have filed petitions they say contain six thousand names of persons who want the Photo Voter ID law overturned.
A state Senate committee approved a bill today that requires employers to use the federal system for checking the immigration status of their workers. It’s the first in a set of three bills aimed at illegal immigrants.
A Republican unity tour has been planned for the 6th Congressional District, minus the runner-up. The Tennessee GOP has held events with gubernatorial and congressional candidates as a way to mend fences after contentious primary battles this month.
One Republican vying to fill retiring Congressman Bart Gordon’s seat has raised much more than his competition-if you discount money candidates give their own campaigns.
There’s a growing field of Republicans chomping at the bit to challenge Congressman Bart Gordon, the longest serving member of the Tennessee delegation.