Post Tagged with: "Jim Tracy"

Lee Beaman, who runs a car dealership, has contributed heavily to efforts to derail the mayor's proposed Bus Rapid Transit system across town. (Credit WPLN/Daniel Potter)

Congressional Candidate Does His Part To Derail Nashville’s ‘Amp’ Plan

by / on February 12, 2014

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.”

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State Rep. Joe Carr (R-Lascassas) is challenging Sen. Lamar Alexander, who is running for a third term. Credit: Carr for Senate via Facebook

Tenn State Rep ‘Wouldn’t Say A Word’ In Proposed Session With Congress

by / on November 25, 2013

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.

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Reelection Just Got A Lot Tougher For Congressman DesJarlais

Reelection Just Got A Lot Tougher For Congressman DesJarlais

by / on August 20, 2013

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.

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US Rep. DesJarlais Still Lags In Fundrasing Race

US Rep. DesJarlais Still Lags In Fundrasing Race

by / on July 16, 2013

Tennessee Congressman Scott DesJarlais more than $39,000 in the second quarter, lagging behind his challengers in the 4th district Republican primary.

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Tracy ‘Running to Win’ against DesJarlais

Tracy ‘Running to Win’ against DesJarlais

by / on January 2, 2013

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.

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Senate Says Senior Citizens Will Need Photos on Their Drivers’ Licenses

by / on March 26, 2012

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.

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Activists Hand In 6,000 Signatures Opposing Voter Photo ID Law

by / on February 22, 2012

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.

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First of Carr Immigration Bills Moves in Senate Committee

by / on April 5, 2011

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.

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6th District Unity Tour Goes on Without Zelenik

by / on August 25, 2010

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.

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Zelenik Leads 6th District Totals, But Tracy Raised More From Others

by / on February 1, 2010

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.

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Gordon Focuses on Job, Not Challengers

by / on November 30, 2009

There’s a growing field of Republicans chomping at the bit to challenge Congressman Bart Gordon, the longest serving member of the Tennessee delegation.

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