Post Tagged with: "Jim Tracy"

Democratic candidate Lenda Sherrill calls likely voters at her headquarters in Murfreesboro. While Sherrill hales from Monteagle, the highest concentration of voters in the 4th Congressional District is in Rutherford County. Credit: Blake Farmer / WPLN

If DesJarlais Squeaks Out GOP Primary Win, Democratic Opponent Says She’ll Lay Off His Past

August 14, 2014 at 2:30 pm

State Sen. Jim Tracy’s campaign used that checkered personal history for attack ads. Apparently, it didn’t work as well as hoped, because he’s still 37 votes behind as provisional ballots are being counted one-by-one.

These women are counting ballots in a previous election. In Tennessee, there are now two kinds of provisional ballots - one is when someone doesn't have their photo ID, another is when a voter can't be found in the registry. Both are counted only if needed. Credit: Lance Fisher via Flickr

We Won’t Know The Final Tally On DesJarlais/Tracy For Weeks

August 8, 2014 at 1:04 pm

It could be weeks before a final outcome is determined in the race between Congressman Scott DesJarlais and state Sen. Jim Tracy. The incumbent was almost considered the underdog following revelations that he once pressured a mistress to have an abortion. And Thursday night, both men claimed victory.

U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais waits for election results to come in at a gathering in South Pittsburg, Tenn. DesJarlais ran a tight race against challenger Jim Tracy. Credit: Jakob Lewis for WPLN

Tracy Declares Victory, But DesJarlais Ekes Out The Unofficial Win

August 8, 2014 at 4:32 am

Though the results are yet to be official, and most likely to be challenged, incumbent Congressman Scott DesJalais beat State Senator Jim Tracy by 35 votes.

Voters Split Over Forgetting DesJarlais’ Troubled Past In Reelection Bid

Voters Split Over Forgetting DesJarlais’ Troubled Past In Reelection Bid

June 12, 2014 at 4:26 am

The most competitive congressional race in Tennessee this year may hinge on forgiveness.

It's been primarily conservative groups protesting Common Core. This is a photo from a Sacramento protest. Many see the standards as a federal take over of the education system. Credit: Steve Rhodes via Flickr

Two Ways TN Legislators Running For Congress Explain Common Core: Denial Or Regret

May 19, 2014 at 4:07 am

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.

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

February 12, 2014 at 3:53 pm

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.”

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

November 25, 2013 at 4:07 am

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.

Reelection Just Got A Lot Tougher For Congressman DesJarlais

Reelection Just Got A Lot Tougher For Congressman DesJarlais

August 20, 2013 at 6:31 pm

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.

US Rep. DesJarlais Still Lags In Fundrasing Race

US Rep. DesJarlais Still Lags In Fundrasing Race

July 16, 2013 at 1:48 pm

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

Tracy ‘Running to Win’ against DesJarlais

Tracy ‘Running to Win’ against DesJarlais

January 2, 2013 at 5:46 pm

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.

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

March 26, 2012 at 9:52 pm

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.

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

February 22, 2012 at 6:52 pm

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.

First of Carr Immigration Bills Moves in Senate Committee

April 5, 2011 at 5:28 pm

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.

6th District Unity Tour Goes on Without Zelenik

August 25, 2010 at 4:48 pm

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.

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

February 1, 2010 at 6:47 pm

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.

Gordon Focuses on Job, Not Challengers

November 30, 2009 at 7:30 am

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