Post Tagged with: "John Tanner"

Representative-elect Black Wins Major Committee Seat

December 20, 2010 at 6:28 am

Tennessee’s Diane Black is one of only two freshman Republicans tapped to serve on the powerful House Ways and Means Committee when the new Congress convenes. Democrats are already crying foul over the appointment.

Tennessee Lawmakers Vote Against Stimulus, Write Letters Supporting Projects

October 25, 2010 at 6:02 am

Many lawmakers who voted against the stimulus package were pinpointed last week for also writing letters seeking stimulus funds for projects back home. Tennessee’s delegation is part of the widespread double-talk.

Long-time Legislator Trailing Frog Jump Farmer in 8th District

Long-time Legislator Trailing Frog Jump Farmer in 8th District

October 21, 2010 at 5:51 am

If congressional campaigns are measured by fundraising and TV ads, Tennessee’s 8th District is the most competitive in the state.

Democrats Doubleteam Fincher in 8th Congressional District

October 20, 2010 at 6:18 am

Democratic State Senator Roy Herron says his opponent in the 8th Congressional District race should disclose financial documents like his fellow Republican congressional candidate in the 6th District.

Contentious GOP Primary Rivals Take Unity Tour Through 8th Congressional District

August 12, 2010 at 4:05 pm

A bitter fight for the GOP nomination in the 8th Congressional District has turned cordial. The three leading candidates are on a kind of Republican unity tour.

8th District House Race is Country’s Most Expensive

July 29, 2010 at 4:15 pm

An open seat in Tennessee’s 8th Congressional District has generated the most costly race in the country. According to the Center for Responsive Politics, the more than $5 million spent and $7 million raised in the district west of Nashville makes it the most expensive House race this election cycle.

8th District Acrimony Holstered for Final Candidate Forum

July 26, 2010 at 10:29 pm

Instead of echoing the negative tone of their campaign ads, Monday night Republican candidates in the 8th Congressional District tried to show they’re the most conservative. The three appeared at a forum in Dickson – the last before the August 5th primary.

Early Voting Starts Friday

July 16, 2010 at 6:16 am

Early voting in state primaries and county general elections starts today. The most costly and closely watched race is the Republican primary for governor.

CNC: Tanner Gives Tepid Endorsement of Fellow Democrat and Hopeful Successor

July 6, 2010 at 6:24 am

Retiring Democratic Congressman John Tanner has offered a less-than full-throated endorsement of state Senator Roy Herron, the Democrat vying to replace Tanner in the U.S. House.

Tanner Says “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Repeal Is Premature

June 7, 2010 at 2:22 am

Legislation repealing the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy is currently moving through Congress. But one Tennessee Democrat is among critics who say Washington is acting too quickly to end the ban on gays serving openly in the military.

Corker Cancels Earmarks, Alexander Defends His

April 15, 2010 at 5:40 am

Tennessee Senator Bob Corker is withdrawing his special funding requests for next year’s federal budget, saying the earmark process is in need of reform.

Healthcare Bill Gets Mixed Support from Tennessee

March 22, 2010 at 9:28 am

Only three Tennessee Democrats supported the sweeping health care changes that passed the U.S. House of Representatives Sunday night.

Tea Partiers Target Three Tennessee Congressional Seats

February 5, 2010 at 5:06 pm

Tea Party organizers announced at their Nashville convention today a new political action committee to raise money and back conservative candidates. The Ensuring Liberty PAC will be based in Memphis and plans to target nearby congressional races.

Fundraising Totals Neck and Neck in 8th District

February 1, 2010 at 6:31 pm

Voters in Tennessee’s 8th Congressional District are in for an onslaught of campaign ads and mailings in the race to fill the seat being vacated by John Tanner, based on how much money two candidates there have raised so far.

State of the Union Gets Mixed Reaction from Tennessee

January 28, 2010 at 8:27 am

At the top of President Barack Obama’s agenda is job creation. In his first State of the Union address on Wednesday night, the President called on the Senate to pass another stimulus package.

Resolution To Honor Gordon Turns Partisan

January 27, 2010 at 6:38 pm

Usually, when a Tennessee Congressman steps down he or she gets a “thank you” resolution from the state legislature with all the members shown as sponsors. For a Democratic Congressman who is stepping down this year, the tradition changed.

Davis Explains Healthcare No Vote

November 25, 2009 at 6:21 am

Congressman Lincoln Davis has avoided commenting on his “no” vote against healthcare reform led by his own party.

CNC: Tennessee Blue Dog Democrats Withhold Opinion on the House’s Healthcare

October 30, 2009 at 5:35 am

Tennessee’s Blue Dog Democrats say they have begun reviewing the nearly $900 billion health care overhaul bill.

Tanner Gets Push Back on Public Option, Says Critical Mass Not There

August 28, 2009 at 3:52 pm

Congressman John Tanner took questions over the phone this afternoon about health care and told callers he’d like to see the overhaul process slowed down.

Links to Scheduled Town Hall Meetings

August 19, 2009 at 4:03 pm

Health Care Town Hall meetings for the Tennessee delegation