Post Tagged with: "politics"

Haslam, Corker Say Little on Gay Marriage, and Don’t Budge

Haslam, Corker Say Little on Gay Marriage, and Don’t Budge

by / on April 2, 2013

Two of Tennessee’s top Republicans say they’re not softening on the issue of gay marriage.  Both Senator Bob Corker and Governor Bill Haslam said little, other than that it should be left up to the states.

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Kentucky Democrats Not Convinced Judd is Best Candidate

Kentucky Democrats Not Convinced Judd is Best Candidate

by / on February 28, 2013

Williamson County resident Ashley Judd is considering a run for US Senate in her home state of Kentucky. But Democratic leaders seem lukewarm about having the actress and activist try to unseat Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell.

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Democrats Want Goodlettsville Republican Off the Ballot

by / on September 26, 2012

State Democrats are asking election officials to remove a state house candidate from the ballot. Democratic Party Chairman Chip Forrester claims Nashville Republican Charles Williamson fraudulently entered the race using a fake address.

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Incumbents Fight Off Challengers Backed By Dean

Incumbents Fight Off Challengers Backed By Dean

by / on August 5, 2011

The sun hadn’t yet set last night when Metro Council member Jason Holleman’s front yard erupted into cheers.

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Harwell Elected Tennessee House Speaker

by / on January 11, 2011

Nashville Republican Beth Harwell took her place as the speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives today. The first woman to ever hold the post called for Republicans and Democrats to set aside differences.

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Corker Warns of Looming Deficit; Some In Audience Lash Out

by / on November 11, 2010

Tennessee Senator Bob Corker has a trademark presentation on the federal budget deficit, which he delivered for what he says was the 45th public time last night in Nashville. While some in the audience were receptive, afterward others took the live broadcast as a chance to criticize Corker on talk radio.

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How GOP Will Make Mark on Statehouse Yet to Be Seen

How GOP Will Make Mark on Statehouse Yet to Be Seen

by / on November 3, 2010

Republicans made huge gains last night in the state legislature, picking up at least a dozen seats in the 99-member House of Representatives. The GOP now controls both legislative chambers, along with the governor’s office, for the first time since the Civil War. But the specifics of how Republicans will use that newfound power aren’t clear yet.

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DesJarlais Ousts Davis in 4th District

by / on November 2, 2010

A physician from a small town near Chattanooga rode the Republican wave last night to oust incumbent Congressman Lincoln Davis in Tennessee’s 4th Congressional district.

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Hall Looks to Bring GOP Expansion to Cooper’s District

Hall Looks to Bring GOP Expansion to Cooper’s District

by / on October 22, 2010

As Republicans look to gain ground in at least two of Tennessee’s Congressional districts, many still see Nashville as a stronghold for Democrats. Incumbent Jim Cooper has held the seat for eight years, and is favored to keep it this fall. But his challenger, Republican David Hall, is out to prove Cooper isn’t invincible.

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National GOP Group Spending on Tennessee Congressional Elections

by / on October 20, 2010

The National Republican Congressional Committee is investing heavily in some of Tennessee’s Congressional races.

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Conflicting Endorsements in Governor’s Race

by / on September 29, 2010

A small business advocacy group has endorsed Republican Bill Haslam in the Tennessee Governor’s race, while part of one of the state’s major newspapers is throwing its support behind Democrat Mike McWherter.

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Senate Committee Begins Hearing Into Tennessee Board of Regents Hiring and Political Makeup

by / on September 28, 2010

Tennessee Board of Regents members defended the hiring of Chancellor-elect John Morgan in a legislative hearing Tuesday. The TBR has been under fire for not seriously considering other candidates. The man who has served as both State Comptroller and Deputy Governor was the only candidate brought in for an interview.

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McWherter: Punish Companies Employing Undocumented Workers

by / on August 31, 2010

Tennessee’s Democratic candidate for governor says he wants to punish employers who knowingly hire undocumented workers.

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Gubernatorial Debates Scheduled

by / on August 11, 2010

Republican Bill Haslam and Democrat Mike McWherter will face off in a trio of televised debates.

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McWherter Gears Up for General Election

by / on August 2, 2010

Gubernatorial candidate Mike McWherter is ready to become a more visible candidate. McWherter is the only Democrat running for the governor’s office, and after Thursday’s primary, he’ll finally know which Republican he’s running against.

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Early Voting Ends at Record High for Midterms

by / on August 2, 2010

About 550,000 voters cast ballots early in the gubernatorial primary, congressional races and local elections. Turnout is the highest it’s ever been for midterm primaries.

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State Moves to Set Execution Date for Zagorski

by / on July 8, 2010

The state of Tennessee is looking to set a date to execute a man on death row.

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Bredesen Endorses McWherter

by / on June 23, 2010

Today, Governor Phil Bredesen officially endorsed a candidate in the race to replace him.

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Council Approaching Final Vote on Budget

by / on June 15, 2010

Next year’s budget won’t be much different from the current one, which one official says is remarkable given the city’s economic situation.

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State Tax Revenues Down for May, But Sales Taxes Strong

by / on June 11, 2010

State officials called the news “encouraging,” saying they hope it marks the beginning of a recovery. But with two months of taxes to go this budget year, the state’s general fund stands 170 million dollars below estimates.

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