Tea Party upstart Joe Carr performed better than many had expected in his matchup with U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander, and political analysts say last week’s primary results shows that Tennessee has a strong base of more conservative voters.
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Republican Senator Bob Corker says Tennesseans should be leery of some of his colleagues considering runs for president.
Tennessee’s top Republicans are giving the cold shoulder to President Obama as he makes a rare visit to the state. Governor Bill Haslam’s office says he decided to keep his scheduled appointments Tuesday rather than travel to Chattanooga.
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul says he hopes Tennessee’s Lamar Alexander wins re-election, despite Tea Party groups who want to challenge the state’s senior Senator. But Paul is hedging when asked if he would officially endorse his GOP colleague.
The former chair of the Williamson County Republican Party was one of half a dozen to testify in Washington today, about the IRS targeting Tea Party groups.
Libertarians and Tea Party Republicans rallied at the foot of the state capitol Sunday. They’re making a last-ditch effort to keep Governor Bill Haslam from cooperating with the White House and expanding the state’s Medicaid program.
Hundreds of Tea Party protesters rallied outside the state capitol Wednesday. One held a sign reading “Haslam-care.” They’re trying to dissuade Tennessee’s governor from setting up a state-based insurance exchange as envisioned in Obamacare.
Tennessee is one of a dwindling number of states yet to indicate whether it will run a health insurance exchange. Wednesday, Tea party groups have organized a rally outside the state capitol to discourage Governor Bill Haslam from going along with the federal government. He says he’s paying attention.
Tennessee Senator Bob Corker has been meeting privately with Tea Party leaders around the state. And while there are continued threats of a primary challenge from the Tea Party, some of the movement’s members are pretty happy with the job Corker has done.
About 50 members of the Tea Party movement lined up outside the Murfreesboro office of U.S. Representative Diane Black yesterday, complaining they had been ignored when they tried to oppose raising the nation’s debt ceiling.
A survey of registered voters in Tennessee and North Carolina gives some insight into what makes Tea Party supporters different from most Republicans. The conclusion is – not much.
Legislation now awaiting the governor’s signature would ease the way for minority parties – the Green Party, the Constitutional Party, or possibly a Tea Party– to get on the ballot in Tennessee.
A measure to change the state constitution so that voters can directly choose the Tennessee Attorney General was approved by a legislative committee Tuesday.
Representatives of Tennessee’s Tea Parties showed up at Nashville’s Capitol Hill today to promote their view of the Constitution. The advocates claim they aren’t a monolithic group with one way of thinking, but that they are united on basing legislative change on the U.S. Constitution. They’re focused on a message of overturning President Obama’s health care reform, fiscal responsibility and teaching a less critical view of American history. For some, that includes rethinking citizenship and the relationship between government and religion.
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.
The Tea Party has become an Election Day force to be reckoned with, at least in places like Alaska, Nevada and Delaware. There, Tea Party candidates have shoved aside more conventional GOP contenders in primary races. That storyline, of routing Republican candidates who are seen as too moderate, hasn’t played out in Tennessee.
As the U.S. Senate considers a new financial reform package led by Democrats, members of the Franklin-based Tea Party Nation want to make sure Republican Bob Corker doesn’t start compromising. Twenty-five of them held a modest rally in front of Corker’s West End office Thursday.
An effort to challenge the nation’s health care overhaul in court is moving through Tennessee’s House of Representatives. The bill’s supporters say health insurance regulation is a matter of state’s rights rather than federal authority.
Hundreds rallied yesterday at the state capitol against recently passed federal health care overhaul. They were joined by the state’s top Republican, Lt. Gov Ron Ramsey.
Members of the loosely organized “Tea Party” are expected to gather at the state capital Wednesday. They want Tennessee lawmakers to oppose the federal health care legislation signed by President Obama this week.