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State Rep. Joe Carr won 40 percent of the vote for U.S. Senate on Thursday. Credit: Daniel Potter

Joe Carr’s Strong Turnout Shows Tea Party’s Strength, But Now They Must Wait Until 2018

August 12, 2014 at 5:40 pm

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.

Corker Takes Veiled Jab At Tea Party Senators

Corker Takes Veiled Jab At Tea Party Senators

August 6, 2013 at 3:41 pm

Republican Senator Bob Corker says Tennesseans should be leery of some of his colleagues considering runs for president.

President’s Visit To Chattanooga Becomes Predictably Partisan

President’s Visit To Chattanooga Becomes Predictably Partisan

July 29, 2013 at 6:15 pm

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.

Rand Paul Hopes Sen. Alexander Wins Relection, But Stops Short Of Full Endorsement

Rand Paul Hopes Sen. Alexander Wins Relection, But Stops Short Of Full Endorsement

July 29, 2013 at 1:03 pm

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.

Tennessee Tea Partier Tells Congress: IRS Still Stonewalling Me

Tennessee Tea Partier Tells Congress: IRS Still Stonewalling Me

June 4, 2013 at 2:55 pm

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.

Tea Party Faithful Make Medicaid Stand

Tea Party Faithful Make Medicaid Stand

March 10, 2013 at 3:36 pm

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.

Tea Party Rally Puts Haslam in Hot Seat

Tea Party Rally Puts Haslam in Hot Seat

December 5, 2012 at 4:27 pm

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.

Haslam Listening to All Sides on Health Exchange

Haslam Listening to All Sides on Health Exchange

December 3, 2012 at 6:34 pm

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.

Corker Meets Privately with Tea Party Members

September 12, 2011 at 7:04 am

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.

Tea Party Faithful Picket Congressman Diane Black’s Office

August 16, 2011 at 11:13 pm

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.

Survey: Tennessee Tea Partiers Slightly More Libertarian than GOP Whole

June 27, 2011 at 6:13 am

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.

Senate OKs New Path for Minority Parties to Get on Ballot

May 9, 2011 at 9:32 pm

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.

Bill To Elect Attorney General Moves Forward

February 22, 2011 at 9:10 pm

A measure to change the state constitution so that voters can directly choose the Tennessee Attorney General was approved by a legislative committee Tuesday.

Tea Partiers Lobby State Legislature

January 12, 2011 at 5:32 pm

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.

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.

Decisive Win Eludes Tennessee Tea Party

Decisive Win Eludes Tennessee Tea Party

October 4, 2010 at 5:21 am

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.

Tea Party Holds Rally to Keep Corker from Bending on Financial Reform

Tea Party Holds Rally to Keep Corker from Bending on Financial Reform

April 22, 2010 at 9:51 pm

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.

Challenge To Healthcare Overhaul Moves In House

March 31, 2010 at 5:28 pm

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.

Ramsey Joins Tea Party Rally Against Health Insurance Reform

March 24, 2010 at 3:14 pm

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.

Tea Partiers Organize Rally to Avoid New Health Insurance Mandates

March 23, 2010 at 10:21 pm

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.