Post Tagged with: "Zach Wamp"

Primary Voters Choose Sides, Some in Protest

by / on August 5, 2010

The three-way Republican race to get the party’s nomination for governor has pushed many voters to the polls

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Haslam Says He’ll Remember West Tennessee; Wamp Claims He’s Got the Memphis Vote

by / on August 4, 2010

The Republicans who want to be governor are making one last swing through the state before tomorrow’s primary. The two who shook hands in the Midstate Wednesday tried to assure voters they have West Tennessee’s best interests in mind.

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Ramsey Contends Race Still Close at Last Stop in Nashville

by / on August 3, 2010

Candidate for governor Ron Ramsey is on a final campaign swing across the state before Election Day. Even though he trails his two Republican primary opponents in the polls, Ramsey calls the race “fluid.”

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Small Businesses Ask for Incentives from Candidates for Governor

by / on July 27, 2010

The Democrat in the race for governor told small business owners Tuesday he wants to give them tax breaks for creating new jobs. Republican candidates say the money isn’t there.

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Gubernatorial Debate Will Be Highest Profile So Far

by / on July 12, 2010

The major candidates for governor are preparing for the highest-profile debate of the election so far. Tonight’s forum at Belmont University will be televised across the state.

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Poll Shows McWherter Losing to GOP Contender in Governor’s Race

by / on June 18, 2010

A new poll from Rasmussen suggests candidate for governor Mike McWherter trails the three leading GOP contenders. McWherter is the lone Democrat in the August primary and the party’s likely nominee.

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Candidates for Governor Span Wide Pre K Spectrum

by / on March 10, 2010

Tennessee’s Pre Kindergarten program is either a “home run” or a financial drain on education, depending on which candidate for governor you listen to. They staked out their positions Wednesday at a forum organized by the state’s Commission on Children and Youth.

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Agriculture Takes Center Stage At Gubernatorial Forum

by / on March 2, 2010

The candidates running to be Tennessee’s next governor appear to be on the same page when it comes to helping Tennessee farmers and ranchers. All six say they think preserving the family farm is important. As is protecting state dollars earmarked for improving farmland.

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GOP Candidates for Governor See TDEC as Business Impediment

by / on February 19, 2010

Republican candidates vying to be Tennessee’s next governor view the state’s Department of Environment and Conservation as an impediment to business. The four leading contenders appeared at a forum with the Brentwood Chamber of Commerce Thursday.

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Democrats Outnumber Republicans On Signed Resolution Honoring Wamp

by / on February 18, 2010

U.S. Representative Zach Wamp is giving up his seat in Congress to seek the Republican nomination for governor, but the usual “thank-you” resolution from the state legislature won’t have everybody’s name on it.

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Haslam Responds to Charge about Conflicts of Interest

by / on February 18, 2010

Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam says if he has a conflict of interest in wanting to be Tennessee’s next governor, so would just about anyone else. He, again, was the focus of attacks at a GOP candidate forum Thursday.

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Wamp Downplays Haslam Ad Buy

by / on February 16, 2010

Congressman Zach Wamp says he’s kicking his campaign for governor into high gear. Wamp’s announcement at the state capitol Tuesday comes as the money leader for the GOP nomination started running his first TV ads over the weekend.

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Republican Gubernatorial Candidates Continue Attacks on Haslam

by / on February 11, 2010

Republican candidates to be Tennessee’s next governor continue to attack Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam, who leads both Republicans and Democrats in fundraising. Seven candidates appeared at forums in Nashville Thursday.

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Wamp Envisions “Defense Corridor” Through State

by / on February 7, 2010

A Republican candidate for governor wants to make defense contractors the next big industry in Tennessee. Chattanooga Congressman Zach Wamp envisions what he calls a “defense corridor” stretching through the state, from Huntsville, Alabama up to Fort Campbell.

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Resolution To Honor Gordon Turns Partisan

by / on January 27, 2010

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.

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Wamp Wants Bredesen to Start Layoffs, Expects to Continue Cutting

by / on November 2, 2009

Chattanooga Congressman Zach Wamp says state layoffs need to begin now to avoid a drastic reduction in employees once federal stimulus money runs out.

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Wamp Won’t Refute “Death Panel” Claims

by / on August 31, 2009

Chattanooga Republican Zach Wamp dodged the question Monday when asked whether the plan to overhaul health care would set up “death panels.”

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Gubernatorial Candidates Take on Budget, Vouchers

Gubernatorial Candidates Take on Budget, Vouchers

by / on August 26, 2009

The four Republican candidates running for governor all took vows not to support a state income tax and answered how they’d deal the growing budget deficit Wednesday.

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Links to Scheduled Town Hall Meetings

by / on August 19, 2009

Health Care Town Hall meetings for the Tennessee delegation

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Wamp Wants State to Trim Bureaucracy to Save Money, Stimulate Economy

by / on August 13, 2009

Congressman Zach Wamp made gubernatorial campaign stops in Columbia, Franklin and Brentwood Thursday.

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