Elections

Newsletter from Tennessee Citizen Action; September 13, 2012:  BORKED According to the dictionary for geeks, something is “borked” when it doesn’t work correctly or misbehaves, generally due to negligence by the person(s) that are responsible for it. So just how borked are elections In Davidson County? Well, we’ll know this afternoon [pdf] after the Davidson […]

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House Speaker Beth Harwell says she feels little pressure to settle a heated debate over the so-called guns-in-lots bill by next year. The legislation died this spring after lawmakers could not agree on whether to allow gun owners to stow firearms in their vehicle at their place of work. “We either can come to the […]

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Craig Fitzhugh strikes a calm tone when talking about the prospects for the Democrats in the November election, even as new district lines drawn by the GOP point to a more diminished role for the minority party. “We’re trying to claw back in with some positive people,” the House minority leader said. “We’ll just let […]

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Press release from the Department of Economic & Community Development; Sept. 10, 2012:  NASHVILLE – Gov. Bill Haslam today announced that Commissioner of Economic and Community Development Bill Hagerty will take a temporary leave of absence to volunteer as a member of the Romney/Ryan presidential readiness team in Washington, D.C. Hagerty’s unpaid leave will run […]

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Sen. Beverly Marrero wears many hats. But as of Nov. 6, she’ll be wearing one less. After 10 years in the Legislature, Marrero lost her bid for re-election to her Memphis district in last month’s Democratic primary against Sen. Jim Kyle. Although Marrero said she’d like to be remembered for standing up for women, the […]

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Sen. Beverly Marrero says she has yet to forgive Sen. Jim Kyle for edging her out of office in the Democratic primary instead of running against a Republican. But the 73-year-old says she hasn’t totally ruled out taking another stab at getting back into the Legislature by running against Sen. Brian Kelsey, R-Germantown, in 2014. […]

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Press release from Tennessee Citizen Action; Sept. 5, 2012:  Nashville, Tenn. (September 5, 2012) — A week after Tennessee Citizen Action exposed anomalies in August primary and problems with the Electronic Poll Books used during the primary, the Davidson County Election Commission voted to reject the use of the machines in the November election and […]

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Press release from the Tennessee Democratic Party; August 31,  2012:  NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Democratic Party is proud to be sending the most diverse delegation in Tennessee history to the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. “Earlier this year our Executive Committee made a commitment to sending a delegation to Charlotte that is […]

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Press release from the Tennessee Democratic Party; August 30, 2012:  NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan aren’t the only Republican politicians with a plan to end Medicare as we know it. Earlier this year, Tennessee Republicans, including state Rep. Jim Gotto, co-sponsored the Health Care Compact bill (HB0369/SB0326), an extreme measure that endangers […]

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Newsletter from Tennessee Citizen Action; August 30, 2012:  Last week it came to our attention that the electronic poll books used in the August 2 primary election in Davidson County, TN, defaulted to the Republican ballot, possibly affecting thousands of voters. Read the whole story here. Since then, Tennessee Citizen Action has called upon the […]

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Statement from Tennessee Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey; August 31, 2012:  The fall election season has begun. The Republican National Convention has concluded and the party has nominated two excellent men to lead it through November and beyond: Gov. Mitt Romney and Rep. Paul Ryan. I was proud to represent both my party and my state […]

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Gov. Bill Haslam says he’s “having a little fun” at the Republican National Convention this week between finding ways to brag about Tennessee in his various party duties and cheering on the GOP. But he’s also finding himself in a handful of videos and interviews, including one with a Cleveland TV station curious what he […]

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