Democratic Party

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 16, 2012:  NASHVILLE – Tennesseans saw the third straight month of higher unemployment numbers when the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development issued figures showing that Tennessee’s unemployment rating rose .3% to 8.4%, eclipsing the national average of 8.3%. “Democratic lawmakers rang the alarm bells about […]

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Press release from the Tennessee Democratic Party; August 1, 2012:  NASHVILLE – Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Chip Forrester is calling on Rep. Kelly Keisling to take responsibility for using taxpayer resources to send out unfounded and disgusting conspiracy theories about our President. “Republicans in the legislature are bound and determined to turn Tennessee into a […]

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The minority party was in no mood to be rushed into a budget vote on the chamber floor Thursday night. They even tossed around the idea of ducking out to withhold a quorum.

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Press Release from the Senate Democratic Caucus, Feb. 15, 2011: Bill would extend previous sales tax break to April 30 NASHVILLE – Senate Democrats were joined by Governor Bill Haslam on Tuesday in recommending that tax relief for May 2010 flood victims be extended through the end of April. “Many of our hardest-hit constituents were […]

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Press Release from the Democratic Party of Tennessee, January 17th, 2011: Gov. Haslam Starts His Tenure On Wrong Foot By Dismissing Income Disclosure Rules Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Chip Forrester said Gov. Bill Haslam’s decision to eliminate the requirement for him and his top aides to disclose their total yearly incomes gives the impression that […]

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A statement from Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Chip Forrester; Dec. 17, 2010: The holiday season is a time for us to reflect on the past year and look forward to the new year. This past year has been memorable to say the least. For example, Tennesseans witnessed torrential flooding in the spring and a huge outpouring […]

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Contenders for the Democratic Leader in the House of Representatives are beginning to make their candidacies known. Among the candidates for House minority leader are Rep. John DeBerry, Jr., of Memphis, who chairs the Children and Family Affairs Committee; Rep. Craig Fitzhugh, of Ripley, who chairs the House Finance Ways and Means Committee, and acts […]

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