Democrats

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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Press release from the Tennessee Senate Democratic Caucus; August 29, 2012:  NASHVILLE – Democratic legislative leaders requested in a letter that state election officials delay plans to certify August primary results after alarming reports of voting machines that defaulted to the Republican primary ballot. “Voting apparatus should never default to one party or another,” the […]

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Press release from the Tennessee Senate Democratic Caucus; August 28, 2012:  NASHVILLE – ­Senate Democrats are calling on Secretary of State Tre Hargett to launch a full inquiry into voting irregularities across the state. “There are a lot of questions about the integrity of the August primaries, and voters deserve answers,” said Senate Democratic Leader […]

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Letter from the Tennessee House Democratic Caucus; August 14, 2012:  RE: August 2012 Elections Dear Secretary Hargett: It is with great concern I write you today. As you are no doubt aware, the elections held on Thursday, August 2nd of this year were plagued with problems ranging from voters not receiving ballots for the correct […]

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Press release from the Tennessee Senate Democratic Caucus; August 3, 2012:  NASHVILLE — Democratic Caucus Chair Sen. Lowe Finney told reporters today to expect some surprises this November from this year’s slate of Democratic candidates for state Senate. “We have very good candidates that know how to win races and talk about local issues that […]

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Press release from the Tennessee Senate Democratic Caucus; June 7, 2012:  NASHVILLE – Senate Democratic leaders thanked Governor Bill Haslam Thursday for refusing to tie his proposal for increased Pre-Kindergarten funding to the introduction of government giveaways to private academies through school vouchers. “I applaud the Governor’s refusal to play politics with the Pre-K program,” […]

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Press Release from House Republican Caucus Chairwoman Debra Maggart, March 22, 2012: After hearing the comments made by Democratic Leadership to media outlets earlier today, Representative Debra Maggart (R-Hendersonville), who chairs the House Republican Caucus, issued the following statement: “As usual, Chairman Turner and the Democrats are overcompensating for something. Perhaps it’s their limited legislative […]

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Press release from Tennessee Republican Party; Jan. 19, 2012: Once Again, Tennessee Democrats Stand Up For A State Income Tax NASHVILLE, TN – Today, the Tennessee House of Representatives voted in favor of a resolution to amend the Tennessee Constitution by adding language to ban a state income tax. SJR 221, sponsored by Representative Glen […]

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Press Release from the Senate Republican Caucus, Oct. 31, 2011: Democrat statistics include illegal aliens among what they refer to as “disenfranchised” voters without photo IDs (NASHVILLE, TN), October 31, 2011 — Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) said today that numbers provided by the Senate Democrat Caucus count illegal aliens and prisoners who […]

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Press Release from the Tennessee Democratic Party, Oct. 4 2011: NASHVILLE — State Democratic Party Chairman Chip Forrester issued the following statement in support of the grassroots efforts to repeal the new voter ID law in Tennessee: “This voter ID law is designed to keep hundreds of thousands of Tennesseans from being voters, and it […]

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Everything under the sun seems to be open to squabbles over jobs between Republicans and Democrats in the Tennessee Legislature. Now it’s solar panels. Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris tweeted Tuesday night, “Solyndra’s shadow as Dems plan to tour Bredesen’s solar farm.” Norris linked to a recent Nashville Business Journal article noting that solar businesses […]

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Secretary of State Tre Hargett says the effort will be two-fold — to make sure local election officials know what to do and, more emphatically, to make sure the voting public knows about the law in advance of voting.

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