Mitt Romney

Gov. Bill Haslam may be firmly in Mitt Romney’s corner, but he said he disagrees with the GOP presidential candidate’s comment about how 47 percent of Americans are dependent on government and therefore, would probably not vote for him. “I think he made a statement about, ‘Hey, it might be hard to win some folks’ […]

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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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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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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 may be clearly in Mitt Romney’s camp, but he doesn’t expect to make many more public appearances for him outside Tennessee leading up to election day. Haslam said he expects to go no farther than North Carolina. “I’ve already been to North Carolina once or twice and probably will do that again. […]

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With his first choice now on the sidelines, Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey has picked another horse in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, he’s just not saying which one. While Republican leadership in the state has largely endorsed former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, Ramsey wouldn’t say Thursday which lever he pulled when he voted […]

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Press Release from the Campaign of Mitt Romney for President, Jan. 20, 2012: Mitt Romney today announced the support of Beth Harwell, Speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives, along with an expanded group of Tennessee legislators working in support of his presidential campaign. “I am honored to have earned the trust and support of […]

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Press Release from the Presidential Campaign of Mitt Romney, Jan. 11, 2012: Mitt Romney today announced the support of Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam. “Governor Haslam’s focus on balancing the budget and providing state services efficiently and effectively to taxpayers should be an example to politicians in Washington,” said Mitt Romney. “His priorities to cut spending, […]

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Tennessee Republican Gov. Bill Haslam said Friday he has not decided whom to support in the Republican field for president and isn’t inclined to tell his family or members of his administration whom to support either. Haslam said roughly half the GOP candidates have called him to say they would like his help. “I’m honestly […]

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Gabbing with the Guv

by Mike Morrow on April 6, 2011

Following the swearing in of Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman on Tuesday, Gov. Bill Haslam fielded questions from reporters on a range of issues. Among them were his views on the Legislature’s work in general this year, whether Tennessee should amend the state constitution to better accommodate the Tennessee Plan, the importance of prioritizing political […]

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Press Release from Gov.-Elect Bill Haslam, Jan. 9, 2011: Hagerty Committed to Haslam’s Goal of Making State No. 1 Location for High Quality Jobs NASHVILLE – Tennessee Governor-elect Bill Haslam today announced Nashville business executive Bill Hagerty as Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development. Hagerty has extensive business experience and brings […]

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