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Statement from the Tennessee Democratic Party; September 20, 2012:  NASHVILLE, Tenn. — For the fourth consecutive month, Tennessee’s unemployment rate has increased. Gov. Bill Haslam’s Department of Labor and Workforce Development reported the August unemployment rate at 8.5 percent, nearly a half point higher than the national average. “Tennessee’s working families have a right to […]

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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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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 Democratic Party of Tennessee, June 28, 2012: NASHVILLE – Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Chip Forrester released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court upholding the Affordable Care Act. “The Supreme Court affirmed what a majority of Congress and the President already knew; that the Affordable Care Act is a […]

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Press Release from the Democratic Party of Tennessee, Feb. 8, 2012: View the Petition: http://tndp.org/blog/take-action/tell-governor-haslam-class-size-matters/ NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Democratic Party launched Wednesday an online petition drive opposing Governor Bill Haslam’s proposal to eliminate average class size requirements at public schools. Chairman Chip Forrester released this statement to accompany the petition: “Parents and teachers know […]

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Memo from Brandon Puttbrese, Communications Director for the Tennessee Democratic Party, Nov. 15, 2011: Is Gov. Haslam Tennessee’s poster child for growing inequality and unfair tax policy? FRONT END: A large majority of Tennesseans favor taxing the wealthy — especially millionaires. On Monday, The Tennessean published findings of a statewide poll, conducted by Vanderbilt University: […]

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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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Maybe they will begin calling them “McWherter Day” dinners. The Tennessee Democratic Party has announced that its state Jackson Day dinner in Nashville will be Oct. 1 and will celebrate the life of Gov. Ned Ray McWherter, who died this year on April 4. Respect for McWherter and his place in the state party’s history […]

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Press Release from the Tennessee Democratic Party, July 13, 2011: TNDP Chair: Daniels’ record an ‘excellent blueprint’ for harming schools, working class NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Chip Forrester issued the following statement criticizing Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels’ visit to Tennessee to participate in a state GOP fundraiser to be held later this […]

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Press Release from the Democratic Party of Tennessee, May 17, 2011: $60M in Federal Jobless Benefits for 28,000 Tennesseans Lost if Republicans Fail to Act NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Chip Forrester issued the following statement urging Gov. Bill Haslam and Republican legislators to pass law to reinstate jobless benefits for 28,000 Tennesseans: […]

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Press Release from the Tennessee Republican Party, April 28, 2011: NASHVILLE, TN – On Friday, Tennessee Democrats, led by former Vice President and failed presidential candidate Al Gore, will hold a “Unity Breakfast” in Nashville. Headlining the event are former Congressman Bart Gordon, former Congressman Lincoln Davis, former Congressman John Tanner, former gubernatorial candidate Mike […]

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Press Release from the Democratic Party of Tennessee, March 31, 2011: Big Money Bash During Legislative Session Likely Breaks Election Finance Laws NASHVILLE – Tennessee Democratic Party Chair Chip Forrester issued the following statement today condemning the state G.O.P.’s high-dollar fundraiser being hosted by Gov. Bill Haslam at the Governor’s mansion tonight: We’re now 77 […]

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