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Monday, 10 December 2018
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Tennessee House Democrats have selected leadership for the upcoming legislative session, choosing Rep. Karen Camper in a historic election for House minority leader. Camper, D-Memphis, becomes the first African-American to serve as Democratic Party leader in the House. She replaces House Minority Leader ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/10/2018 8:43 AM by Bobbie Patray
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Monday, 10 December 2018
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A release from the five-member Senate Democratic Caucus: NASHVILLE – State Sens. Jeff Yarbro and Raumesh Akbari were elected to head the Senate Democratic Caucus in leadership elections Tuesday. “This caucus will fight for every Tennessean to have a shot, a shot at a good education and a good ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/10/2018 8:39 AM by Bobbie Patray
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Monday, 10 December 2018
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NASHVILLE, Tennessee – Widely seen as the favored candidate, State Representative Glen Casada easily won the three-way race for Speaker-Elect with 43 of 73 votes, setting the tone for the other mainly predictable 11 elections held during the House Republican Caucus meeting held Tuesday. As current ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/10/2018 8:38 AM by Bobbie Patray
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Monday, 10 December 2018
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Just as state House Republican lawmakers did last month, their counterparts in the Senate on Monday picked a longtime Williamson County lawmaker to serve in a key leadership role.  Sen. Jack Johnson, R-Franklin, was elected to serve as the upper chamber's next majority leader.  Johnson, who was ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/10/2018 8:26 AM by Bobbie Patray
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Wednesday, 28 November 2018
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Primaries are not for everyone. They are for the members of each party to nominate who will represent their party in the general elections – the candidates that best represent the beliefs and platform of that particular political party. Should the members of the Rotary Club allow the members of the ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/28/2018 10:09 AM by Bobbie Patray
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Wednesday, 28 November 2018
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State Rep. Karen Camper (D-TN-87) has been elected by the Tennessee House  Democratic Caucus to be the House minority leader for the 111th General Assembly. The Tennessee Journal On the Hill reported the election Monday. The Memphis politician is the first black to be elected the House’s Democratic ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/28/2018 7:00 AM by Bobbie Patray
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Friday, 16 November 2018
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The votes are still being counted, but it’s clear the 2018 elections featured historic turnout thanks to a president who drove both parties to the polls. The midterms were massive in both raw vote totals and participation rates. According to the Associated Press, an estimated 113 million Americans ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/16/2018 9:00 AM by Bobbie Patray
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Wednesday, 14 November 2018
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A release from Gov.-elect Bill Lee: FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Today, Tennessee Governor-elect Bill Lee announced several key leadership positions for his Transition Team and Inaugural Committee. The announcement comes a day after the launch of a new transition website – transition.billlee.com – which seeks ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/14/2018 5:40 PM by Bobbie Patray
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Monday, 12 November 2018
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“Newly Elected Muslim Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib Wore Palestinian Flag at Primary Victory Celebration,” by Kristinn Taylor, Gateway Pundit,November 7, 2018: Democrat Palestinian-American Rashida Tlaib was draped in a Palestinian flag as she celebrated her primary victory with supporters in August. ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/12/2018 7:01 PM by Bobbie Patray
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Monday, 12 November 2018
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Congressional Districts with booming foreign-born populations sent some of the most far-left, socialist Democrats to Congress in the midterm elections this week. On Tuesday night, congressional districts that have been dramatically changed by mass immigration elected Democrats like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/12/2018 6:58 PM by Bobbie Patray
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Monday, 12 November 2018
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Minnesota Democratic Congressman Keith Ellison won Tuesday’s election to be the state’s next attorney general despite being weighed down by accusations of domestic violence. MPR News called the race for Ellison with about 94 percent of precincts reporting with him leading 49 percent to 45 percent ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/12/2018 6:56 PM by Bobbie Patray
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Monday, 12 November 2018
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Republicans added reliable conservatives in the U.S. Senate and picked up several Freedom Caucus members in the House according to a post-election analysis by a conservative activist. Ken Cuccinelli, the former Virginia attorney general, shared his views Wednesday morning with the "Sandy Rios in ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/12/2018 6:51 PM by Bobbie Patray
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Monday, 12 November 2018
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Last night's elections were a mixed bag. Republicans expanded their majority in the Senate and despite a net-loss of governorships won the biggest contests – Florida and Ohio – of the night. Still, Democrats, riding a small but tenacious wave of discontent claimed enough Republican-held seats ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/12/2018 6:46 PM by Bobbie Patray
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Thursday, 8 November 2018
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Some of Phil Bredesen’s most ardent supporters are so furious over his election loss Tuesday they’re threatening to pack up and leave Tennessee forever, according to public posts they’ve made on social media. According to those posts, some of them are sounding the alarm to progressive thinkers all ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/08/2018 7:56 AM by Bobbie Patray
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Thursday, 8 November 2018
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While there will be plenty of new faces as the Tennessee legislature enters into its 111th general assembly, the total number of seats held by Republicans is reduced by one, but still carries the super majority status of both chambers through a volatile mid-term election. All 99 seats in the State ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/08/2018 7:54 AM by Bobbie Patray
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Wednesday, 7 November 2018
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Tennesseans elected Republican Bill Lee as the state’s 50th governor on Tuesday, voting into office a political newcomer who rose to prominence traveling the state in an RV, avoiding negative attacks and appealing to voters as a conservative businessman and devout person of faith. With more than ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/07/2018 9:15 AM by Bobbie Patray
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Wednesday, 7 November 2018
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Republican Marsha Blackburn defeated former Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen in a closely watched race for the U.S. Senate on Tuesday night. Blackburn, a conservative Williamson County congressman, will succeed retiring U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tennessee, as the state's next junior senator. She becomes ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/07/2018 9:13 AM by Bobbie Patray
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Wednesday, 7 November 2018
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Tennessee is one of the Black Progressive Action Coalition’s top investments this election season as it has worked to get African-American voters to the polls in the state’s four largest cities, the Associated Press’ Jonathan Mattise reports. The related Black Progressive Action Coalition and BlackPAC ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/07/2018 8:24 AM by Bobbie Patray
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Wednesday, 7 November 2018
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The incoming Democratic majority in the House of Representatives has the power to open a slew of investigations into the White House and President Trump when the new Congress is seated in January, and early indications are that Democrats plan to aggressively take advantage of their new authority. But ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/07/2018 8:22 AM by Bobbie Patray
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Wednesday, 7 November 2018
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Early Wednesday morning, three U.S. Senate races — in Montana, Arizona and Florida — were still too close to call. In Montana, the contest between Democratic incumbent Jon Tester and Republican Matt Rosendale was separated by a margin of roughly 1.7 percent. Rosendale holds a lead of 6,082 votes ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/07/2018 8:19 AM by Bobbie Patray
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