Monthly Archives: December 2011

SOPA stances shift alliances, create political targets

RedState blogger (and Peach Pundit emeritus) Erick Erickson issued a call to arms against U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee’s 7th Congressional District, whom he says he generally likes, over her co-sponsorship of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). I

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Posted in Governing, Political News, Tennessee Federal Elections, U.S. House Elections

New blend of Tea brewing in Nashville

Joey Garrison reports that a new Tea Party chapter has formed in Nashville that will focus on local issues in the Metro area. The party’s founder, Ben Cunningham, also founded the group Tennessee Tax Revolt.

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One day historians will recall this as the beginning of an era

Recall election blogger Joshua Spivak has a story in the Los Angeles Times about the recent sharp increase in the number of recall initiatives. The recall’s increasing popularity and effectiveness is directly connected to technology. Campaigning, fundraising and, critically for

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Relief maps

The long-awaited redrawn maps that will outline Tennessee’s new electoral districts will start being revealed next week, WPLN’s Blake Farmer reports. The special committee on redistricting will begin with the House of Representatives maps on Wednesday, January 4, in Legislative

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Fleischmann noted for perfect voting record

Politico reports on a New York Times study that found four members of the freshman congressional class of 2011 cast a vote at every available opportunity in their first year in the House. U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, who represents Tennessee’s

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