Month: September 2012

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What do you know? They’re acting like they’re having an actual congressional race in the 9th District Memphis. (HT: @Kontji) The Green Party often attracts self-described progressive Democrats. And about as often, it seems, they return whence they came. (HT:

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Chattanooga municipal election season officially open

Incumbent Chattanooga City Council members Russell Gilbert (5th District) and Peter Murphy (9th District) were among those who dropped by the Hamilton County Election Commission Friday morning to pick up qualifying petitions to run in the March 2013 City of

Posted in Chattanooga City Elections

Open seat in Council District 2 presents strategic opportunity

This Friday, September 21, is “opening day” for those on the hunt for a seat in Chattanooga’s next government. Qualifying petitions may be picked up at the Hamilton County Election Commission off Amnicola Highway. While most incumbent members of the

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Announcement: Chattanooga candidate forum Oct. 2

The Brainerd Unity Group invites you to a countywide candidate meet-and-greet on Monday TUESDAY, Oct. 2, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Eastgate Town Center in Chattanooga. The event will include an overview of current voting laws given by the Hamilton County

Posted in Learn Civics, Local Elections, TN House Elections, TN Senate Elections, U.S. House Elections

Young Guns and butter?

Congress on Thursday approved a stopgap spending bill that keeps the federal government running for another six months while arguments over the so-called “fiscal cliff” continue. Many news outlets reported on vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan’s affirmative vote on the

Posted in Governing