Month: November 2014

TNDP: Reorg or reboot?

The Tennessee Democratic Party has some rather existential and fundamental questions to answer, and quickly. What is a political party’s actual purpose? Is it solely to (raise money to) win elections for its nominees, regardless how (or why) they perform

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Hamilton County Republicans mourn longtime leader Harold Coker

Local GOP stalwart and benefactor Harold Coker has died. Hamilton County Republican Party chairman Tony Sanders sent this message to the party’s email list: It is with great sadness that I send this email out this morning. Harold Coker passed

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A Page from the book of campaign trail insights

Former long-shot independent U.S. Senate candidate Danny Page sent a thank-you to his supporters that included this tidbit of revelation: The campaign on the outside looked like a meager attempt to unseat a career politician that needed to be unseated.

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Turnout for what, indeed

Tennessee can claim to be better than Texas at several things, but this one is a dubious honor: the Volunteer State’s 2014 voter turnout was estimated 49th in the nation by FiveThirtyEight, right behind Mississippi’s and ahead of only Texas’.

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Unbeaten Lamar

In case you didn’t see it, here’s video of U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander’s acceptance speech.

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