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Running for office: All about the Benjamins, Andrews, Abes, and even Georges

In this week’s installment of the “Ready to Run” series, we take a look at dealing with campaign finance. It’s a subject that’s impossible to fit into a digestible column’s length, so if you come away with unanswered questions, please

Posted in Campaign Finance, Election Laws, Learn Civics

Your turn: Are donations for elected officials’ legal defense subject to public disclosure?

Let’s say there is an elected official who, for whatever reason, has to hire an advocate to represent her in a court of law. If the ensuing legal fees amount to more than the official can personally afford, and that

Posted in Campaign Finance, Write-in Votes

Bhalla draws a plan for citizen involvement

Ron Bhalla, the newest candidate to seek the GOP nomination in Tennessee’s Third Congressional District, wants to change how business is done in the U.S. House of Representatives. In an interview on Monday, he said that he would communicate every

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Tennessee congressional incumbents raise millions for 2012

A Gannett report last week identified U.S. Rep. Stephen Fincher as the top recipient of campaign funds among Tennessee’s U.S. House delegation in the most recent reporting period (July – September 2011). A quick glance at OpenSecrets.org shows that U.S.

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Three is a crowd—better bring 40,000 of your best friends

Well, that’s a wrap…ture. The 2011 session of the 107th General Assembly has ended, and as Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey pointed out in a released statement, the final gavel came down earlier than it usually does. Lt. Gov. Ramsey (R-Blountville)

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