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It’s official; we have a governor’s race

If a tree gets re-elected in a forest with no one running against it, does it make so much as a ripple on the public’s sonar? Well never fear, dear Tennesseans; now hear this. Gov. Bill Haslam may have dodged

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Today in ‘maybe’: a roundup of potential candidates in Tennessee

January 3, 2014 is the first day to pick up petitions to run for state and federal office here in Tennessee. Hamilton County holds its primary elections in May, so the first day to pick up for those offices is

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A decade in Tennessee politics: Turning a redder shade of purple

The first decade of the twenty-first century is ending, and though there is no rule that says retrospectives must be timed to coincide neatly with flips of pages in man-made calendars, such is, in practice, when they are written. Following

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Political phantoms

The Tennessee election season has entered its final weeks, and some citizens are just now getting around to paying attention. It’s a pity that they face a dearth of candidate appearances; and when they do hear from or about one,

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Kilts optional

Post Politics linked to a timely reminder about the upcoming Highlands Debate in Cookeville. A televised gubernatorial debate has never happened outside a major metropolitan area, but in one week, a first-of-it’s [sic] kind gubernatorial debate will be held in

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