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Hamilton County Lincoln Day Dinner, storified

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Bell, Bo, Bilbo, Berke, and Bradley

Sen. Mike Bell (R-Riceville) rebutted claims by Cleveland, Tenn. attorney Jim Bilbo that splitting Bradley County between an eastwardly expanded 10th senatorial district and the 9th would weaken the county’s influence in Nashville. Bell cited his past House experience, when

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Bell Ops

State Sen. Mike Bell of Riceville (District 9) has been named Chairman of the Government Operations Committee by Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey. Blogger David Oatney examined this move, and came away pleased: What is most impressive about Mike Bell, however,

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Pro Bo

Following Thursday’s announcement that Senate Speaker Pro Tem Jamie Woodson will step down in July, Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey today announced that he has appointed Sen. Bo Watson (R-Hixson) to succeed her. From a press release: “It is rare that

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