Tag: Byron Low Tax Looper

Closing a strange chapter in state history

Sen. Charlotte Burks announced over the weekend that she will not seek re-election in 2014. Burks, who has represented the 15th District since 1998, came to serve in office in a most unusual way: she was written-in by voters after

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Looper found dead in cell

Byron (Low Tax) Looper figured in one of Tennessee’s strangest election stories in memory. Here was an elected county official (albeit not a very good one) who, like many before and since, set his sights on defeating a sitting state

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Political violence in Tennessee: It’s all crazy

Newscoma took the time to remind us Tennesseans of one of the most violent and bizarre attacks on a politician we have known in modern times: the 1998 murder of former Sen. Tommy Burks by his campaign opponent, Byron “Low

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