Tag: Chuck Fleischmann

Could ‘blowout’ budget vote attract tea party challengers?

Some Tennesseans are making noises about far-right challenges to Republican members of Congress who voted for the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013, according to this report. Taking on all of the Republicans who voted for the compromise seems like a

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GOP committeeman, state party resolve lawsuit

Ever since the 2010 Republican primary in Tennessee’s Third Congressional District, a contentious cloud has hovered after a staffer for one candidate sued the campaign manager of another. Now it appears that at least one corner of that cloud has

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Political news roundup

The month of November began on Friday, but since that’s not a great day to put out news releases, Monday was really the kickoff. Here’s a little of what went on. U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann may see another challenge from

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Olmsted funding boost a dam shame, says Carr

Oops—make that “darn.” Rep. Joe Carr has purchased his first television ad of the cycle. In it he criticizes a last-minute funding deal he says was brokered “behind closed doors” by U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander. The increase in funding for

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Fleischmann says bill to reopen federal government ‘does nothing’ to address debt

Here’s the statement sent Wednesday night from U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann: “Tonight’s vote was yet another move to kick the can down the road and does nothing to address our unmanageable debt. While I strongly believe the government has an

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