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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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Postcards from the middle of it

U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann created a stir last week when his office published a postcard-styled message that “welcomed” President Barack Obama to Chattanooga with arms folded rather than outstretched. The fact that a draft version containing some unfortunate misspellings was

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Fleischmann statement on Headrick campaign news

U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann provided a brief statement upon hearing that his Democratic opponent, Dr. Mary Headrick, has had to put campaigning on hold for a few days to attend to a critically ill family member. “I was saddened by

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