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GOP aspirants eye East Hamilton prize

Although redistricting plans have not yet been made fully public in Tennessee, a few potential candidates in Hamilton County have begun the arduous process of cautiously staking out what they believe (likely on good authority) will be new territory: an

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Posted in TN House Elections

Ramsey replacement will serve with stigma of secrecy

At 9:30 a.m. the Hamilton County Commission will attempt to decide unevenly between two candidates seeking to replace outgoing County Mayor Claude Ramsey. Two previous votes held on the same day (27 December 2010) resulted in a tie. Four commissioners

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Posted in Hamilton County Elections

And justice 4-all: Hamilton County Commission deadlocked on mayor vote

The Hamilton County Board of Commissioners met this morning to decide a replacement for County Mayor Claude Ramsey, who is leaving local government to serve in Governor-elect Bill Haslam’s administration. No replacement was selected today, however, because the vote and

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Posted in Hamilton County Elections, Learn Civics

The powered of the county

The 2010 elections now are fading into memory, and the national campaigns for 2012 have already begun, so this seems as good a time as any to assess Chattanooga’s clout as measured by the roles our elected officials will be

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Posted in Political News

Unity breakfast missing a course

Republicans filled the Country Place Restaurant with cheers for unity on Saturday, following a bitter primary that pitted many of the local party establishment against their eventual electoral conqueror, Chattanooga attorney Chuck Fleischmann. Several of the losing candidates took to

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Posted in Political News, Tennessee Federal Elections, U.S. House Elections