Tag: Howard Baker

Win or lose, family ties

Andy Sher examines a rich swathe of Tennessee’s political history by stacking-up Weston Wamp’s bid for the Third District seat his father recently held against the fortunes of other politicians’ sons and daughters. One forgets just how many names in

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Mister Popularity

Former U.S. Senator, television and film star, and (was he really a?) 2008 presidential hopeful Fred Thompson has joined an effort to institute a national popular vote system. Here’s the press release: WASHINGTON – Senator Fred Thompson was named national

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Duncan Endorses Haslam

Longtime incumbent U.S. Rep. John J. “Jimmy” Duncan Jr. of Tennessee’s 2nd Congressional District has endorsed Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam in the GOP primary for this year’s gubernatorial election. In doing so, the conservative Duncan passed over both his House-mate

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