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Dust settles on bleak landscape after campaign shake-up

I hope you enjoyed the excitement Tuesday morning when Rep. Joe Carr announced he will run against U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander. It was possibly the most we will experience until, oh, the 2018 gubernatorial race. My guess is that Carr

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Will Carr switch race tracks?

Rep. Joe Carr (R-48) has, to date, made a fairly strong showing in the primary against U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais. There is speculation today that he may announce a major change of plans, and instead challenge U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander.

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Posted in U.S. House Elections, U.S. Senate Elections

Carr in poll position

A few weeks ago, the leading Murfreesboro paper ran a poll asking voters which candidate, if the vote were held that day (July 25, 2013), they would vote for in U.S. House District 4. According to readers, state Rep. Joe

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Campaign updates from St. Elmo and…Murfreesboro

Tracy tries to make it a Dunn deal: A day before the re-elected incumbent (U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais) was sworn into office for his second congressional term, state Sen. Jim Tracy of Shelbyville officially announced his candidacy for the Fourth

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Congressional race roundup, District Four

District 4 The biggest news from the significantly redesigned 4th District is that the man considered the chief architect and beneficiary of the new map, Sen. Bill Ketron of Murfreesboro, apparently doesn’t think he can “cut the mustard” and take

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