Tag: JoAnne Favors

Hakeem, I’ll Add You On

I’ll add you, that is, on to the list of candidates seeking the House District 28 seat being vacated by Rep. JoAnne Favors. The former Chattanooga City Council member and parole board member has announced his intent. The Ctrl-C, Ctrl-V

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No more Favors at the Capitol?

Rep. JoAnne Favors on Monday announced that she will not seek re-election to the District 28 House of Representatives seat. After redistricting following the 2010 census collapsed the former 29th District into the 28th, Favors won a primary against former

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Democrats unite behind Paul Smith at fundraiser

Even though some of the local Democratic Party faithful expressed their displeasure with Chairman Paul Smith by refusing to attend, the Choo Choo Imperial Ballroom was fairly filled with cheering supporters on Wednesday at the party’s annual Kefauver Dinner. Organizers

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What is ‘nonpartisan’? A view behind the scenes of the Brainerd forum

Tuesday evening’s candidate meet-and-greet and forum was sponsored by the Brainerd Unity Group, which bills itself as a nonpartisan community organization. I am a member of the group, though I confess I’m not regularly active in it, and I’ve slacked

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House Democrats assess redistricting damage

The Republican-led committee in charge of new district maps for the state House of Representatives on Tuesday gave their Democratic counterparts a preview of the maps that will be discussed today. The House Democratic Caucus held a meeting to go

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