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Speaker: mouthpiece or bullhorn?

The Republican-dominated Tennessee General Assembly today effectively chose its leaders for the next session. Though they won’t be official until voted on by the full House and Senate in January, House Speaker Beth Harwell, and Senate Speaker and Lt. Gov.

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Carr announces radio ad buy

Rep. Joe Carr is taking to terrestrial radio to “draw sharp contrasts” between him and his chief primary opponent, incumbent U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander. Here’s the ad, which his campaign says “will run on over a dozen stations, over the

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Carr camp: Lamar’s ad buy an attempt to put the brakes on us

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander’s re-election campaign today announced that a 60-second ad will begin airing on Tennessee televisions next week. Here’s the ad, followed by an abridged media announcement. Lamar Alexander’s re-election campaign today announced the launch of its first

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Lamar’s very bad day

“Ugh.” That’s about all anyone can say about the news that U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander’s now-former chief of staff is being investigated on charges of child pornography. Add to that the new poll that suggests Alexander’s approval ratings aren’t as

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A couple of alleged shams

East Tennessee Republicans Gov. Bill Haslam and U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander each came under fire on Tuesday for a “farce” and “manufactured political theatre,” respectively. Haslam’s attack came from the Democrats, while Alexander’s was from his right-wing primary rival, Rep.

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