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Fleischmann statement on Headrick campaign news

U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann provided a brief statement upon hearing that his Democratic opponent, Dr. Mary Headrick, has had to put campaigning on hold for a few days to attend to a critically ill family member. “I was saddened by

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Headrick campaign paused due to family illness

Dr. Mary Headrick is suspending her campaigning activities for the U.S. House 3rd District race “for a few days,” due to her brother’s critical illness and emergency surgery, campaign spokeswoman Pat Combs said in a release. “Dr. Headrick asked that

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

TN-03 candidates on health care: repeal, replace, reform, or reinvigorate

Third District candidates offer their ideas on what Congress should do about health care in America

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Posted in Governing, U.S. House Elections