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Here are some additional items of interest in Tennessee politics today: The Senate Judiciary Committee will conduct a confidential investigation of District Attorney General Steve Bebb — TNReport The Washington Post attempts, I think wrongly, to establish Rep. Joe Carr

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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

Vital signs

Chattanooga businessman Greg Vital has made it known that he intends to seek the 10th District Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Andy Berke—the same seat that Rep. Vince Dean was thoroughly expected to seek. However, as the Chattanooga Times

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Posted in TN House Elections, TN Senate Elections, Uncategorized

GOP aspirants eye East Hamilton prize

Although redistricting plans have not yet been made fully public in Tennessee, a few potential candidates in Hamilton County have begun the arduous process of cautiously staking out what they believe (likely on good authority) will be new territory: an

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Posted in TN House Elections

Ramsey replacement will serve with stigma of secrecy

At 9:30 a.m. the Hamilton County Commission will attempt to decide unevenly between two candidates seeking to replace outgoing County Mayor Claude Ramsey. Two previous votes held on the same day (27 December 2010) resulted in a tie. Four commissioners

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Posted in Hamilton County Elections

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