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Remembering Ned Ray McWherter

Many across the state today are mourning former Tennessee Governor Ned McWherter, who passed away at the age of 80. The current governor, Bill Haslam, issued this statement: This is a sad day for Tennessee. Governor McWherter was a true

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Political phantoms

The Tennessee election season has entered its final weeks, and some citizens are just now getting around to paying attention. It’s a pity that they face a dearth of candidate appearances; and when they do hear from or about one,

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Posted in Tennessee Federal Elections, Tennessee State Elections, TN Gubernatorial Elections, TN House Elections, U.S. House Elections

Kilts optional

Post Politics linked to a timely reminder about the upcoming Highlands Debate in Cookeville. A televised gubernatorial debate has never happened outside a major metropolitan area, but in one week, a first-of-it’s [sic] kind gubernatorial debate will be held in

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Posted in TN Gubernatorial Elections

Latest Haslam ad ups Bredesen, McWherter

Knoxville mayor and Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Haslam today unveiled a new campaign ad aimed at his general election audience—in other words, not just Republicans—and it hails Tennessee’s two most recent Democratic governors along with the state’s current Republican U.S.

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Posted in Tennessee State Elections, TN Gubernatorial Elections

‘Curbing’ their enthusiasm: Vice President Biden rallies Tennessee Democrats

The conventional wisdom on midterm elections says it’s not going to be an easy year for Democrats in Tennessee (or many other places). But by all available accounts, there was no damper on the optimism at the state party’s annual

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