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A super-confusing Tuesday

Friends, it is finally here. For those of us who have been following this election since twenty(ahemcough)teen, this day, while not as important as the one in November, is way up the list. But I have a problem. I just

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County primaries: Use them or lose them

I’ve gotten some energetic feedback about my latest column. One person called it a “disgrace.” Judge for yourself.

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Early voting begins Wednesday in some counties

Not all Tennessee counties hold primary elections, and some only have a primary for a single party. I have checked a few election commission websites, and it looks like tomorrow (Wednesday, April 16) marks the start of early voting in

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Junkin debunkin’

Maury County Republican Party chair, Patricia Junkin, writes that the party’s decision to hold primary elections for county offices in 2014 will not cause certain fiscal problems, as apparently has been alleged. Local GOP organizations around the state this year

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Column: On closed primaries

Over at, I declare the conditions under which closed primaries would be acceptable. Let me be clear up front: I have no problem with closed primaries…. Select from those who have been granted entrance only the purest of the

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