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Could ‘blowout’ budget vote attract tea party challengers?

Some Tennesseans are making noises about far-right challenges to Republican members of Congress who voted for the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013, according to this report. Taking on all of the Republicans who voted for the compromise seems like a

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CREW is not down with DesJarlais

National watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) has named U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais to its list of “the most corrupt members of Congress,” adding to the embattled congressman’s list of things that make news copywriters everywhere

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Will Carr switch race tracks?

Rep. Joe Carr (R-48) has, to date, made a fairly strong showing in the primary against U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais. There is speculation today that he may announce a major change of plans, and instead challenge U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander.

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Carr in poll position

A few weeks ago, the leading Murfreesboro paper ran a poll asking voters which candidate, if the vote were held that day (July 25, 2013), they would vote for in U.S. House District 4. According to readers, state Rep. Joe

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The year ahead

As James Harrison tweeted Wednesday morning, one year from tonight, we will likely know the winners of Tennessee state and federal primary elections for the 2014 cycle. Many county general election results will also be tallied. One year from today—primary

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