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Campaign updates from St. Elmo and…Murfreesboro

Tracy tries to make it a Dunn deal: A day before the re-elected incumbent (U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais) was sworn into office for his second congressional term, state Sen. Jim Tracy of Shelbyville officially announced his candidacy for the Fourth

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DesJarlais writes

U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais posted an open letter to his supporters on Facebook in response to this week’s news about his recorded phone call. It is reproduced here in its entirety. Open Letter to My Supporters You have probably seen

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DesJarlais update

As reported by several news organizations starting Thursday, U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais has spoken out on the controversy surrounding a recorded phone conversation with a woman with whom he had had an extramarital affair. DesJarlais says that the woman was

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Top Tales for Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Gentle reader, here are some of the latest stories in Tennessee politics. The Hamilton County Democratic Party holds its annual Kefauver Dinner fundraiser tonight at the Chattanooga Choo Choo Imperial Ballroom. The keynote speaker will be U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen,

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Editorials entreat DesJarlais to debate

At least two newspaper editorial pages have expressed consternation over U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais’s apparent reluctance to debate his general election opponent, state Sen. Eric Stewart. The

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