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Congressional race roundup, District Eight

Sen. Roy Herron of Dresden announced last week that he is not running for re-election. Herron, a longtime state legislator who started a 2010 run for governor and then switched to the 8th Congressional District race, which he lost to

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Posted in Tennessee Federal Elections, U.S. House Elections

No Grey Poupon for DesJarlais staff

The Tennessean‘s Elizabeth Bewley reports that Tennessee’s congressional freshmen have kept a tight budget as compared with their colleagues. In particular, U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais had spent less than half of his budget by the end of the third quarter.

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Posted in Governing

Herron eyes rematch with Fincher

The Jackson Sun asked a few people for some details about the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s choice to target Tennessee’s 8th District as a possible pick-up (or take-back, given that they only last year lost the seat). Sen. Roy Herron

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Posted in U.S. House Elections

Deuce of Harts

Out in the West Tennessee wilds, two challengers are tackling the long-odds task of unseating two different incumbent congressmen, and these challengers share a last name—though likely not a whole lot else. James L. Hart: well, certainly you remember him.

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Posted in U.S. House Elections

Tennessee congressional incumbents raise millions for 2012

A Gannett report last week identified U.S. Rep. Stephen Fincher as the top recipient of campaign funds among Tennessee’s U.S. House delegation in the most recent reporting period (July – September 2011). A quick glance at OpenSecrets.org shows that U.S.

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Posted in Campaign Finance

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