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Democrats unite behind Paul Smith at fundraiser

Even though some of the local Democratic Party faithful expressed their displeasure with Chairman Paul Smith by refusing to attend, the Choo Choo Imperial Ballroom was fairly filled with cheering supporters on Wednesday at the party’s annual Kefauver Dinner. Organizers

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What do you know? They’re acting like they’re having an actual congressional race in the 9th District Memphis. (HT: @Kontji) The Green Party often attracts self-described progressive Democrats. And about as often, it seems, they return whence they came. (HT:

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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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The Tenn. eleven, two by two

I have created a page that lists the whole congressional delegation for the 112th Congress, which begins in January. The information listed with each member will be enhanced to include, among other things, campaign finance disclosures, voting records, and full

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Herenton: Cohen tries ‘to act black’

The AP filed a story focused on the Democratic Party’s candidates in Tennessee’s Ninth Congressional District. Former Memphis mayor Willie Herenton is challenging incumbent U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, and is speaking out in favor of the majority African-American district electing

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