GEORGE KORDA ON TENNESSEE’S SENATE RACE: Phil Bredesen vs. the Democratic Party.
The bill’s expected passage along party lines had Democrats scrambling to pressure a late supporter, Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee, to vote against the bill.
With former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen (D) running for the seat being vacated by Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN), he hands his party “a conceivable, if extremely narrow, path back to a Senate majority in 2018,” the New York Times reports. [...]
Vice President Mike Pence has opened his speech to the Tennessee Republican Party's annual fundraiser by expressing condolences to Democratic Nashville Mayor Megan Barry for the death of her son. … Click to Continue »
GEORGE KORDA: Tennessee Democratic Party: Catawampus, and it’s getting no help from above. “Democrats are in their worst elected-officeholder position at the state and national levels in nearly 100 years. They are at a nadir in Tennessee, with only 25 seats in the 99-member state House of Representatives and five seats in the 33-member senate. […]
Jeff Horwitt: After the 2000 campaign, Al Gore said he had fences to mend back in his home state of Tennessee, which he lost to George W. Bush. Now, Democrats have holes to plug to in the Great Lakes states.
A Smart Politics study finds that for the first time in party history, Democratic presidential nominees have suffered statewide defeats by increasingly larger margins in five consecutive elections – in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and West Virginia.
WASHINGTON — She’s not rid of him yet. Hillary Clinton became the Democratic Party’s presumptive nominee for president as she swept states across the South and Southwest including Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia in a Super Tuesday show of force. But she still...
Hillary Clinton won the Democratic primary in Tennessee on Super Tuesday, continuing a strong run through Southern states that have put her in a formidable position to win her party’s nomination.
Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton were sweeping through the South on Super Tuesday, with the front-runners claiming victory in their parties' primaries in Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee. Continue reading ? The post Clinton, Trump claim big Super Tuesday victories appeared first on PBS NewsHour.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton won the Democratic Party primaries in Alabama and Tennessee on Tuesday, the Associated Press reported....
BuzzFeed reported Thursday, citing a senior Democrat, that the 67-year-old former senator from Tennessee was contemplating challenging party frontrunner Hillary Clinton.
For Democratic party leaders in Tennessee, this year’s governor’s race was less about who they could get on the ballot than who they failed to keep off of it. The state offers almost no barriers to entry. Filing fees are nonexistent and a grand total of 25 signatures are needed to become a candidate. Show More Summary
Politics are weird. In Tennessee, Governor Bill Haslam easily locked up a Republican party nomination for a second term, winning more than 88 percent of the primary vote. His Democratic challenger on the November ballot, though? That appears to be an Oakdale resident named Charles V. Show More Summary
By Chris Butler | Tennessee Watchdog NASHVILLE — Some of the primary people hired to help three Tennessee Supreme Court justices win retention this summer appear to have blatantly partisan ties to the Democratic Party, despite justices insisting they themselves are apolitical. One operative has a notorious past for causing trouble that might shock you...
By Chris Butler | Tennessee Watchdog NASHVILLE — Tennessee officials should prosecute any scam artist taking advantage of residents’ ignorance of Obamacare, said the state’s Democratic Party spokesman — but he finds fault with state laws designed to do background checks on navigators. Show More Summary
By Chris Butler | Tennessee Watchdog NASHVILLE — The spokesman for Tennessee’s Democratic Party told Tennessee Watchdog that President Barack Obama’s visit to Chattanooga Tuesday was so successful it will create a new groundswell of support for his policies. This despite the fact that Obama said himself during a visit to Chattanooga’s Amazon distribution center...
By David Boaz Buried inside a Washington Post feature on “America’s worst candidate” is this revealing look on politics as it is played: Tennessee Democrats, who’d watched their conservative voters drift to the GOP, finally lost the state House in 2010. That had been a financial lifeline for Democrats, since the legislature has broad powers over patronage. “That [...]Show More Summary
An unknown person claims to have stolen Romney's tax returns, sends packages to Tennessee county GOP and Democratic parties, and threatens to release the information publicly unless Romney pays $1 million.
A federal district judge in Tennessee has been asked to void the results of this month's Democratic U.S. Senate primary vote, won by a man associated with an organization the state's Democratic party has described as a hate group. One...