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State election officials are warning the state's 475 Democratic and Republican county election commissioners that they will get bounced off the local panels if they cross over and vote in the opposite party's Aug. 7 primary election.

  • July 30th, 2014  |
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Our tired and unoriginal 3rd District incumbent Republican congressman, Chuck Fleischmann, has adopted the ultra-right's "we-can't-trust ..." chant often aimed at the president to paint his youthful and energetic opponent with a completely deceptive message and manipulated photograph in a mailer advertisement sent out last week.

The doorway to TennCare is like "the eye of a needle," according to legal and health care experts.

While Tennessee's Sen. Lamar Alexander campaigns to keep the tea party alligator known as Joe Carr off his heels, a young innovative Democrat named Terry Adams is campaigning around the state.

Ardena Garth has built a legacy of good work from the Hamilton County Public Defenders Office that she built in 1989 from the ground up, and the office continues to be an example across the country.

  • July 26th, 2014  |
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Hamilton County General Sessions Court Judge Christie Mahn Sell has been busy since she became the first female General Sessions judge elected to an eight-year term here in 2006.

Mayor Jim Coppinger is the best Aug. 7 choice in his re-election bid against independent candidate Richard Ford of Birchwood.

It's time to return Democrat John Allen Brooks to the Hamilton County Commission District 6 seat.

  • July 23rd, 2014  |
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By the normal rules of a county general election, Randy Fairbanks — the Republican primary nomination winner with no Democratic opposition — should be waltzing to a victory in the Aug. 7 Hamilton County general election.

Early voting began Friday, and in Tennessee much is at stake.

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