published Monday, August 2nd, 2010

Early voting indicates Republican advantage


by Dan Whisenhunt

As early voting wrapped up Saturday, Hamilton County election officials noticed voters were picking up Republican ballots at a ratio of 5-to-1.

Charlotte Mullis-Morgan, the elections administrator, ordered 15,000 more for Thursday’s county general and state primary.

Richard Wilson, a professor of political science at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, said that's a sign of trouble ahead for local Democrats running in county races.

“It's a grave danger for Democrats,” he said.

But Hamilton County Democratic Party Chairman Jeff Brown said the numbers are misleading.

“I don't think that's an accurate representation of the numbers,” Brown said. “All of the local candidates are on the ballot no matter which one you pull.”

Brown is himself a candidate against incumbent Republican Register of Deeds Pam Hurst.

For complete details, read tomorrow’s Times Free Press.

about Dan Whisenhunt...

Dan Whisenhunt covers Hamilton County government for the Times Free Press. A native of Mobile, Ala., Dan earned a degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Alabama. He won first place for best in-depth news coverage in the 2010 Alabama Press Association contest; the FOI-First Amendment Award in the 2007 Alabama Press Association contest; first place for best public service story in the Alabama AP Managing Editors contest in 2009 for economic coverage; and ...

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FM_33 said...

The Republican Party loves people like me.

Because i don't vote for them in elections and they would have to pay me if i did.

Ok Elephants you can send your payments to

FM_33 PO.Box 250 Chattanooga TN,37401

Send only check or money orders @

Thank You

August 2, 2010 at 3:04 p.m.
FM_33 said...

Dear RNC Of Chattanooga TN

I FM_33 do declair that the RNC has not been so friendly to the black community here in Chattanooga TN !

I FM_33 do declair that the RNC needs to stop being mean to other partys when they don't have there peanuts every day !

I FM_33 do declair that the RNC should try to at lease have more sexy woman that come close to blowing away Sarah Palin in looks !

I FM_33 do declair that the only way they will maintain power in this county is to lower all property taxes by 50% !

I FM_33 do declair that the RNC has made more jobs leave this county then any other party here in this city !

I FM_33 do declair that the RNC of Chattanooga spends more money on keeping people in this town down economicly more then any other party !

I FM_33 do declair that if John Wolfe does not win a seat up on capital hill by 2012 there will be no more bags of peanuts during lunch time for any elephant in this city any more !

  • That is all and good day *
August 2, 2010 at 3:31 p.m.
FM_33 said...

I know for a fact that most of these Chattanooga conservative women can't stand * Sarah Palin * because she hotter orgasm's in bed with her husband Todd then they do with there husbands.

They know she got the looks and the body and they hate to admitt it !

My only wish is that she was a Independent instead of an elephant.

Maybe there is hope in the future for her to wake Up and smell the Lighthouse brew of coffee

August 2, 2010 at 3:39 p.m.
FM_33 said...

I know for a fact that most of these Chattanooga conservative women can't stand * Sarah Palin * because she has hotter orgasm's in bed with her husband Todd then they do with there husbands.

They know she got the looks and the body and they hate to admitt it !

My only wish is that she was a Independent instead of an elephant.

Maybe there is hope in the future for her to wake Up and smell the Lighthouse brew of coffee

August 2, 2010 at 3:43 p.m.
lkeithlu said...

Once again. Take our country back. From who? Seems that big business owns our country.

August 2, 2010 at 8:18 p.m.
HiDef said...

Sorry indian but Obama has done good things for some of us. He forced my employer to properly negotiate a mutual contract restoring a 30% pay cut that was imposed by the last administration. So far Obama hasn't taken anything away from me.

August 3, 2010 at 12:27 a.m.
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