published Monday, May 5th, 2014

Campaign Notebook: GOP to gather Tuesday night

GOP to gather Tuesday night

The Hamilton County Republican Party will hold an election-night celebration starting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at GOP headquarters, 1428 Chestnut St., Suite E.

Dress is casual, and light refreshments will be served.

McKamey visits Chattanooga

John McKamey, Democratic candidate for Tennessee governor, will have a coffee meet and greet at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Panera Bread at 1810 Gunbarrel Road.

For more information, contact Marvin Cranfield at marvincranfield@comcast.net.

Democrats set Unity Picnic

The Hamilton County Democratic Party's Unity Picnic is set for 6 p.m. Thursday at the IBEW, 3922 Volunteer Drive.

The menu includes hamburgers, hot dogs, beans and slaw, and vegetarian meals also will be available.

A donation of $12 is suggested.

Please register in advance by calling 266-4125 or emailing hcdp.tn@gmail.com if you plan to attend.

Meet the GOP winners May 12

The Pachyderm Club will introduce winners of Tuesday's primary election at its May 12 weekly meeting.

Each newly elected candidate will have the opportunity to speak. There will be a picnic-style lunch of hamburgers and hot dogs.

The meeting starts at noon at GOP headquarters.

Headrick hits lack of Medicaid

Dr. Mary Headrick, Democratic candidate for the 3rd Congressional District, calls Tennessee's failure to expand its Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act a "shameful moral failure."

In a news release, Headrick called on 3rd District residents to support "Moral Monday" rallies to "end this shameful political theater that does nothing but hurt the people of Tennessee."

A rally is scheduled in front of the McMinn County Courthouse in Athens at noon May 19, the release stated.

Headrick, a mother and grandmother and a physician with degrees in mathematics and computer science, is unopposed in the Democratic primary. She will take on the winner of the August Republican primary between incumbent U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann and challenger Weston Wamp.

Primary set for Tuesday

Republican and Democratic primary elections for county constitutional officers will be held Tuesday. Polls are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EDT and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CDT. Contact your local county election commission to find out your polling place.

Voters will need photo identification to cast a ballot.

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