Group hosts Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate - and more Tennessee campaign news

Group hosts Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate - and more Tennessee campaign news

July 14th, 2014 by Staff Reports in Local Regional News

Group hosts Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate

The four Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate - Terry Adams, Gordon Ball, Larry Crim and Gary Gene Davis - have been invited to speak at the JFK Luncheon Club at noon today at The Chattanoogan hotel, 1201 Broad St.

Thurman vote rally today

The Committee to Elect Rhonda Thurman for District 1 Commission will hold a "Get Out and Vote" rally starting at 6:30 p.m. today at the Veterans Park in Soddy-Daisy. Her supporters are invited to attend.

Turner reception is Tuesday

A reception for Sabrena Turner, Republican candidate for Hamilton County Commission District 7, is set for 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Prairie Pass subdivision clubhouse in Apison. The event is hosted by the Republican Women. RSVP to Patsy Henry, 894-6269 or

District 9 school board debate set

UnifiEd is sponsoring a debate among District 9 school board candidates at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Ooltewah Elementary School, 8890 Snowy Owl Road.

For more information, contact Jermaine Freeman at

CGAT endorses Tommy Crangle

The Citizens for Government Accountability & Transparency has endorsed Tommy Crangle in the Republican primary for the House District 27 seat.

CGAT President Mark West said Crangle "is the only candidate in the race who has consistently espoused and represented the values of fiscal conservatism, strict adherence to the U.S. and Tennessee Constitutions and support of free markets. His own personal voting record also reveals a consistency with the beliefs he articulates."

Crangle and Patsy Hazlewood are seeking the nomination in the Aug. 7 primary.

Sorority hosts candidate forum

The Chattanooga alumnae chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. will host a meet-the-candidates forum at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Orchard Knob Missionary Baptist Church, 1734 E. Third St.

The public will hear from the candidates and gather information regarding their platforms. For more information, call 423-698-5072.

Tea party supports Carr

The Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund is supporting state Rep. Joe Carr against incumbent U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander in the Aug. 7 Republican primary.

The group's president, Jenny Beth Martin, cited Carr's "values of personal freedom, economic freedom and a debt-free future." She also and said he has been "a genuine leader - not just a reliable vote - in the fight against illegal immigration."

Carr, Lane to visit Bradley

The Tea Party of Southeast Tennessee will have two candidates as guest speakers at its Tuesday meeting.

State Rep. Joe Carr, R-Lascassas, is running against U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, and Steve Lane is taking on incumbent U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais and state Sen. Jim Tracy for the 4th Congressional District.

The meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. in room 200 of the Bradley County Courthouse, 155 Broad St., Cleveland, Tenn.

The public is welcome regardless of party affiliation.

WTCI to air interview

Chattanooga's public television station, WTCI Channel 45, will broadcast an in-depth interview with Dr. Mary Headrick at 8:30 p.m. Friday in a special edition of "Tennessee Insider." Greg Glover will be the moderator.

Viewers are encouraged to use the hashtag #TN3RD on Facebook and Twitter to submit questions for the candidate, or via email at

The program will be online soon after broadcast at

3rd District forum slated

The three candidates running for their party's nomination in the Aug. 7 primary for the 3rd Congressional District will take part in a moderated forum on July 21.

Incumbent Chuck Fleischmann and challenger Weston Wamp are vying for the Republican nomination, and Dr. Mary Headrick is unopposed in the Democratic primary.

The event is hosted by the Chattanooga Women's Leadership Institute in partnership with the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's Department of Political Science, Public Administration & Nonprofit Management and Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Geography.

A candidate reception is set for 5:30 p.m. at UTC's Fine Arts Center, followed by the forum at 6:30 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public. Register at

Fleischmann gets support

The National Right to Life Committee has endorsed Chuck Fleischmann for re-election, citing his 100 percent pro-life voting record, opposition to taxpayer funding of abortions and co-sponsorship of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.

"I am honored to have the support of the National Right to Life. There is nothing more important than giving a voice to the voiceless, and standing up for the sanctity of human life. I have stood for the value of life from day one and will continue to do so," Fleischmann said.