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  • Poll shows Romney as clear favorite in Tennessee (R 59%, 0 34%)

    10/27/2012 12:37:16 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 25 replies
    Republican Mitt Romney leads Democrat Barack Obama in the race for president in Tennessee, bolstered at least partly by the support Romney has gained among Tennessee's white evangelical voters since last spring's primary. A solid 59 percent of the state's registered, likely voters say they support Romney. Just 34 percent say they support Obama. About 6 percent are undecided, and the remaining 1 percent say they support "someone else." Romney enjoys his broadest support among the self-described white evangelical Christians who make up nearly two-thirds (61 percent) of the state's likely voters. Among Tennesseans in this group, Romney leads Obama...
  • VP Candidate Paul Ryan in Bristol, VA this Thurs. Oct. 25 at Noon

    10/23/2012 11:09:47 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 2 replies
    From an email
    You’re invited to a Victory Rally with Paul Ryan and the Republican Team! Thursday, October 25, 2012 Doors Open 10:00 AM | Event Begins 12:00 PM Universal Fibers 14401 Industrial Park Road in Bristol, VA 24202 For questions, contact us at: | (757) 279-8253 For Important Campaign Updates: Text (VA) to GOMITT (466488) All attendees will go through airport-like security and should bring as few personal items as possible. No bags, sharp objects, umbrellas, liquids, or signs will be allowed in the venue. Cameras are permitted. PAID FOR BY ROMNEY FOR PRESIDENT, INC. WWW.MITTROMNEY.COM
  • Judge won't void Democratic primary won by anti-gay candidate

    08/18/2012 11:43:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    A federal judge this week refused to void the Tennessee Democratic primary for U.S. Senate won by an anti-gay candidate the party has disavowed. --snip-- The petition contended that the party committed fraud because it could have kept Clayton off the ballot by meeting an April deadline to tell the state he wasn't a bona fide Democrat under the party's by-laws. The lawsuit also claimed the state's alphabetical arrangement of candidates' names on the ballot creates an unfair advantage for some candidates. The petition noted Clayton's 2008 Senate race, in which he lost to former state Democratic Party chairman Bob...
  • Tea Party, NRA throw 5 RINOs out of Tennessee legislature

    08/12/2012 10:09:01 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 20 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/12/2012 | Doug Book
    On August 2nd, 5 GOP candidates seeking re-election to the Tennessee State legislature discovered just how dangerous it can be to disdain the wishes of those conservatives who helped put them in office. In 2010, members of various Tea Party groups in Tennessee donated the necessary time and money to put Republicans in charge of both the legislature and the governor’s mansion for the first time in 150 years. But after 2 years, not one of the top 10, Tea Party priorities placed before the Republican–controlled legislature had been implemented. Those priorities were based upon “…re-asserting state sovereignty over unconstitutional...
  • Tenn. Democrat Party urges voters to vote against their own nominee -- works for pro-life group

    08/07/2012 8:58:53 AM PDT · by topher · 34 replies ^ | August 7, 2012 | Ben Johnson
    Tenn. Democrat Party urges voters to vote against their own nominee - works for pro-life group NASHVILLE, August 7, 2012, ( – The Democratic Party of Tennessee is taking the unusual step of urging citizens to vote against its own nominee for U.S. Senate, because he works for a pro-life organization it deems a “hate group.” Mark Clayton won the party’s primary by a two-to-one margin over his next closest competitor, Gary Gene Davis. Former NBC Empty Nest star Park Overall came in third. Clayton has long been active with Public Advocate, a national pro-life, pro-family organization. “Mark Clayton is...
  • Tennessee GOP poised to leave Democrats powerless in Legislature

    04/08/2012 7:18:09 AM PDT · by SmithL · 17 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 4/8/12 | Tom Humphrey
    NASHVILLE — Passage of the qualifying deadline for legislative candidates last week leaves Republicans well-positioned to achieving their goal of making Democrats politically irrelevant in the 108th General Assembly that convenes next year. In part, that's because 11 incumbent Democrats — seven representatives and four senators — are voluntarily not seeking re-election. At least four more incumbent Democrats — three representatives and one senator — are certain to be ousted later because of Republican-controlled redistricting leaves incumbents running against one another in the same district. In part, the GOP advantage also rests with money. Financial disclosures filed earlier this year...
  • A Super tight Tennessee Tuesday - Polls show Santorum, Romney, Gingrich in 3-way battle

    03/06/2012 9:47:21 AM PST · by SmithL · 29 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 3/6/12 | Tom Humphrey
    NASHVILLE - Late polling showed Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney in a very close race for Tennessee votes in today's "Super Tuesday" Republican presidential primary, with Newt Gingrich running not far behind. Tennessee, one of 10 states holding GOP primaries or caucuses today, appeared perhaps second only to Ohio in national attention because of the tight three-way race. Real Clear Politics averaged three polls taken in Tennessee over the weekend and reported Monday they collectively show Santorum at 32.3 percent, Romney at 29.7 percent, Gingrich at 24.7 percent and Ron Paul at 9.3 percent. Polling in early February had shown...
  • Final polls show Gingrich surging in Tennessee

    03/05/2012 8:11:41 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 91 replies
    Tri Cities ^ | March 5, 2012 | Staff
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Newt Gingrich has closed the gap in Tennessee and is poised to overtake those presumed to be the victors in the delegate rich state just days ago. Real Clear Politics' tracking of the polling done across the weekend shows the We Ask America numbers putting the state in a statistical dead heat with Romney at 30%, Gingrich at 29% and Santorum at 29%. The margin of error is 3%. Likewise, PPP polling has Santorum at 34%, Romney at 29% and Gingrich at 27% The significance is these polls were taken on March 3rd and 4th. Earlier polling,...
  • Santorum Takes 18-Point Lead Over Romney in Tennessee

    02/27/2012 12:26:53 PM PST · by DannyTN · 22 replies ^ | Monday, 27 Feb 2012 01:40 PM | Henry J. Reske
    Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has moved into an 18-point lead over rival Mitt Romney in Tennessee. Registered likely and early voters favored the former Pennsylvania senator over the former Massachusetts governor 38 to 20 percent, a poll by Vanderbilt University’s Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions found. Read more on
  • Poll: Romney's Mormon faith may not hurt him in TN

    02/27/2012 9:32:01 AM PST · by SmithL · 63 replies · 2+ views
    Nashville Tennessean | 2/27/12 | Chas Sisk
    Subheadline: Voters fear Romney's 'cult' less than they do Obama Gannett Newspaper - Link Only:|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE
  • Poll: Santorum leads Tennessee, throwing Gingrich’s Southern strategy into doubt

    02/11/2012 4:20:43 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 148 replies ^ | 2/10/12 | Justin Sink
    A new poll finds Rick Santorum leading in Tennessee, a concerning sign for both Mitt Romney, who hoped the former senator’s bubble would be short-lived, and Newt Gingrich, who is counting on a Super Tuesday sweep of Southern states to help him claw back into the race for the Republican nomination. Santorum drew 34 percent of likely Republican voters, versus 27 percent for Romney. Gingrich polled third in the state with 16 percent — a disappointing number for a state that borders Georgia, which he represented for 20 years in Congress, and just 3 points higher than Ron Paul. Just...
  • Herman Cain is going to Tennessee

    09/25/2011 10:00:16 PM PDT · by eyedigress · 86 replies
    Me | Sept 25, 2011 | Melissa Bohanan
    Herman Cain is swinging through Tennessee Oct,14 He will be in Bartlett, Jackson, Waverly, Cookeville, Harriman and Rogersville. He is serious folks.
  • Hank Williams Jr. To Run For U.S.Senate

    This may be old news, but, I just ran across this article. It was reported recently that country music singer Hank Williams Jr. plans to run for a U.S. Senate seat in Tennessee in 2012 -- the next time a Senate seat is up in the state. An intriguing notion to say the least, but no announcement has been made yet, according to Williams's publicist.
  • Palin trails Obama in red Tennessee

    02/07/2011 12:08:05 PM PST · by pissant · 113 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/7/11 | Maggie Haberman
    Sarah Palin's big problems among the GOP faithful are on clear display in a new poll that shows large numbers of Republicans aren’t sure about her and the tea party darling trails President Barack Obama in a head-to-head matchup in Tennessee — even with the president's job approval numbers running low in the state. The poll in the solidly red state where she and McCain crushed Obama by 15 points two years ago is a warning bell that Palin, despite her following and appeal to conservatives, remains fairly radioactive to some Republican voters, who are far from convinced she can...