The Tennessee Democratic Part deftly melds Bob Corker's admissions about his 2006 Senate campaign with the actions of the Tennessee Republican Party yesterday in a nifty little release:
Sen. Bob Corker today dubbed his own 2006 campaign advertisements against U.S. Rep. Harold Ford, Jr. "grotesque." Now, do the junior and senior senators from Tennessee have the courage to halt the Tennessee Republican Party's deplorable tactics asked Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Gray Sasser. "TNGOP Chairwoman Robin Smith and company have tarnished the reputation of the entire state with their grotesque political attacks: they have perpetuated lies about a candidate's religion, they have attacked a candidate's wife, they have equated the war in Iraq to a religious crusade, and they have defied the request of Senator Lamar Alexander to remove at least one of those claims from their website," Sasser continued. "It's high time for Senators Bob Corker and Lamar Alexander to put a stop to the Tennessee Republican Party's shameful tactics; they are beneath the dignity of voters- Republicans, Democrats, and Independents- in the state of Tennessee."
May 16, 2008 12:05 PM
Via Press Release:
Democratic Party Chairman Gray Sasser, Senators Andy Berke (D-Chattanooga) and Reginald Tate (D-Memphis), and Representative Joe Armstrong (D-Knoxville) will address Tennessee media via conference call on Monday, April 21, regarding Sen. John McCain's upcoming presidential campaign visit to Knoxville. Democrats will attend the call with brief remarks and answer questions for any available media representatives. Sen. McCain's self-described "Forgotten Parts of America" tour was reported in USA Today as intending to reach out "to African Americans, displaced factory workers, and people living in poverty." McCain will appear in Knoxville on Tuesday, April 22.UPDATE: KAG reports that McCain will not be in Knoxville next week or anytime in the near future.
Apr 18, 2008 1:39 PM
What's in a name: A Chattanooga poultry plant gets raided by Immigration Control and Enforcement Agency. A plant run by a company named "Pilgrim's Pride." Today is the last day to sign up for Debix, the identity theft monitoring company which Metro contracted with to provide free services for registered voters after the Metro Election Commission was compromised during a Christmastime theft. The Tennessee Democratic Party points out that if you subtract monies raised by Senator Lamar Alexander during a major fundraiser where the President of the United States was the star attraction then he only raised $50,000 more than one of his his Democratic opponents during the same period. Praise Lamar!: Newt Gingrich shows a bit of love for Lamar new flat tax proposal. The Nation for Change will hold a rally on April 19, 2008 at the State Capitol at 12 noon until 2:00 p.m in support of Barack Obama for President. Congressman Jimmy Duncan sponsors a bill aimed at reducing the number of unneeded properties in the federal portfolio. So-called "mountaintop removal mining" takes a hit today in the Senate Environment and Conservation Committee when the committee voted 8-1 to ban the practice. Kay Brooks defends Marsha Blackburn against those taking pleasure in the news that the Congressman had some problems with her campaign bookkeeping. The U.S. Supreme Court turned back a constitutional challenge a challenge to Kentucky's three drug execution procedure (one very similar to our own) by a 7-2 vote. Metro political gadfly Mike Byrd continues to investigate whether the Bound'ry violated noise ordinances. Knoxville News Sentinel blogger Michael Silence on Bill Frist's chances at becoming Governor: "The irony is rich. What propelled Frist to a win over out-of-touch [Sen. Jim] Sasser [in 1994] will now keep his anticipated bid for governor from happening. And that's not a diagnosis I need to make over the telephone. The rap on Sasser at the time was that his support was a mile wide and an inch deep. The same can now be said of Frist." The anti-feminist feminism of Marsha: Aunt B. castigates the Nashville Scene for dismissing Marsha Blackburn's insistence that she be referred to as "Congressman" not "Congresswoman." 10 tips to drive traffic to your campaign website. Sassing back to cynicism: Tennessee Democratic Party Chair Gray Sasser declares the Democratic Party united. A Vanderbilt law professor pens an opinion piece on the "Tennessee Plan" for picking judges. Pan to the sound of the guns: Memphis takes the fight on crime to 1984. And finally, independent U.S. Senate candidate Chris Lugo is forced by police to move his peaceful war protest to a more remote spot while a radio station continues to hand out pizza to promote their station in the very same location.
Apr 17, 2008 11:42 AM
- FAHLEKAMP, BROOKE FEYE; KEPLEY, JOHN; KEPLEY, BROOKE FAYE; KEPLEY, BROOKE F
- GLENN, JEREMY; GRAYSON, THERESE S; GRAYSON, ALAN L
- CRABTREE DAVID P GREEN HILLS FAMILY INVESTMENTS LLC; DAVID P CRABTREE GREEN HILLS FAMILY INVESTMENTS LLC; HTC VI PARTNERS
- HAMMOND, GRANT; RADER, ERIC STACEY; RADER, KRISTIN