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Tennessee House Republicans reelects Curtis Johnson as Speaker Pro Tempore

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee House Republicans met this week in Nashville to elect new leadership to guide the GOP caucus during the 110th General Assembly set to begin in January.

During the meeting, State Representative Curtis Johnson (R–Clarksville) was reelected by his peers as Speaker Pro Tempore.

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

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GOP candidates for Tennessee State Senate post million-dollar lead in war chests

 

Tennessee Senate Republican Caucus

Election 2012Nashville, TN – Republican candidates for state Senate have a massive financial lead going in to the final days of their campaigns according to reports posted on the Tennessee Registry of Election Finance’s website.

The reports, released late Wednesday, show Republican candidates with an over 2-to-1 cash on hand lead going into the final days of the campaign season. «Read the rest of this article»

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There’s A Reason They Call It “Super” Tuesday

 

For months the national media spotlight has shined upon relatively small states that do not reflect the depth and breadth of America but which have been able to maneuver themselves into political relevance because of “history” and “tradition”. Iowa, which showed us they can’t even do an accurate count of their own caucus and had to “declare” a winner despite the results from eight precincts having gone “missing” never to be recovered, went first in the GOP nomination process.

Three weeks AFTER the “all important” Iowa Caucuses, which turned out about 120,000 voters – approximately the votes needed to win most congressional races, the Iowa GOP brain trust finally awarded the “win” to Rick Santorum, who they had initially declared the narrow loser to Mitt Romney. I always wondered where the folks that brought us the “hanging chad” debacle in Florida would turn up…apparently they all moved to Iowa. «Read the rest of this article»

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The Tennnessee House GOP Review

 

The House GOP Review is a weekly feature that gives Tennesseans an in-depth look at what our Republican state legislators have been working on this week, and a glimpse into what’s planned for the coming week at our state house. This week’s highlights:

  • Sanctuary cities
  • Recognizing home school & church diplomas
  • Guns in restaurants
  • Unemployment trust fund
  • Tennessee statehood day

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The Tennnessee House GOP Review

 

The House GOP Review is a weekly feature that gives Tennesseans an in-depth look at what our Republican state legislators have been working on this week, and a glimpse into what’s planned for the coming week at our state house. This week’s highlights:

  • Abortion
  • Charter Schools

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The Tennnessee House GOP Review

 

The House GOP Review is a weekly feature that gives Tennesseans an in-depth look at what our Republican state legislators have been working on this week, and a glimpse into what’s planned for the coming week at our state house. This week’s highlights:

  • State Sovereignty
  • Charter Schools
  • SJR 127 (Abortion)
  • Appropriations

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GOP Week in Review

 

Senate State and Local Government Committee approves election integrity bill and legislation honoring Republican Majority on State Election Commission

gopNASHVILLE, TN:  Legislation protecting the integrity of elections in Tennessee overcame its first hurdle towards passage this week with approval by the Senate State and Local Government Committee.   The bill requires voters to provide photo identification to guard against fraud and assure only U.S. citizens vote.

“Unfortunately, we know that voter fraud exists and that there are people who try to be dishonest in an election,” said Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro), Chairman of the Committee and sponsor of the bill.  “This bill aims to curtail such abuse by making sure those persons voting are who they say they are.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Ramsey tells Williams: “Quit! Become an Independent!”

 

Rep. Kent Williams, Speaker of the House, TN General Assembly

Rep. Kent Williams, Speaker of the House, 106th Tennessee General Assembly

In the apparently ongoing uproar over the newly elected House Speaker’s continued and unrepentant presence in the Republican Party, harsh feelings persist.

In an unprecedented move, Republican Lt. Governor and Speaker of the Senate Ron Ramsey has told his fellow Republican, House Speaker Kent Williams, that he ought to quit the Republican Party. «Read the rest of this article»

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Republican National Committee elects first Black Chairman to lead the ‘Party of Lincoln!’

 

With the world still reveling in the afterglow of the inauguration of Barack Obama as the first African American to hold office as President of the United States, the Republican Party has taken unique steps in its own right to change the face and tone of the modern day ‘Party of Lincoln.’

Michael S. Steele at 2008 Republican Natl Convention

Michael S. Steele at 2008 Republican National Convention

Michael S. Steele, former lieutenant governor of Maryland, was elected chairman of the Republican National Committee on January 30. He is the first African American to ever hold this position. Prior to his elevation to RNC Chairman, Steele served as chairman of GOPAC and worked as a partner at the law firm of Dewey & LeBoeuf.

He was elected and served as Lieutenant Governor of Maryland from 2003 to 2007. Steele was the first African American to hold a state-wide office in Maryland and the first Republican lieutenant governor in Maryland’s history. During his tenure as lieutenant governor, he was the highest-ranking African American elected official in the United States. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee House GOP takes majority

 

Nashville TN: The Tennessee House Republican Caucus made history last night as Republican victories in legislative races across the state gave the caucus the majority of the state House for the first time in nearly 150 years. Leader Jason Mumpower (R-Bristol) stood with leaders and newly elected members on Wednesday to announce the historical wins and introduce the ten new Republican representatives.

“Today is a historic day in the state of Tennessee. Our candidates earned the votes of Tennesseans, and took nothing for granted. We are extremely grateful to the voters of Tennessee for giving us the chance to lead, and we would like to thank all of the hardworking volunteers for their contribution to this historic moment.” ~~  Jason Mumpower «Read the rest of this article»

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