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State Republicans Identify with Trump

Tennessee Republican leaders say they can identify with the appeal of plain spoken GOP Presidential hopeful Donald Trump. But the controversial billionaire hasn’t won any endorsements from elected officials. Fourth District Representative School Desjarlais tells The Murfreesboro News Journal that … Continue reading

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Activist Starrett to Challenge DesJarlais in GOP Primary

A Republican activist from Murfreesboro is announcing a challenge to scandal-plagued U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais in next year’s GOP primary in the 4th Congressional District. Grant Starrett, a former staffer on former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, said he … Continue reading

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DesJarlais Votes Against Emergency Funding

Fourth┬áDistrict Congressman Scott DesJarlais 1 of 50 Republican Congressmen who bucked party leadership to vote against emergency funding of the Department of Homeland Security Friday. The Jasper Republican joined other Tea Party members in voting against the one week extension. … Continue reading

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Lenda Sherrell may Run for Party Chairman

Unsuccessful 4th District Congressional candidate Lenda Sherrell says she might seek the Chairman’s post of the demoralized and defeated Tennessee Democratic Party. The retired Monteagle accountant ran a spirited but losing effort last week to unseat incumbent Rep. Scott DesJarlais. … Continue reading

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Republican Lawmakers Re-Elected

  As expected Republican incumbent Tennessee Lawmakers were easily re-elected during Tuesday balloting. 4th District Republican Congressman Scott DesJarlais easily turned back a challenge by Monteagle Democrat Leenda Sherril. DesJarlais, winning his 3rd term, picked up nearly 60 percent of … Continue reading

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Jim Tracy Unsuccessful in Unseating DesJarlais

Shelbyville Republican State Senator Jim Tracy spent more than $1.3 million in his unsuccessful bid to unseat 4th district congressman Scott DesJarlais. Tracy last week reported his primary challenge burned through campaign contributions at a spending rate of more than … Continue reading

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Tracy Concedes to DesJarlais

State Senator Jim Tracy said he will not contest his loss to incumbent Representative Scott DesJarlais in the Republican primary election for the Fourth Congressional District. In a statement issued Monday morning, Tracy said he had called DesJarlais to concede … Continue reading

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