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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Chip Forrester sent a letter Thursday to members of the State Republican Executive Committee urging them to take action against Congressman Scott DesJarlais.
Forrester says the committee members could strip the congressman of his Republican Party membership or pass a resolution seeking his ouster.
“The constituents [...]Continue Reading →
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – In response to the Tennessee Republican Party’s sudden interest in “basic ethics,” Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Chip Forrester released the following statement condemning the Republican establishment for staying dead silent on the unethical and morally repugnant behavior of Congressman Scott Desjarlais:
“Seven days have passed since Dr. Desjarlais admitted he had a [...]Continue Reading →
It looks like the inmates are now running the asylum in the Tennessee Republican Party. The Tennessean reports that county Republican parties across the state are circulating resolutions attacking Governor Haslam for hiring a Muslim, allowing gay and lesbians to serve in his cabinet, and for allowing those who served their country by working [...]Continue Reading →
It’s crystal clear that Tennesseans have soundly rejected the extremist GOP agenda rammed through the state legislature this year.
A new, statewide Vanderbilt University poll found that support for the Republican-led state legislature has “plummeted 20 percentage points since January.”Continue Reading →
After just five months of Republican control in the General Assembly and the Governor’s mansion, things in Tennessee are getting worse.
“How bad is it?” Wendi Thomas of The Memphis Commercial Appeal wrote. “It’s so bad I may have to say I’m from Mississippi.”Continue Reading →
On June 15, 2011 By TNDP
Bredesen Administration, House Leadership Boosts Tennessee to Sixth in Nation
(Nashville) – Tennessee jumped to sixth in the nation in economic growth last year and House Democrats are calling on the new Republican majority to keep in place the current job recruitment and economic development structure.
Tennessee accomplished stellar economic improvement last year moving up [...]Continue Reading →
Representative Scott DesJarlais (TN-04) misled his constituents in a recent op-ed about his vote to end Medicare. DesJarlais falsely claimed that the House Republican budget would “allow us to keep Medicare as it is for people, ages 55 and older” and Medicare would become “the same sort of plan that [he has] as a Member [...]Continue Reading →
On May 25, 2011 By TNDP
Jobs aren’t the only thing you can’t find in Tennessee, we’re also in the middle of a major leadership crisis.
Democrats won the fight to include jobless benefits for 28,000 Tennesseans in the final state budget, but it wasn’t without callous and incorrect dissent from Republicans.Continue Reading →
Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey has a bad habit of croonyism and cooking up special government deals for his friends. Sadly, for the Lt. Governor, it’s business as usual.Continue Reading →
On May 17, 2011 By TNDP
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May 17, 2011
$60M in Federal Jobless Benefits for 28,000 Tennesseans Lost if Republicans Fail to Act
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Chip Forrester issued the following statement urging Gov. Bill Haslam and Republican legislators to pass law to reinstate jobless benefits for 28,000 Tennesseans:
Partisan politics [...]Continue Reading →
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