Category Archives: Blog

03 Feb
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Statements from TNDP Chair: Speaker Harwell and Governor Haslam Just Don’t Get It

Nashville, Tenn. (February 3, 2016) – Speaker Harwell said she is working on a “culture change” since covering up the Durham scandal that broke last month. Tennesseans don’t see a change when she goes from covering up sexual harassment to ...

01 Feb
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The State of the State is a lot of Hot Air

TNDP Chair released the following statement to address tonight’s State of the State address by Governor Bill Haslam: “Governor Haslam has such pretty plans for the year. Sadly, though, our Republican Governor is not a leader. Just look at Insure ...

01 Feb
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TNDP Chair Mary Mancini Addresses Ron Buchanan’s Resignation

Nashville, Tenn. (February 1, 2016) – “Tennessee Republicans seem to have a real problem with women. We already know about their culture of covering up sexual harassment at the state level, but today we learned that Republican Election Commission Chair ...

28 Jan
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TNDP Chair Addresses Speaker Harwell’s Call for AG Investigation into Rep. Durham Situation

Nashville, Tenn. (January 28, 2016) – TNDP Chair Mancini released the following statement to address House Speaker Beth Harwell request to have the state attorney general investigate “the facts surrounding Rep. Jeremy Durham’s ongoing situation:” “The state’s attorney general does ...

25 Jan
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TNDP Chair Mancini Statement on Republican Leadership Failures

Nashville, Tenn. (January 25, 2016) – The sexually inappropriate conduct and continuing investigation of Rep. Jeremy Durham have brought to the surface more than just his unethical behavior and inappropriate conduct.  The mishandling of his offensive behavior by House Republican ...

24 Jan
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Tennessee Democratic Party Chair Mancini on the Passing of John Jay Hooker

Nashville, Tenn (January 24, 2016) – “Today we mourn the loss of the John Jay Hooker, but we also celebrate his extraordinary life. For decades Mr. Hooker was a role model for progressives across Tennessee and the country. Never afraid ...

21 Jan
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TNDP Chair Releases Statement on Republican Senator Steve Dickerson Skipping Out on Important Vote to Stand up for Air Quality in Tennessee

Nashville, Tenn. (January 21, 2016) – Tennessee Democratic Party Chair Mary Mancini issued the following response to Sen. Steve Dickerson (R-Nashville) and his refusal to take a stand on keeping the state’s air quality safe: “Tennessee Republicans passed a bill ...

20 Jan
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: TNDP Statement on School Vouchers Vote in House Finance, Ways & Means Subcommittee

Nashville, Tn (January 20, 2016) The vote today by the House Finance, Ways & Means Subcommittee to move school vouchers forward is a huge blow to public education in Tennessee. Democrats believe that every child in every zip code deserves a free and quality ...

07 Jan
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Statement from Tennessee Democratic Party Chair Mary Mancini on Speaker Harwell’s inaction concerning Rep. Andy Holt (R-Dresden).

Nashville, Tenn. (January 7, 2016) – “It’s been almost a week and Republican House Speaker Beth Harwell still refuses to condemn the reckless and irresponsible statements made by Rep. Andy Holt (R-Dresden) supporting the armed extremists in Oregon and telling ...

05 Jan
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tennessee Democratic Party Chair to Commends President Obama, Sensible Gun Control

Nashville, Tenn. (January 5, 2016) – On Tuesday the Tennessee Democratic Party Chair, Mary Mancini commended President Obama’s action on gun control. “President Obama’s bold action on background checks will help to ensure that our communities are safe and that ...

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