Adding a Layer of Accountability to Judicial Appointments in Tennessee
“You want two things in judges,” Justin Owen, president of the Beacon Center of Tennessee, a told me in a recent interview. “You want them to be independent and you want them to be accountable.”
This is the goal of …
Bob Cooper Replaced as Tennessee Attorney General
Rejecting incumbent Democrat Robert Cooper, the Tennessee supreme court has selected Herbert Slatery III, the first Republican in state history to serve as the state’s next attorney general, the Tennessean reports.
Slatery, 62, served as Gov. Bill Haslam’s chief legal counsel …
A Clear, Direct Campaign Slogan: 'This Is All About the Raccoon.'
Who says Tennessee Republicans don’t have a wide variety of options?
A Tennessee man who lost his pet raccoon after a video of him showering with his other raccoon went viral on YouTube is running for governor in order to …
Making Progress in Tennessee
Tennessee is closer than ever to adopting a method of judicial selection that every Tennessean could be proud of.
Yesterday afternoon, the Tennessee Senate approved by voice vote an amendment (SJR 710) that would bring Tennessee’s judicial-selection method more in …
GOP AG Chair ‘Guardedly Optimistic’ about Nov.
Alan Wilson, chairman of the Republican Attorneys General Association told me in a phone interview he is feeling “very good” about GOP incumbent attorneys general holding onto their jobs this November.
Of the 25 seats Republicans currently hold nationwide, 17 are up …
The 2014 Governors' Races That Aren't Really Races
From the Tuesday edition of the Morning Jolt:
The 2014 Governors’ Races That Have No Actual Races
Yesterday I mentioned that Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval heads into 2014’s general election with no major competitors on the Democratic side. There are two …
Dramatic Shifts in Early Voting in Tennessee, North Carolina
Charles, a Campaign Spot reader in Tennessee, took a look at the totals after the first day of early voting in his state:
All Obama Counties in Tennessee
All McCain Counties in Tennessee (except Henry which has not …
TN Dem Says Pelosi Should Step Down
Like most Democrats this year, Tennessee congressional candidate Brett Carter would like to distance himself as much as possible from the party leadership. But Carter is taking that sentiment to a whole new level, saying it is “incumbent” on House …