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Chairman Alexander Statement on White House Higher Education Reform Proposal
Chairman Alexander Statement on White House Higher Education Reform Proposal

Senate education committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) released the following statement on the Trump Administration's Higher Education Reform Proposal:

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Editorial Piece from Local Resident: Ovarian Cancer
Editorial Piece from Local Resident: Ovarian Cancer

Editorial Piece from Local Resident: Ovarian Cancer - Last week, I traveled to Washington, DC along with nearly one hundred other ovarian cancer survivors and supporters.

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Congressman Representing Rutherford County Wants More Physical Barriers at Border
Congressman Representing Rutherford County Wants More Physical Barriers at Border

"Weak border security and bad laws are causing a humanitarian crisis at the southern border and in our local communities. Erecting more effective physical barri..."

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Hale Outpaces DesJarlais in Fundraising
Hale Outpaces DesJarlais in Fundraising

The Christopher Hale for Tennessee Campaign raised over $40,000 in the first six weeks according to the campaign's financial disclosure. This figure well outpaced Republican incumbent Scott DesJarlais for the same time period, according to the Hale campaign.

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Phillips Outraises DesJarlais For The Second Consecutive Quarter
Phillips Outraises DesJarlais For The Second Consecutive Quarter

According to her campaign, Mariah Phillips, a public school teacher and candidate for Congress in Tennessee's 4th District, raised over $76,000 in Q2, bringing her total fundraising to nearly $300,000.

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Former U.S. Congressman Bob Clement Endorses Mariah Phillips
Former U.S. Congressman Bob Clement Endorses Mariah Phillips

Today, Mariah Phillips, a public school teacher and candidate for Congress in Tennessee's 4th District, received the endorsement of former Middle Tennessee Congressman Bob Clement.

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Former Judge Bob Corlew to run for the 6th Congressional Seat
Former Judge Bob Corlew to run for the 6th Congressional Seat

Former Judge Bob Corlew has announced his candidacy for the open 6th Congressional Seat in Tennessee via a statement and announcement video.

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MTSU Professor Larry Burriss chimes in on Section 702
MTSU Professor Larry Burriss chimes in on Section 702

Warrantless searches on Americans? Viewing their phone records or texts? This past week Congress passed a six-year extension to "Section 702." MTSU Professor Larry Burris stated...

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Republicans' agenda in Congress and US Veterans
Republicans' agenda in Congress and US Veterans

Veterans issues are at the forefront of House Republicans' agenda in Congress. Monday (7/24/17), Rep. Scott DesJarlais, M.D., voted for bills to fund the Veterans Choice program...

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Congressman DesJarlais excited to talk red meat issues at T-Bones and Politics event in Lascassas
Congressman DesJarlais excited to talk red meat issues at T-Bones and Politics event in Lascassas

Congressman DesJarlais released a statement saying, "I'm excited to talk red meat issues with true Tennessee conservatives at this year's T-Bones and Politics dinner. Now more than ever, it's crucial that conservatives stand and fight for our beliefs."

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Matheny Running for U.S. Congress
Matheny Running for U.S. Congress

State Rep. Judd Matheny has formally announced he is a candidate in the Republican primary for Congress in Tennessee's Sixth Congressional District.

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The Middle Tennessee campaign kickoff for Republican Candidate for U.S. Congress Jack Maddux
The Middle Tennessee campaign kickoff for Republican Candidate for U.S. Congress Jack Maddux

Republican candidate for U.S. Congress, Jack Maddux, will be kicking off a series of events in middle Tennessee over the weekend of June 23-25.

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DesJarlais Wins GOP Nomination in 4th U.S. Congressional District
DesJarlais Wins GOP Nomination in 4th U.S. Congressional District

Republican U.S. Congressman Scott DesJarlais has won re-nomination to another two year term.

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Steven Reynolds Launches Campaign for Congress
Steven Reynolds Launches Campaign for Congress

Steven Reynolds, the Democratic candidate for US Congress in Tennessee's Fourth Congressional District, launched his campaign.

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Murfreesboro Man allegedly threatened to kill members of Congress
Murfreesboro Man allegedly threatened to kill members of Congress

Murfreesboro Police responded to the area of Oak Hill Drive after receiving word that a 29-year old had allegedly stated that he wanted to drive to Washington, DC to "Shoot members of congress."

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Congressman DesJarlais Statement on Dismissal of Lawsuit Against the IRS for Targeting Conservatives

Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D. (TN-04) issued the following statement regarding last week's decision by D.C. District Judge Reggie B. Walton...

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DesJarlais Still Leading Tracy in 4th District Congressional Race
DesJarlais Still Leading Tracy in 4th District Congressional Race

Congressman Scott DesJarlais holds a 38-vote lead over State Senator Jim Tracy. Most of the provisional ballots are in from the district's 16 counties, with only 14 of those ballots counted.

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Tracy/DesJarlais Race Very Tight
Tracy/DesJarlais Race Very Tight

The race between Fourth District Congressman Scott DesJarlais and challenger Jim Tracy is as close as a race can be. With all of the precincts reporting, the unofficial tally reported to the state from the district show DesJarlais 35 votes ahead of Tracy.

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Politics: Joe Carr, Candidate for U.S. Senate - Releases statement on Senator Lamar Alexander

TN State Rep. and U.S. Senate candidate Joe Carr released the following statement in reaction to Sen. Lamar Alexander going negative and attacking Carr:

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Did you know that 7 residents are running against Congressman Scott DesJarlais? Meet John Anderson, who has been sleeping in a tent...
Did you know that 7 residents are running against Congressman Scott DesJarlais? Meet John Anderson, who has been sleeping in a tent...

A Bell Buckle man by the name of John Anderson is hiking about 700-miles in a trek that he is calling “A Journey to Congress.” Each night, he sleeps in some of the most beautiful valley's and hilltops of Middle Tennessee...

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UPDATE: Congressman DesJarlais beginning treatment this week for cancer

Congressman DesJarlais will be receiving care in Chattanooga, which will begin this week with the majority of it occurring during the August Congressional recess.

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Post Office May End Door to Door Delivery

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Door to door delivery from the U.S. Postal Service could end if a proposal working its way through Congress becomes law.

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POLITICS:  Republican Liberty Caucus endorses Murfreesboro man for Congress
POLITICS: Republican Liberty Caucus endorses Murfreesboro man for Congress

The Republican Liberty Caucus (RLC) has announced that they endorse Murfreesboro resident Steve Lane for the United States House - Tennessee’s Fourth District. 

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The Joe Carr for U.S. Senate Campaign Raising Lots of Cash!

The Carr for U.S. Senate Campaign filed its fourth-quarter FEC fundraising report showing $405,150 cash on hand, $251,173 raised in the fourth-quarter, and $609,154 in total receipts for the campaign to date.

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Jim Tracy for Congress Brings In Over $150,000 for 4th Quarter
Jim Tracy for Congress Brings In Over $150,000 for 4th Quarter

“The 4th quarter fundraising numbers clearly show Jim Tracy’s momentum in the 4th District,” said Tracy for Congress Finance Chairman Shane Reeves.

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Keeping Score? Jim Tracy Has $921,649 and Scott DesJarlais Has $171,000, According to Jim Tracy
Keeping Score? Jim Tracy Has $921,649 and Scott DesJarlais Has $171,000, According to Jim Tracy
The Jim Tracy for Congress campaign announced that it has raised $921,649 in 9 months raising $181,721 to round out the third financial quarter.
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More on the 4th Congressional District Race (With Audio)
More on the 4th Congressional District Race (With Audio)
Joe Carr dropped out of the 4th Congressional District Race today at a press conference held in Murfreesboro leaving the race to a head to head matchup between State Senator Jim Tracy and Scott Desjarlais.
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Not So Friendly Letter Asks Senator Lamar Alexander to Step Down
Not So Friendly Letter Asks Senator Lamar Alexander to Step Down
"We urge you to conclude your long and notable career by retiring with dignity instead of fighting against a serious conservative primary challenger who would expose to all Tennessee voters the actual history of your voting record."
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(Video) U.S. Senator Alexander: Senate Action on Student Loans Lowers Interest Rates for 200,000 Tennesseans Going to College This Fall
(Video) U.S. Senator Alexander: Senate Action on Student Loans Lowers Interest Rates for 200,000 Tennesseans Going to College This Fall
Rates on all new undergraduate loans taken out this year since July 1 will be 3.86 percent, cutting the current rate nearly in half.
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Monteagle Democrat Considering Run Against DesJarlais, Carr and Tracy for 4th Congressional Seat
Monteagle Democrat Considering Run Against DesJarlais, Carr and Tracy for 4th Congressional Seat
According to an article about Sherrell posted by the Tennessee Democratic Party in 2012, “As an activist and Obama campaigner, she learned that the best way to organize is through building one-on-one relationships with like-minded individuals who share a desire for a better America and a better Tennessee.”
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Jim Tracy for Congress Raises Quarter-Million in Second Quarter

The Jim Tracy for Congress campaign announced in a Wednesday press release it raised $303,000 in the second fundraising quarter. 

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UPDATE: State Representative Joe Carr Announces Event in His Run for Congress
UPDATE: State Representative Joe Carr Announces Event in His Run for Congress
The cost to attend the reception is $250 per couple and the cost to host the reception is $1,000 per couple.
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Representative Scott DesJarlais Votes Against Legislation Raising the Debt Limit
Representative Scott DesJarlais Votes Against Legislation Raising the Debt Limit
Congressman DesJarlais voted against legislation that raises the debt limit.
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State Senator Tracy Out To Unseat U.S. Congressman DesJarlais
On Wednesday (1/2/2013) morning, State Senator Jim Tracy officially announced that he would be seeking the U.S. Congressional seat currently held by Dr. Scott DesJarlais in the 4th District.
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