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Blackburn, DesJarlias to Host Rally for State Senate Candidate Shane Reeves
Blackburn, DesJarlias to Host Rally for State Senate Candidate Shane Reeves

Republican candidate for the state senate district 14 special election, Shane Reeves, announced that Congressmen Marsha Blackburn and Scott DesJarlais will be campaigning with him in Murfreesboro this coming Saturday.

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New Joe Carr Radio Ads
New Joe Carr Radio Ads

Conservative Republican Joe Carr has launched a new series of radio ads on stations throughout the 14th State Senate District.

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State Rep. Pat Marsh Endorses State Senate Candidate Shane Reeves
State Rep. Pat Marsh Endorses State Senate Candidate Shane Reeves

State Rep. Pat Marsh announced today his endorsement of Shane Reeves for the seat that was vacated by Jim Tracy back in November.

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Special Election Date for Tracy's State Senate Seat Set
Special Election Date for Tracy's State Senate Seat Set

Dates for the special election to fill the open state senate seat for Rutherford and adjoining counties has been set by Governor Haslam.

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State Senate Candidate Shane Reeves Announces Teb Batey as Campaign Treasurer and First Fundraiser
State Senate Candidate Shane Reeves Announces Teb Batey as Campaign Treasurer and First Fundraiser

Republican Candidate for the 14th District Special Election Senate Primary, Shane Reeves, formally announced his campaign treasurer and first fundraiser today led by Campaign Finance Director, Rachel Barrett.

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Tracy Endorses Reeves to Fill His Senate Seat
Tracy Endorses Reeves to Fill His Senate Seat

Former State Senator Jim Tracy, who resigned his position this week to accept a job as state director of the USDA, has endorsed Shane Reeves to replace him.

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Another Local State Senate Seat Open
Another Local State Senate Seat Open

Now that State Senator Jim Tracy has been named Tennessee Director of the USDA, that will leave a void in the upper chamber.

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Shane Reeves to Seek Tracy's Senate Seat
Shane Reeves to Seek Tracy's Senate Seat

Murfreesboro business man and former owner of Reeves-Sain Family of Medical Services, Shane Reeves, intends to run as a Republican candidate for the 14th State Senatorial District.

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Carr Seeks Tracy's State Senate Seat
Carr Seeks Tracy's State Senate Seat

Former State Representative Joe Carr formally announces his candidacy to represent Tennessee's 14th Senate District of the Tennessee General Assembly.

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Jim Tracy Named TN Rural Development Director
Jim Tracy Named TN Rural Development Director

State Senate Speaker Pro Tempore Jim Tracy has been named state director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

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Sen. Tracy praises law enforcement response to protests in Shelbyville and Murfreesboro this weekend
Sen. Tracy praises law enforcement response to protests in Shelbyville and Murfreesboro this weekend

Senate Speaker Pro Tempore Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) made the following statement regarding the efforts of law enforcement this weekend in Murfreesboro and Shelbyville:

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Senator Jim Tracy praises actions by governor to ensure taxpayers don't pay welfare to able bodied people
Senator Jim Tracy praises actions by governor to ensure taxpayers don't pay welfare to able bodied people

Senate Speaker Pro Tempore Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) praised action taken by Governor Bill Haslam Monday (9/18/17) to reinstate federal work requirements for able-bodied adults without dependents...

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VIDEO: Governor Announces $1M Grant for Mercury Boulevard Sidewalks
VIDEO: Governor Announces $1M Grant for Mercury Boulevard Sidewalks

Governor Bill Haslam joined state and local officials at the Patterson Park Community Center to make a special Transportation Alternative Grant announcement.

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TN Senator Tracy announces signing of the Teacher Bill of Rights
TN Senator Tracy announces signing of the Teacher Bill of Rights

Senator Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) announced the ceremonial signing of Senate Bill 14 which creates a list of rights and protections afforded to Tennessee educators.

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Senator Jim Tracy Against Sanctuary Cities in Tennessee
Senator Jim Tracy Against Sanctuary Cities in Tennessee

Senate Speaker Pro Tempore Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville), who passed a law in 2009 preventing any city in Tennessee from becoming a "sanctuary city" for illegal aliens, said any action taken by Metro Government of Nashville to try to skirt it will draw a strong legislative response.

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Legislation Seeks to Provide At-Cost Tuition to Designated Individuals
Legislation Seeks to Provide At-Cost Tuition to Designated Individuals

Representative Bryan Terry, MD (R-Murfreesboro) and State Senator Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) announced the "Blood, Sweat, and Tears Tuition Act", a measure to allow certain individuals to receive "at-cost" tuition at Tennessee public universities.

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Senator Tracy appointed Speaker Pro Tempore of the Tennessee Senate
Senator Tracy appointed Speaker Pro Tempore of the Tennessee Senate

State Senator Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) has been appointed Speaker Pro Tempore of the Tennessee Senate. The announcement was made by Lt. Governor Randy McNally today as the 110th General Assembly concluded their organizational session.

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Tracy Re-Elected to State Senate
Tracy Re-Elected to State Senate

State Senator Jim Tracy wins the 14th District seat by nearly 35-thousand votes over Gayle Jordan.

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Recent Senate Candidate in Rutherford County Arrested in Cumberland County, TN
Recent Senate Candidate in Rutherford County Arrested in Cumberland County, TN

A Rutherford County man who recently ran for office against State Senator Jim Tracy (District 14), has been arrested in Cumberland County, Tennessee.

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Senator Jim Tracy Suggests that Immigrants are Not Being Vetted
Senator Jim Tracy Suggests that Immigrants are Not Being Vetted

"Although I respect the Governor's opinion on many state issues, I am not at all convinced that vetting is being done properly to protect the safety of our citizens..."

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Senator Jim Tracy endorsed by the National Federation of Independent Business
Senator Jim Tracy endorsed by the National Federation of Independent Business

State Senator Jim Tracy who serves Rutherford, Bedford, and Moore Counties has earned key endorsements from the National Federation of Independent Business...

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State Senator Tracy Named
State Senator Tracy Named "Taxpayer Hero"

State Senator Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) has received a more than perfect score of 101 percent from Americans for Prosperity (AFP), as the group named him a "Taxpayer Hero." Senator Tracy represents Bedford, Lincoln, Marshall, Moore and parts of Rutherford Counties.

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TN joining nine other states in filing a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education and the Department of Justice
TN joining nine other states in filing a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education and the Department of Justice

State Senator Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) made the following statement regarding Tennessee joining nine other states in filing a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education and the Department of Justice:

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Local Home Builder Announces He is Running Against Senator Jim Tracy
Local Home Builder Announces He is Running Against Senator Jim Tracy

Rutherford County homebuilder Steve Lane announced he is running for state Senate in district 14, the seat currently occupied by longtime incumbent Sen. Jim Tracy.

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Statement from Sen. Jim Tracy regarding new Comptroller report on theft of funds to feed hungry children
Statement from Sen. Jim Tracy regarding new Comptroller report on theft of funds to feed hungry children

State Senator Jim Tracy, R-Shelbyville, made the following statement after Tennessee Comptroller Justin Wilson released a new special investigative report regarding the theft of $162,165 from federal grant funds administered by the Department of Human Services (DHS) to feed hungry children.

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Legislation filed to restore Tennessee's highway find of $261,000,000
Legislation filed to restore Tennessee's highway find of $261,000,000

State Representative Eddie Smith (R-Knoxville) and State Senator Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) officially announced they have filed legislation to restore approximately $261 million that was raided from the state's highway fund between 2001 and 2007.

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Senator Jim Tracy says he wants to hear from you about our local roads
Senator Jim Tracy says he wants to hear from you about our local roads

Senate Transportation and Safety Committee Chairman Jim Tracy, (R-Shelbyville) today released a schedule for meetings across the state to discuss Tennessee's roads and transportation needs.

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Senator Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) wants the state to be repaid by the tune of $280 million
Senator Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) wants the state to be repaid by the tune of $280 million

Senate Transportation Committee Chairman Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) called for repayment of $280 million raided from the state's highway fund from 2001 to 2007.

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Red Light Camera Bill Could Die in State Senate

Legislation prohibiting red-light camera enforcement, such as Murfreesboro's system, made it through one legislative committee but could hit a wall in the Senate.

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Sen. Tracy's Mother, Betty Jean, Passes Away
Sen. Tracy's Mother, Betty Jean, Passes Away

The mother of State Senator Jim Tracy, Betty Jean Smith Tracy, passed away. She died Monday in Shelbyville.

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Two local senators appointed to key positions in Tennessee

State Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) and Senator Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) have been appointed to key committees in the State Senate.

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Former Murfreesboro Mayor Tommy Bragg endorses democrat Lenda Sherrell for seat currently held by Congressman DesJarlais
Former Murfreesboro Mayor Tommy Bragg endorses democrat Lenda Sherrell for seat currently held by Congressman DesJarlais

Former Murfreesboro Mayor Tommy Bragg endorsed Lenda Sherrell as his choice for Congressional District 4...

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State Senator Jim Tracy will not contest the race allowing Congressman Scott DesJarlais to quietly take the win in the Republican Primary
State Senator Jim Tracy will not contest the race allowing Congressman Scott DesJarlais to quietly take the win in the Republican Primary

State Senator Jim Tracy who recently ran a close race against Congressman Scott DesJarlais in the 4th District has decided not to challenge the votes that were cast.

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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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Who will win between Jim Tracy and Incumbent Scott DesJarlais? Tracy stated...

The election process is still at work between Jim Tracy who ran against incumbent Congressman Scott DesJarlais. Below is a statement WGNS received from Jim Tracy:

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IS IT OVER? According to DesJarlais - It's Official that he won
IS IT OVER? According to DesJarlais - It's Official that he won

The election is officially over at this point for Jim Tracy, unless he asks for a recount.

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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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Grant approved for Smyrna Parks
Grant approved for Smyrna Parks

The funds will be used for planning and construction of a neighborhood park including playground, walking trails, shelter, restroom facilities, picnic tables, benches and associated parking areas.

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Jim Tracy gets nod from State Rep. Kevin Brooks and Scott DesJarlais gets support of NRA
Jim Tracy gets nod from State Rep. Kevin Brooks and Scott DesJarlais gets support of NRA

State Representative Kevin Brooks announced today his endorsement of Jim Tracy over incumbent Scott DesJarlais while the NRA announces they endorse DesJarlais...

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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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TN Arts Commission awards grants nearing $60k in Rutherford County
TN Arts Commission awards grants nearing $60k in Rutherford County

Senator Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) and Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) announced today that six arts grants have been awarded in Rutherford County from the Tennessee Arts Commission with a combined total of $59,140. 

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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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Political: Jim Tracy Campaign says they are doing well
Political: Jim Tracy Campaign says they are doing well

The Jim Tracy for Congress campaign announced that it raised more than $172,000 in the first quarter of 2014. T

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Interns from MTSU Dive Into Politics and Lend a Helping Hand
Interns from MTSU Dive Into Politics and Lend a Helping Hand

State Sen. Bill Ketron, R-Murfreesboro, was so impressed with intern Sara Mejia-Gomez that he involved her in the research for his proposal to study the feasibility of a monorail from Murfreesboro to Nashville.

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Jim Tracy Officially Filed Petition for US Congress

Republican Jim Tracy officially filed his petition with the Tennessee State Division of Elections to be a candidate on the ballot for the 4th District Congressional Primary Race on August 7, 2014.

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Two Local Lawmakers Awarded Top Honors By Conservative Group
Two Local Lawmakers Awarded Top Honors By Conservative Group

The American Conservative Union (ACU), the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots conservative organization, this week announced State Representative Mike Sparks (R–Smyrna) and State Senator Jim Tracy (R–Shelbyville) have been awarded the A-C-U ‘Defender of Liberty’ award.

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Senator Tracy Receives High Honor from the American Conservative Union

Fourth District Congressional candidate Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) received a high honor Thursday from the American Conservative Union, the nation’s most prominent conservative policy organization. 

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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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Registry of Election Finance has Dismissed Complaint Against Senator Tracy (R)
Registry of Election Finance has Dismissed Complaint Against Senator Tracy (R)

The state Registry of Election Finance has dismissed a complaint filed against state Sen. Jim Tracy over a pancake breakfast he held in 2012 for constituents.

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Citizens United Political Victory Fund Endorses Jim Tracy in Run for Congress
Citizens United Political Victory Fund Endorses Jim Tracy in Run for Congress
Citizens United Political Victory Fund (CUPVF), the affiliated PAC of Citizens United, announced this morning their support of conservative candidate Jim Tracy in Tennessee’s 4th Congressional District Primary Election against incumbent Congressman Scott DesJarlais.
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Major James Walls Memorial Highway Naming
Major James Walls Memorial Highway Naming
The community is invited to remember a World War II hero and Smyrna business legend. South Lowery Street, from Stewarts Creek to Highway 840 is being renamed "Major James Walls Memorial Highway" in a ceremony Friday at 2pm. 
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World War II hero James Walls will be Honored on Friday
World War II hero James Walls will be Honored on Friday
Major Walls, who passed away on March 5th of last year, was a well-known member of the Smyrna community and founder of the local Omni Hut restaurant.
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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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State Senator Jim Tracy Said America Should Not Use Military Force Against Syria as Suggested by President Obama
State Senator Jim Tracy Said America Should Not Use Military Force Against Syria as Suggested by President Obama
Republican 4th district candidate Jim Tracy stated Wednesday that President Obama’s lack of a strategic plan for military force in Syria should result in a no vote.
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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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UPDATE: State Representative Joe Car to Challenge U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander - With Audio
UPDATE: State Representative Joe Car to Challenge U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander - With Audio
"The decision follows months of pleas from conservative activists along with House and Senate members of the Tennessee General Assembly."
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TN Senator Jim Tracy Comments on Congress and the Implementation of Obamacare
TN Senator Jim Tracy Comments on Congress and the Implementation of Obamacare
“Before the U.S. House adjourns for its August recess, it should pass a new spending authority that bans any further expenditure for the expansion of Medicaid or the implementation of Obamacare,” said Tracy.
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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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UPDATE: Jim Tracy
UPDATE: Jim Tracy "For Congress" Raises Over $700,000

“The 2nd quarter fundraising numbers clearly show Jim Tracy’s support in the 4th district,” said Tracy for Congress Finance Chairman Shane Reeves.

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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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TN Senator Jim Tracy Says Congressional Immigration Bill Passed by Congress is No Good

“It is my hope that the House will reject this bill and focus instead on the most pressing problem in immigration and that is securing the border while rejecting amnesty."

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Congressman DesJarlais and Senator Corker Give Their Opinion on the Newly Passed Immigration Bill

WGNS received an official statement from U-S Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D. (Republican of the 4th District Representing Rutherford County).

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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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Senator Jim Tracy Named to Council of State Governments (CSG) Transportation Public Policy Committee
“I am excited to have this opportunity to benefit our state as well as the nation,” said Senator Tracy. “I’m grateful to Lt. Governor Ramsey for the appointment.”
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Jim Tracy Dominates 4th Congressional District Fundraising
The Jim Tracy for Congress campaign today announced that it raised nearly $450,000 in the first fundraising quarter, a total over six times the amount incumbent DesJarlais was able to raise in his last fundraising quarter where he was unchallenged.
 
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TN Senator Tracy receives "Housing Hero" award
State Senator Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) has received the “Housing Hero” award from Tennessee homebuilders for his efforts to bring affordable housing to citizens across the state.  
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Two grants for the Murfreesboro Airport confirmed
State Senators Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) and Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) said Friday they have been informed by the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) that the Murfreesboro Municipal Airport will receive two grants totaling $37,000.
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Bill to require ultrasound before terminating a pregnancy a NO-GO
State Senator Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) and Representative Rick Womick (R-Rockvale) announced today they will not seek passage of a bill this year to require abortion providers show or describe an ultrasound image to a woman before the procedure can be performed. 
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Concussion Legislation Clears Senate; House This Week
Concussion Legislation Clears Senate; House This Week
Schools and other organizations with youth athletic programs would be required to adopt concussion policies under a proposal that passed the Senate. 
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Senator Tracy’s bill to ban the misuse of welfare benefits through EBT cards
Senator Tracy’s bill to ban the misuse of welfare benefits through EBT cards
“It is outrageous that these benefit cards, which are meant to help feed families with children in times of desperate need, are reported to have been misused for purchases like alcohol, gambling and adult cabarets”
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Final bill submitted this past week in the 108th General Assembly of Tennessee
Final bill submitted this past week in the 108th General Assembly of Tennessee
108th Assembly met the final bill submission deadline on Thursday, closing the opportunity for further legislation to be introduced this year.
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Sen. Tracy still eyeing measure to require women thinking about abortion to undergo ultrasound
Sen. Tracy still eyeing measure to require women thinking about abortion to undergo ultrasound
The waiting period aspect of the bill could also bring up constitutional questions because of a 2000 Tennessee Supreme Court ruling that struck down a waiting period for abortions.
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TN Sen. Jim Tracy suggests new bill to help protect children who get a concussion playing sports
TN Sen. Jim Tracy suggests new bill to help protect children who get a concussion playing sports
Tennessee is one of seven states that do not regulate sports concussion problems. Treatment for sports-related concussions in Tennessee jumped by 74 percent from 2007 to 2010.
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Senator Tracy files resolution asking Congress to balance its budget
Senator Tracy files resolution asking Congress to balance its budget
The federal government should act now in practicing fiscal responsibility according to State Senator Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) who filed a resolution in the Tennessee State Senate urging Congress to immediately adopt a balanced budget.  Forty nine states, including Tennessee, maintain balanced budgets through a constitutional requirement or by state statute.  
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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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