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Report: Billy Spivey ‘Disqualified’ from Running in State Senate Special Election ‘Due to an Unpaid Fine,’ Says Appeal is ‘Likely’

The Shelbyville Times-Gazette reported on Friday that former State Rep. Billy Spivey (R-Lewisburg) has been “disqualified” from running in the State Senate District 14 special election to replace former State Sen. Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) “due to an unpaid fine levied by the Tennessee Bureau of Ethics and Campaign Finance.” The…

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Mackler Withdraws from Senate Race to Clear Democratic Field For Bredesen, Launches Anti-Blackburn PAC

Democrat James Mackler announced on Thursday that he is withdrawing from the race to replace retiring Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN), a move that clears the Democratic field for front-runner, 74-year-old former Gov. Phil Bredesen. Mackler also launched a political action committee called “Believe in Service” to “continue holding anti-service extremists like…

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U.S. Attorney Michael Dunavant Files Identity Fraud Charges Against 20 Illegal Immigrants Arrested in Memphis

Following the arrest of some twenty individuals who were allegedly a part of an identity fraud ring, U.S. Attorney Michael Dunavant announced Thursday his office is moving forward with a prosecution: On November 28, 2017, law enforcement arrested 20 illegal aliens working under false identities. A Memphis employment agency, Provide Staffing,…

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Steve Gill Commentary: When It Comes to Understanding Voter Turnout, Information That is ‘Accurate’ is Not Always ‘True’

by Steve Gill   A friend of mine recently asked me about a report that claimed that Tennessee had ranked at the very bottom among states in voter participation in the 2014 off-year general election. I was admittedly skeptical,  so I reviewed the report, which is attached HERE. More detailed…

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Congressional Candidate Lee Thomas Miller Signs ‘Taxpayer Protection Pledge,’ Speaks to ATR’s Wednesday Group

Congressional candidate Lee Thomas Miller completed an important rite-of-passage in Republican and conservative politics Wednesday when he traveled to Washington, D.C. to address the Americans for Tax Reform’s weekly meeting – the Wednesday Group – and signed on the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. The non-binding agreement, also signed by fellow conservative and District 7 competitor…

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Constitution Series: December 15, 1791: The Date Our American Republic Was Fully Formed

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On December 15, 1791, the legislature of the state of Virginia ratified all ten amendments to the Constitution, making the Bill of Rights the law of the land, and completing our country’s founding document. It had been over a quarter of a century since the Declaration of Independence had been…

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Scott Williams Receives Patriot Eagle Award at 3rd Annual Blount County Bill of Rights Banquet

At Wednesday’s Blount County 3rd Annual Bill of Rights Banquet, county commissioner Scott Williams, who is running for the state Senate for Tennessee’s District 2, received the “Patriot Eagle Award” for his work to promote Constitutional integrity and good governance in their local communities: Scott Williams local business owner and Republican Candidate for Tennessee…

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