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State Senate Candidate Joe Carr Launches Radio Ad Campaign

Former State Rep. Joe Carr (R-Lascassas) launched the first installment of a new radio ad campaign for the upcoming special election on January 25th to select the Republican nominee to replace State Senator Jim Tracy (R- Shelbyville), who resigned in November to accept an appointment in the Trump Administration’s USDA. The…

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Shane Reeves Announces Candidacy to Replace State Senator Jim Tracy

Businessman Shane Reeves announced his bid Tuesday to replace state Senator Jim Tracy (SD 14) in the upcoming special election to be held within the next six months. Tracy resigned Monday to accepted an appointment by the Trump administration to the USDA. “I want to personally thank Senator Jim Tracy for…

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BREAKING: Joe Carr Announces Run for Tennessee State Senate Seat Jim Tracy Will Be Leaving

Tennessee Star

Former State Rep. Joe Carr (R-Lascassas) announced on Monday he will be running for the State Senate seat in the 14th District currently held by State Senator Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville). On Friday, Tracy was appointed by the Trump administration to serve as the Tennessee State Director of Rural Development in…

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State Senator Jim Tracy Appointed to USDA Position by Trump Administration

State Senator Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) was appointed to a position with the U.S. Department of Agriculture by the Trump administration on Friday. Tracy was named as the new USDA Rural Development State Director for Tennessee by Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue. “U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced a…

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State Senator Jim Tracy Says Metro Nashville Council Sanctuary City Ordinance ‘Clearly Defies the Letter and Spirit of Our State Law’

  State Senator Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) said the “sanctuary city” ordinance that passed on second reading at the Metro Nashville Council on Tuesday “clearly defies the the letter and spirit of our state law,” in a statement released on Wednesday by the Senate Republican Caucus: Senate Speaker Pro Tempore Jim Tracy…

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State Senator Jim Tracy Introduces Bill to Voluntarily Put Photo IDs on EBT Cards

State Sen. Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) has proposed legislation to put photo IDs on Electronic Benefit Transfer cards. The bill, SB 0411, “authorizes a voluntary photo identification electronic benefit card (EBT) program for the food stamp program” and makes “trafficking in EBT cards” an offense, according to the summary provided at…

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Former Lt. Gov. Ramsey A Paid Consultant to Pro-Gas Tax Coalition

Ramsey at Townhall

Former Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey told The Tennessee Star on Thursday he is a paid consultant to the Tennessee Coalition on Transportation, an advocacy group that supports Gov. Haslam’s 7 cents per gallon gas tax increase and a 12 cents per gallon diesel tax increase. Ramsey’s revelation came during a break…

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