Rep. Beyer, Sen. Kaine Move to Rename Arlington House Lee Memorial; GOP Opponent Lipsman Says Beyer Is Focusing on the Wrong Issues

Representative Don Beyer (D-VA-08) and Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) have introduced legislation to rename the “Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial” to “the Arlington House National Historic Site.”

“As our country and our Commonwealth grapple with the history of racism and slavery and engage in a long-overdue reexamination of public symbols, we have an opportunity to make it clear that we do not revere Confederate leaders or condone the enslavement of human beings,” Beyer said in a press release.

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VA-08 GOP Nominee Lipsman’s Priorities Are Public Safety, Economy, Education, and Mental Health

GOP nominee in VA-08 Karina Lipsman wants to focus on public safety, the economy, education, and mental health. Lipsman is battling Representative Don Beyer (D-VA-08) in a deep-blue district, and was nominated at the end of May in a ranked-choice convention. “We live in Northern Virginia. We don’t live in,…

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Cook Political Report Changes VA-07 to Toss-Up

The Cook Political Report has moved Virginia’s seventh congressional district, currently held by Representative Abigail Spanberger (D), from Lean D to Toss Up, expanding the number of Democrat-held seats that are Toss Up or favor Republicans. That list already included VA-02, held by Representative Elaine Luria (D). Republicans also hope to win VA-10, occupied by Representative Jennifer Wexton (D); Cook rates that race among 155 Solid Democrat seats.

Former Prince William County GOP Committee vice chairman Willie Deutsch said both VA-10 and VA-07 outcomes depend on President Joe Biden’s approval rating in November.

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Fourteen Candidates Collecting Petitions in Race for Tennessee’s 5th Congressional District

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The Tennessee Secretary of State’s office has posted their updated list of individuals who have begun collecting petitions to run for Tennessee’s 5th Congressional District seat.

Fourteen candidates are collecting petitions for the 5th Congressional seat: Eight Republicans, three Democrats, and three Independents are listed by the Secretary of State’s office as having begun collecting petitions.

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Tennessee Secretary of State’s Office Posts List of Candidates Collecting Qualifying Petitions for TN-5

The Tennessee Secretary of State’s office is now posting weekly updates to the list of individuals collecting petitions for various offices in Tennessee.

The Secretary of State’s website lists 11 individuals collecting petitions in the race for Tennessee’s 5th Congressional District seat.

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Quincy McKnight Drops Out of TN-5 Republican Primary, Endorses Ortagus, and Announces Run for Nashville Mayor

The candidate field in the Republican primary for Tennessee’s 5th Congressional seat has shrunk, with one candidate dropping out.

In a statement given to The Tennessee Star, Nashville businessman Quincy McKnight announced that he is dropping out of the race and is endorsing former Trump administration State Department spokesman Morgan Ortagus.

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Hamada and Starbuck Among Candidates for TN-5 Congressional Seat Who Pick Up Petitions to Run

Candidates for Tennessee’s 5th Congressional seat have begun collecting ballot access petitions. The first day to begin collecting petitions was February 7th.

Candidates can pick up their petitions paperwork from either the secretary of state or their county elections office.

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Tennessee Candidates for Public Office Begin Collecting Petitions

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February 7, 2022 marked the official start of Tennessee’s elections season, the day that candidates in Tennessee could pull ballot qualifying petitions paperwork and begin collecting petitions to work towards gaining ballot access.

The Thursday, August 4, 2022 state and federal primary elections will be held for Governor, U.S. House of Representatives, odd-numbered Tennessee State Senate districts and Tennessee State House of Representatives. There will also be general elections held for held for state judicial offices and applicable county offices.

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