Far-Left Congresswomen Rally Behind Tennessee Congressional Candidate Odessa Kelly

Odessa Kelly, who is challenging incumbent U.S. Representative Mark Green (R-TN-7) for reelection, is touting the backing of three of Congress’s most left-wing members. 

Representatives Ilhan Omar (D-MN-5), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA-7) and Cori Bush (D-MO-1) issued the endorsements on Monday. The congresswomen are members of what many observers call “The Squad,” a six-member coalition of far-left U.S. House members who advocate for such causes as police defunding, Medicare for All and the Green New Deal.

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TN-7 Democrat Candidate Odessa Kelly: When Elected to Congress, Legalizing Marijuana Will Be One of My Top Priorities

Democrat candidate for the 7th Congressional District of Tennessee Odessa Kelly tweeted early Tuesday morning: “When elected to Congress, legalizing marijuana will be one of my top priorities fa sho!”

Kelly’s tweet was a reply to a tweet by Nate Silver of fivethirtyeight.

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All-Star Panelist Clint Brewer Talks About Various Congressional Races in Tennessee

Odessa Kelly and Mark Green

Thursday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed all-star panelist Clint Brewer in-studio to weigh in on the various congressional races coming up in the 2022 Tennessee election cycle.

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Justice Democrat Odessa Kelly Announces Run for Tennessee’s 7th Congressional District

Far-Left Justice Democrat Odessa Kelly has announced her bid in the Democrat primary for Tennessee’s 7th Congressional District, where Republican U.S. Representative Mark Green is the incumbent.

Kelly had been previously running in the 5th Congressional district primary against retiring Rep. Jim Cooper, who dropped out of the race due to redistricting.

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The Left Attacks Tennessee Congressman Jim Cooper

The Intercept, a left-of-center publication has published a new article that tries to connect U.S. Representative Jim Cooper (D-TN-05) to slavery and segregation. The article, which The Intercept published late last week, links Cooper to what it calls “a segregationist political dynasty on his father’s side” and slaveholders on his mother’s side.

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Davidson County GOP Chair Jim Garrett Weighs in on Metro Nashville Public Schools Mask Mandate Pushback and 2022 Election Year

Tuesday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, guest host Ben Cunningham welcomed Davidson County GOP Chair Jim Garrett to the newsmakers line to discuss the 2022 election and his decision to push back on MNPS mask mandates.

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GOP Candidate for Nashville’s Fifth Congressional District, Robby Starbuck Explains His Top Legislative Priorities

Robby Starbuck

Tuesday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed GOP Candidate Robby Starbuck in studio to discuss his two top legislative priorities if elected to Congress.

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Republican Businessman Launches Congressional Bid Against Cooper

Quincy McKnight, a Nashville businessman, formally entered the race against Democratic Representative Jim Cooper for Tennessee’s fifth Congressional District. 

McKnight is the CEO of Covenant Pay Partners, a payment processing company. He grew up in Murfreesboro and attended Middle Tennessee State University.

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Craig Huey Explains the Election Modernization Technique That Odessa Kelly Will Use in Her Campaign to Defeat Jim Cooper

Tuesday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed direct marketing expert Craig Huey in studio to explain the concept of election modernization and how candidate Odessa Kelly will use it against incumbent Jim Cooper.

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California Refugee and Direct Marketing Expert Craig Huey Weighs in on Davidson County’s Congressional Election Strategies

Tuesday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed direct marketing expert Craig Huey in studio to speculate on the 2022 Davidson County congressional race and the campaign strategies Odessa Kelly may employ.

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Tennessee Congressman Jim Cooper Gets Challenge from Justice Democrats-Backed Odessa Kelly

A Justice Democrats-backed candidate has come forward to challenge U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (D-TN-05). Members of the Knoxville-based Justice Democrats announced in an email Monday that Nashville resident Odessa Kelly will oppose Cooper. Her platform calls for the Green New Deal and Medicare for All.

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