TN-5 Candidates Winstead and Harwell Show Significant Cash on Hand in 2nd Quarter FEC Reports, Ogles and Two Others Miss Filing Deadline

The July 15 deadline for federal candidates to file their Federal Election Commission (FEC) second-quarter campaign finance reports has passed, and six of the nine candidates for the Republican nomination for Tennessee’s 5th Congressional District seat have reports that are available for public viewing.

The FEC second-quarter reporting period covers April 1 through June 30.

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All Nine TN-5 Republican Candidates Debate at Maury County GOP Reagan Dinner

COLUMBIA, Tennessee – All nine Republican candidates on the ballot for the August 4 GOP primary met in a debate hosted by the Maury County Republican Party in conjunction with their annual Reagan Dinner on Monday night.

The debate was simulcast live on radio on 101.7 FM WKOM and SuperTalk 99.7 WTN.

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Bulk of TN-5 Republican Primary Field Stands with Tennessee National Guard Members

Most of the Republican field in the August 4 primary for Tennessee’s 5th Congressional District seat has now voiced their support for the National Guard members who are scheduled to be fired on June 30 due to their defiance of a COVID-19 vaccination mandate.

Previously reported, former Speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives Beth Harwell was the first TN-5 candidate to issue a statement in support of the National Guard soldiers, saying:

The Biden Administration’s forced COVID-19 vaccination policy for men and women in the military is absolutely wrong and it’s another example of more overreach by the federal government. I stand with the hundreds of National Guard members who could be removed from service and urge those who can help them to do so.

We shouldn’t fire these brave soldiers serving our country by keeping Tennessee safe. They made the decision to serve and I believe they can make their own personal medical decisions.

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Andy Ogles Wins TN-5 Straw Poll with over 81 Percent of the Vote at Davidson County GOP Candidates Debate

MADISON, Tennessee – Maury County Mayor Andy Ogles won another straw poll with over 81 percent of the vote at a Davidson County Republican Party debate for the candidates.

In addition to Ogles, Stewart Parks and Timothy Lee participated in the debate.

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TN-5 Candidate Stewart Parks Clears the Air on January 6 Arrest and Pending Charges

Wednesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed Tennessee’s Fifth Congressional GOP candidate Stewart Parks in studio to discuss his January 6 charges and resolution.

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Michael Patrick Leahy Destroys False Claim by TN-5 Candidate Stewart Parks that Joe Biden Is Not Legal President of the United States

Wednesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed TN5 Candidate Stewart Parks in studio to discuss his three-pronged agenda if elected in November.

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All-Star Panelist Ben Cunningham Discusses the Four GOP Republican Candidates Officially off the Primary Ballot

Monday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed all-star panelist Ben Cunningham in studio to discuss the four candidates that have been removed from the GOP primary ballot due to Tennessee Republican party bylaws.

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Latest Candidate in the TN-5 GOP Primary Is Currently on Trial for Charges Related to January 6

Stewart Parks, the latest candidate to announce that he is actively running in the Republican primary ballot for Tennessee’s 5th Congressional District, is also currently facing charges stemming from the January 6 Capitol incident. Parks is also collecting qualifying petitions.

The Tennessee Star confirmed with Parks that he is indeed the individual that is facing federal charges in connection with the events of January 6, 2021. Parks told The Star, “I did nothing wrong.” He also said that he believes the charges will have no logistical effect on his ability to campaign for TN-5.

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