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  •  As an "independent" who is a flaming progressiv... (8+ / 0-)

    As an "independent" who is a flaming progressive, I voted in the republican primary today. I admit that was fun. Flame all you might wish... but really I am here to request the 3 TN supreme court judge retention races be added to the tracking table!

    •  I second that. (5+ / 0-)

      “Humanity's capacity for justice makes democracy possible, but humanity's inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary.” ― Reinhold Niebuhr

      by ktowntennesseedem on Thu Aug 07, 2014 at 04:38:41 PM PDT

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    •  Now that I'm back at a real keyboard... (2+ / 0-)
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      sulthernao, lordpet8

      The reason the Supreme retention races matter is that there's been a lot of outside tea party-friendly money poured in to replace the 3 originally appointed by Dem. Gov. Bredesen; new justices would be in a position to appoint a "less liberal" atty general. Here's the story in the NYT...

      Come on, with the embarrassments of Scott Dejarlais and Stacey Campfield, we could use a break... I hear voter turnout is pretty impressive. Anybody got data yet ?

      I am SO looking forward to a hearty toast to Campfield's demise (yes, I'm in his district)

      •  YAY! I get a big glass of wine tonight! (0+ / 0-)
        Knox County Commissioner Richard Briggs won early voting in the Republican primary for the 7th District of the Tennessee Senate in Knox County in unofficial returns.

        Early returns showed Briggs with close to a three-to-one vote total over his opponents in the race...
        Losers in the race include incumbent Stacey Campfield and challenger Mike Alford.

        Knoxville News Sentinel live blog
      •  I'm in the same district, (1+ / 0-)
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        looks like he's going down.

        Small victory, since TN has plenty of other embarrassments to  give the Daily Show's writers a plethora of fresh material. But we'll take it. One less nut is one less nut.

        “Humanity's capacity for justice makes democracy possible, but humanity's inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary.” ― Reinhold Niebuhr

        by ktowntennesseedem on Thu Aug 07, 2014 at 06:07:57 PM PDT

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