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  • Aug 7-13, 2014
  • Vol. 1, No. 1328

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  • GOP Wins Big in Local Races; Cohen Beats Wilkins
  • The Daily Buzz
  • GOP Wins Big in Local Races; Cohen Beats Wilkins

    Mark Luttrell, Amy Weirich, BIll Oldham and most of the rest of the GOP slate running for Shelby County offices won in Thursday's election. Steve Cohen won reelection to the 9th District Congressional seat easily over challenger Ricky Wilkins. And state senator Ophelia Ford went down to defeat at the hands of challenger Lee Harris.

    Statewide, Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey's bid to unseat three "liberal" Tennessee Supreme Court judges failed by a large margin. Lamar Alexander survived Joe Carr's upset bid for his Senate seat.

    See Jackson Baker's complete election wrap-up here.

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  • The Democrats’ Dilemma: Part One — Decline in Tennessee
  • Politics Beat Blog
  • The Democrats’ Dilemma: Part One — Decline in Tennessee

    The August 7 elections on the local scene reconfirmed what has been the eclipse of Democratic Party fortunes in the state as a whole. We begin an examination of the reasons for this development and possible ways for the party to reestablish itself , both in Shelby County and in the state— and thereby revive the two-party system.

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