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  • Tennessee Early and Absentee Voting Statistics

    10/20/2018 4:04:40 PM PDT · by Ravi · 32 replies
    TN Sos ^ | 10/20/2018 | me
    2018 EARLY VOTING SO FAR: "DEM" COUNTIES-22.0% OF VOTERS "GOP" COUNTIES-78.0% OF VOTERS 2016 TOTALS (INCLUDES ALL VOTING): "DEM" COUNTIES-22.3% OF VOTERS "REP" COUNTIES-77.7% OF VOTERS
  • Tennessee elections: Early voting in Knox County was highest in 10 years, setting a new record

    10/19/2018 10:24:27 AM PDT · by libstripper · 14 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | Oct. 18, 2018 | Tyler Whetstone
    Knox County voters came out strong and, in some places, waited in long lines Wednesday that reminded Elections Administrator Cliff Rodgers of a presidential election. (My emphasis.) It was the highest voting on the first day day [sic] of early voting in at least 10 years, which includes three presidential election cycles, and Knox County election officials believe it is a record first-day turnout.
  • Knox County sees another 'banner day' for early voting. (GOP stronghold in Tennessee)

    10/18/2018 10:17:13 PM PDT · by Ravi · 18 replies
    Knox News ^ | 10/18/2018 | Knox News
    Nearly 10,000 people showed up to the polls each day on the first and second days of early voting. The first day alone was one of the best in at least 10 years according to the election commission. Even though it's not a presidential election year, Knox County voters are swarming to the polls early -- possibly breaking a county record in the process. Generally, midterm elections see a lower-than-average voter turnout compared to presidential election years -- but this does not appear to be the case for the 2018 midterms.
  • Blackburn backlash shocks Mt. Juliet restaurant owner

    10/18/2018 8:16:27 AM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 52 replies
    The Wilson Post ^ | 10/17/18 | LAURIE EVERETT
    Courtney’s Restaurant and Catering owner Tom Courtney said he’s experienced a strong social media backlash because he rented the event room at his Mt. Juliet business to U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Marsha Blackburn on Saturday. Courtney said he’s been called a Nazi, an abuser, had his life threatened and said his staff has been verbally attacked. Hundreds of posters on social media said they would boycott his restaurant because it was a local venue to Blackburn, who is running for a seat in the U.S. Senate against former Democratic Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen. “People have posted they love our food,...
  • Blackburn thanks restaurant owner for hosting event after social media backlash

    10/18/2018 8:50:37 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/18/18 | MEGAN KELLER
    Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) thanked the owner of a Tennessee restaurant on Thursday for hosting a campaign event for her after the owner received death threats and insults for letting Blackburn rent an event room at his establishment. "The radical Left is out of control, and their angry mob is right here in Tennessee," Blackburn tweeted alongside an article from local paper, The Wilson Post, describing the backlash restaurant owner Tom Courtney and his staff have received. "Tom, we appreciate your opening your restaurant up to us, and we hope you are treated with the same respect as you treat...
  • Here’s Six Amazing Pro-Life Women You Can Vote For in November

    10/17/2018 6:11:58 PM PDT · by Morgana
    LIFE NEWS ^ | October 17, 2018 | Marjorie Dannenfelser
    This year’s high-stakes midterm elections are fast approaching, and much ink has been spilled about a surge in women candidates running for office. Unfortunately, most of the hype has focused on only one type of woman: anti-Trump, pro-abortion, and angry about it. What about the millions of women and men who are eager to see more protections for unborn children and their mothers – who revere the Constitution and want more fair, impartial judges like Justice Kavanaugh appointed? Who is running to represent folks who not only decline the pink hats and handmaid outfits, but are happy about the direction...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Arnold Air Force Base, Tennessee ~ 16 October 2018

    10/15/2018 6:05:38 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 59 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Arnold Air Force Base, TennesseeArnold Air Force Base (Arnold AFB) is a United States Air Force base located in Coffee and Franklin counties, Tennessee, adjacent to the city of Tullahoma. It is named for General Henry "Hap" Arnold, the father of the U.S. Air Force. There is no longer an active airfield on the base, as the airfield was decommissioned in 2009. Army aviation assets (helicopters) continue to utilize Arnold as part of missions supporting Fort Campbell or the Tennessee Army National Guard.The Arnold Engineering Development Complex operates more than 55 aerodynamic...
  • NY Times Poll: Blackburn(R) 54%, Bredesen (angrymob), 40%

    10/13/2018 1:23:40 PM PDT · by NotaLowTBoomer · 38 replies
    Lonely Democrat media (NY TIMES, CNN) still hoping Bredesen can pull it off. In the NY Times poll, it literally says "It’s just one poll, though." Where was that attitude when they were predicting Trump to lose in 2016? 28,607 CALLS on this poll. 593 responses. Marsha Blackburn, the Republican candidate, leads our poll.
  • Tenn man loses leg after son ran him over with lawn mower when he attacked him with chainsaw

    10/13/2018 11:24:08 AM PDT · by ETL · 80 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Oct 13, 2018 | Kathleen Joyce | Fox News
    A chainsaw-wielding Tennessee father had to have his leg amputated after his son ran him over with a lawn mower, police said. Officers were called to a home in Bristol, Tennessee, on June 28 and found Douglas Ferguson, 76, bleeding from his head and leg, according to a press release from the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office.A preliminary investigation indicated that he tried to attack his son with a running chainsaw while his son mowed the yard. His son, who was not identified, ran over his father with the lawn mower as a way to defend himself. Detectives said the father...
  • Carpetbagging: 99.7 Percent Of Donations From Hollywood Executives Go To Democrats

    10/12/2018 8:57:26 PM PDT · by blam · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10-11-2018 | Justin Carusco
    While Hollywood constantly preaches diversity, some of the entertainment industry’s most powerful and influential executives have given almost exclusively to Democrat candidates and left-wing PACs. According to The Hollywood Reporter, nearly 100 percent of the millions donated from the top executives in Hollywood went to Democrats or PACs working to elect Democrats. Of the more than $4 million in federal donations made by the top Hollywood executives and entertainers, 99.7 percent went to Democrats and Democratic-leaning political action committees or organizations, according to a Hollywood Reporter data review of Federal Election Commission records. Only three members of this year’s THR...
  • LMAO: Nuevo Preachy Liberal, Taylor Swift, Isn’t Registered To Vote In TN!

    10/12/2018 10:47:44 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 61 replies
    clashdaily.com ^ | October 12, 2018 | By Wes Walker
    She’s really ‘committed’ to that new cause of hers, isn’t she? She couldn’t *possibly* have been just pandering to the crowds after the super-heated partisanship of the Kavanaugh hearings, could she? Yes, yes she could. We say that because for all of her ‘impassioned pleas’ for liberal fans to vote against that Tennessee candidate that ‘scares’ her so, she didn’t even register to vote, herself. At least, her name isn’t showing up in the register. Swift reportedly owns two homes in Nashville, Tennessee, both of which are in Davidson County. She also has several other residences in New York, Beverly...
  • Bredesen’s Staff Says He Is Lying About Kavanaugh Vote in Undercover Video. “It’s a political move.”

    Phil Bredesen and his campaign have been shown to lie to Tennesseans, saying one thing to persuade voters on the campaign trail but clearly planning to do something entirely different should he get into office.
  • Bredesen Spokesman: ‘Gun Nuts’ Are ‘Biggest Terrorist Organization on The Planet’

    10/11/2018 4:16:34 PM PDT · by kevcol · 54 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 11, 2018 | Brent Scher
    A top spokesman for the Tennessee Democratic Party's effort to get Phil Bredesen elected senator has said he views "white male" gun owners as "the biggest terrorist organization on the planet." . . . Brown's extreme views on Republicans were showcased this summer by the Free Beacon, which identified numerous inflammatory posts on social media. In one post Brown wrote, for example, "F**k reaching out to Trump voters, The idiots aren't listening."
  • CNN's Lemon Claims Trump Supporters 'Called (Kanye) the N-Word' in the Past

    10/11/2018 10:24:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 10/11/2018 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Tuesday's CNN Tonight, while discussing Kanye West's recent alliance with Republican President Donald Trump, CNN host Don Lemon twice claimed without citing any evidence that Trump supporters in the past had "called him the N-word" when he criticized singer Taylor Swift and President George W. Bush. Additionally, CNN contributors Bakari Sellers and Tara Setmayer inserted racially tinged comments into the discussion as Setmayer called West a "token negro," and Sellers derided him as "what happens when negroes don't read." After noting that West is having a meeting with President Trump to discuss criminal justice reform, he played a clip...
  • Project Veritas Catches Phil Bredesen's Staffers Admitting Fake Kavanaugh Support [tr]

    10/11/2018 7:07:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    Townhall ^ | October 10, 2018 | Timothy Meads
    James O'Keefe's Project Veritas Action has caught Tennessee Democratic candidate Phil Bredesen's campaign staffers admitting on tape that the supposedly moderate politician is actually pulling a political ruse over Tennessee voters by claiming to support President Trump's agenda as well as lying about his would-be vote for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh had he been in senate. In a roughly 10 minutes long video released on Wednesday night, undercover operatives for James O'Keefe recorded a Bredesen campaign field organizer by the name of Will Stewart calling the people of Tenessee "ignorant" and claiming his candidate only announced support for Brett...
  • Exposed: Bredesen’s Staff Says He Is Lying About Kavanaugh Vote

    10/11/2018 6:07:32 AM PDT · by ManHunter · 13 replies
    Project Veritas ^ | 10 OCT 2018 | Project Veritas Staff
    Project Veritas Action Fund has released a second undercover video from campaigns during this 2018 election season. This report exposes Tennessee staffers from Phil Bredesen’s U.S. Senate campaign revealing his willingness to court moderate voters through deceit. This was especially evidenced by Bredesen’s recent statement suggesting he would, if he was already in the Senate, vote to confirm now Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
  • Phil Bredesen’s Staff Says He Is Lying About Kavanaugh Vote: (Video)

    10/11/2018 4:12:19 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 22 replies
    https://www.projectveritasaction.com ^ | October 10, 2018 | Staff Report
    Complete title: Phil Bredesen’s Staff Says He Is Lying About Kavanaugh Vote: “It’s a political move.” & “We don’t say that out of these walls.” Project Veritas Action Fund has released a second undercover video from campaigns during this 2018 election season. This report exposes Tennessee staffers from Phil Bredesen’s U.S. Senate campaign revealing his willingness to court moderate voters through deceit. This was especially evidenced by Bredesen’s recent statement suggesting he would, if he was already in the Senate, vote to confirm now Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
  • Senate defeats measure to overturn Trump expansion of non-ObamaCare plans

    10/10/2018 10:21:46 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/10/18 | PETER SULLIVAN
    The Senate on Wednesday defeated a Democratic measure to overrule President Trump’s expansion of non-ObamaCare insurance plans as Democrats seek to highlight health care ahead of the midterm elections. The Democratic measure would have overruled Trump’s expansion of short-term health insurance plans, which do not have to cover people with pre-existing conditions or cover a range of health services like mental health or prescription drugs. It was defeated on an extremely narrow, mostly party line 50-50 vote, with Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) voting with Democrats in favor of overturning the short-term plans. Republicans argue the short-term plans simply provide a...
  • Marsha Blackburn responds to Taylor Swift slam

    10/09/2018 8:30:03 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 62 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 9, 2018 | Elizabeth Zwirz
    Marsha Blackburn, a Republican Senate candidate in Tennessee, responded Tuesday to Taylor Swift’s social media dig against her, and the pop star's announcement that she would be voting for Democrats in the midterm elections. [snip] “Of course I support women and I want violence to end against women,” Blackburn said. “I've been very active in abuse shelters and child advocacy centers. I've been advocating for women in equal pay since I was 19 years old and making certain that woman have the opportunity for maximum pay and have a good record on that.” The congresswoman continued: "We're getting ready the...
  • Polling in Real Time: The 2018 Midterm Elections

    10/09/2018 5:34:26 PM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 23 replies
    NY Times ^ | 10/09/2018 | self
    The NY Times is conducting live polls. They usually interview around 500 people. More than half way through their poll, Blackburn is at 56% and Bredesen is at 40%. Also, Cruz up by 6 in Texas. Heller up by 1 in NV. These are on-going live polls, so numbers can/will still change.