Tennessee

Outsider Erik Prince Looking At Challenging Establishment Senator John Barrasso

While Erik Prince’s views on the conservative agenda need to be explored further before we can make any kind of endorsement, we do know a lot of things we don’t like about Senator John Barrasso, and first among them is his crony relationship with Mitch McConnell.

Marsha Blackburn launches Tennessee Senate bid

David M. Drucker, Washington Examiner

Rep. Marsha Blackburn on Thursday made official her plans to run for Senate in 2018. Blackburn has spent the days since Corker announced he would step down at the end of his second term lining up grassroots and financial support. She begins the race with a potential advantage over other possible contenders: The strong support of influential conservatives in Washington, among them David Bossie of Citizens United, who is closely aligned with President Trump.

Conservative stalwart Mark Green running for Congress in Tennessee

David M. Drucker, Washington Examiner

Green considered running for Senate against fellow Republican Sen. Bob Corker. But Green pivoted to the House and the suburban Nashville seat being vacated by Rep. Marsha Blackburn after the popular conservative signaled her intent to succeed Corker. Blackburn announced her Senate bid on Thursday. Green was immediately endorsed by Club for Growth.

Sen. Bob Corker could face conservative primary challenger

David M. Drucker, Washington Examiner

Conservative activists in Tennessee are unhappy with Sen. Bob Corker and prepared to put their money and manpower behind a strong Republican primary challenger if one emerges. Corker is an enigma of sorts. The wealthy former real estate developer and ex-mayor of Chattanooga often votes as a moderate even though Tennessee has evolved into a solid Republican state — and solidly for Trump at that — where the primary should be the senator's only concern and the general election should be a cakewalk.

Obamacare Is Working Great… In DC

DC Health Link has 20 private health insurance options to choose from, big companies like CareFirst and Kaiser Permanente. For 2017 small businesses -- like the United States Congress -- have 151 health plan options from Aetna, CareFirst, Kaiser and United. However, if you live in Virginia, Iowa, Tennessee or someplace else in flyover country you may be down to one or no choice in health insurance.

Obama and Hillary Clinton Declare Unrestricted Germ Warfare on America

As Michael Patrick Leahy’s exhaustive research demonstrates, the surge in infectious diseases that has developed since 2009 isn’t some unpredicted natural disaster. It is the result of a conscious plan by Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton to reduce the United States to a pestilential Third World country courtesy of the importation, at taxpayer expense, of “refugees” carrying diseases that had been all but vanquished through 100-years of public health screenings and vaccination.

Sponsor of Bill to Elect Tennessee AG Calls For Investigation of an Investigation

Michael Patrick Leahy, Breitbart

State Senator Mae Beavers (R-Mount Juliet), the sponsor of a resolution that would allow the voters of Tennessee to elect the state’s Attorney General, is calling for an investigation into the Tennessee Attorney General’s investigation into the conduct of State Rep. Jeremy Durham (R-Franklin).

Pat Buchanan Joins Trump – Cruz Convention Unity Movement

As Pat Buchanan said, “No matter who wins in Cleveland, the establishment must lose.” We urge Trump and Cruz delegates across the country to do what their compatriots in Tennessee and a few other states have started to do; get together and form an informal alliance that commits them to voting for Cruz or Trump – and only Cruz or Trump.

Why Tennessee will matter in 2016

Katie Glueck, Politico

The extensive airtime candidates receive here, coupled with a primary calendar change, a solid donor pool and the ideological diversity of the GOP in Tennessee explain why both deeply conservative candidates like Cruz, and politicians like Rubio who appeal to more mainstream Republicans, see a path, and are investing significant time and effort into a state that in previously cycles was largely ignored.

Tennessee State Representatives Look To Fight Obama -- Ryan -- Haslam Sponsored Muslim Invasion

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, like US House Speaker Paul Ryan, has talked a good game on stopping Obama from importing more potential Muslim terrorists to America, but like Ryan he has failed to take any real action. When it comes to real action to halt the "refugee" resettlement program in Tennessee it is State Rep. Terri Lynn Weaver who has stepped forward to protect the people of Tennessee and America from this existential threat.

Tennessee State Rep. Sheila Butt Just Might Save America

Tennessee state Representative Sheila Butt and the wise parents of Cheatham, Maury and Rutherford counties are right to oppose the teaching of a mythical version of Islam in America’s public schools. It is a classic example of the Islamist strategy of Taqiyah and the only way to counter it is to expose the reality of Islam and the existential threat it poses to Western values and constitutional liberty.

The Iran Deal: Use The Constitution To Turn Lemons Into Lemonade

Grant Starrett, the principled limited government constitutional conservative candidate for the Republican nomination for Congress in Tennessee-4 reminds us that if Congress would simply follow the Constitution President Obama's disastrous nuclear weapons treaty with Iran would fail, and Congress still has an opportunity to get it right.

Free College? Jeb And Hillary Looking More Alike Every Day

In their "free" college plans Bush and Clinton are competing for the same voters; millennials who made poor choices and their indulgent parents who enabled them and are now stuck with the bill. Most importantly, Bush and Clinton are competing for the support of the same corporate interests who favor Common Core and its focus on producing compliant workers, instead of citizens who have the information and thinking skills to actively participate in the civic life of a republic.

Open Borders, Amnesty and the Burger Flipping Economy

New studies show that in just three states some 1.7 million native-born American workers have been displaced by immigrants – both legal and illegal. And the numbers have yet to come in for the other 47 states.

More GOP Guvs Eyeing Medicaid Expansion?

Kyle Cheney and Jason Millman, Politico

The GOP plans to make Obamacare a campaign issue in '14; the House plans two anti-OCare votes Fri. But in the states, the Medicaid expansion, worth billions, has proved attractive to nearly a dozen GOP governors.

CHQ EXCLUSIVE: TENNESSEE GRASSROOTS GROUPS TO HOST BEAT LAMAR FORUM IN NASHVILLE ON AUGUST 31

Michael Patrick Leahy, co-founder of BEAT LAMAR, announced today that two additional local grassroots groups, the Nashville Tea Party and the newly formed Coalition for a Constitutional Senate, will co-host the first BEAT LAMAR Forum, which will be held in Nashville on Saturday, August 31. The public is invited to attend and ask questions of the featured speakers. To secure a spot, attendees should sign up at the Beat Lamar Forum event on Facebook.

BEAT LAMAR to Invite Challengers to Speak at Statewide Candidate Forums

BEAT LAMAR has taken another step toward finding a challenger to Tennessee's establishment Republican Senator Lamar Alexander, who votes the Obama position some 62% of the time and supported S. 744, the Obama -- Rubio amnesty for illegal aliens bill.

Lamar Alexander: Supreme Statist

Daniel Horowitz, Red State

Alexander sure loves big government, and big government’s disciples are loving him back.

EXCLUSIVE: BEAT LAMAR Blasts Alexander for Taking Money From Lobbying Firm That Backs Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood Government

BEAT LAMAR is holding Tennessee Republican Senator Lamar Alexander accountable for taking money from employees of a K Street firm that lobbied Congress to buy fighter jets given to Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood government.

Signs Point To Big Support For A Conservative Challenger To Senator Alexander

A 2013 study by Congressional Quarterly found that Lamar Alexander votes with President Obama 62% of the time, more than any other Republican Senator from the South. No wonder some 76% of Republican primary voters canvassed in Tennessee by the BEAT LAMAR project on Saturday said they want a conservative candidate to challenge incumbent Republican Senator Lamar Alexander in the 2014 Republican primary.