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  • Only Super Voters Came Out? Published 5/14/2014 at 10:36 a.m. 0 comments

    The super-voters are the people who vote in every election, regardless of who is running. That usually runs to just over 25,000 voters, or 12,000 households in Knox County. The turnout last week ended up being 28,000.

  • NFL Arithmatic Published 5/14/2014 at 10:35 a.m. 0 comments

    Knoxville’s Jimmy Haslam now has “Johnny Football” as a quarterback for his Cleveland Browns—the team was able to draft Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel late in the first round

  • Uh-Oh. A Challenger With More Money. Published 5/7/2014 at 10:53 a.m. 0 comments

    Former Johnson City Commissioner Phil Carringer reported contributions of more than $77,000 at the end of the last reporting period, compared to $53,000 for Hill.

  • Let's Sever Ties Published 5/7/2014 at 10:51 a.m. 0 comments

    Hillary Pate has “severed ties” with state Rep. Joe Carr’s campaign for the U.S. Senate, as of last week.

  • There He Goes Again. And Again. Published 5/7/2014 at 10:49 a.m. 0 comments

    Campfield compared bragging about the number of people signing up for Obamacare to bragging about the number of Jews signing up for “mandatory” German train rides in the 1940s.

  • Will the Status Quo Change? Published 5/7/2014 at 10:48 a.m. 0 comments

    Local television stations are in the middle of sweeps month, so if it bleeds it likely leads on your favorite station.

  • No Gavel Swinging for a While Published 4/30/2014 at 10:49 a.m. 0 comments

    Exercising at her gym, the Speaker took a fall and broke her arm.

  • Does That Include Tip? Published 4/30/2014 at 10:48 a.m. 0 comments

    Tickets for The Clinton Foundation dinner with the former president, limited to 18, were $25,000.

  • Sometimes It's Personal Published 4/30/2014 at 10:47 a.m. 0 comments

    Then House Transportation Committee Chairman Vince Dean got a call from his daughter confessing to having gotten a ticket for running a red light. He asked her why she ran a red light and she explained she was trapped in ...

  • Huge OR Project Salvaged Published 4/30/2014 at 10:46 a.m. 0 comments

    The project is believed to be the most expensive construction project—and payroll—in state history.

  • On the Road to Detroit? Published 4/30/2014 at 10:44 a.m. 0 comments

    “How many seniors will be cutting their pills in quarters (or skipping days) just to get by if we raise city taxes? We will choke off healthy growth of our city? Feels like skipping down the primrose path to Detroit.”

  • Judge Races Producing Angst? Published 4/23/2014 at 10:34 a.m. 0 comments

    Judges have eight year terms, which provides stability in the local legal community. But this year the ones who haven’t retired are up for re-election.

  • Cracks in the GOP Monolith? Published 4/23/2014 at 10:32 a.m. 0 comments

    All is not rosy within Republican ranks these days, despite a supermajority in the Legislature and control of the governor’s office.

  • It's About the Money Published 4/23/2014 at 10:31 a.m. 0 comments

    The fund-raising ban is lifted on May 15, even if the Legislature is still in session, but that would still have been three weeks without being able to raise money, while opponents are getting all they can. Some legislators had ...

  • Tip: People Read Facebook Published 4/16/2014 at 10:56 a.m. 0 comments

    But, according to the Nashville Scene, Pate is the campaign spokeswoman for state Rep. Joe Carr, a Republican running against U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander in the primary. Carr voted for the budget, evidently lacking the “courage” to do the right ...