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Democratic Chair on New Attorney General

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SEPTEMBER 16th, 2014
CONTACT: Rick Herron, rick@tndp.org, 615-327-9779

DEMOCRATIC CHAIRMAN’S STATEMENT ON NEW ATTORNEY GENERAL

Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Roy Herron released the following statement regarding the appointment of Herb Slattery as Attorney General for the State of Tennessee:

“Tennessee has had outstanding Attorneys General and we hope that [...]

Democratic Chair Calls on Senators to Vote to Overturn Citizens United

Monday, September 8th, 2014

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SEPTEMBER 8th, 2014
CONTACT: Rick Herron, rick@tndp.org, 615-327-9779

Democratic Chair Calls on Senators to Vote to Overturn Citizens United

Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Roy Herron released the following statement calling on U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker to vote to stop the poisoning of our democracy by special [...]

A Closer Look: Tea Party Failures Provide Democratic Opportunities

Friday, August 8th, 2014

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AUGUST 8th, 2014
CONTACT: Rick Herron, rick@tndp.org, 615-327-9779

A CLOSER LOOK: TEA PARTY FAILURES PROVIDE DEMOCRATIC OPPORTUNITIES

Radical Republicans’ losses throughout Tennessee have opened doors for Democrats in November.

The Tennessee GOP has long held truth and reality in contempt, and Ron Ramsey’s reckless ploy to undermine the independence [...]

Democratic Chair on “National Democratic Party of the U.S.A.”

Monday, August 4th, 2014

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AUGUST 4th, 2014
CONTACT: Rick Herron, rick@tndp.org, 615-327-9779

STATEMENT FROM DEMOCRATIC CHAIRMAN ON “NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF THE U.S.A.”

NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Roy Herron released the following statement today in response to Shelby County individuals seeking to mislead voters through an organization calling itself “The National [...]

STATEMENT FROM TNDP CHAIR ON THE PASSING OF JOHN SIEGENTHALER, SR.

Friday, July 11th, 2014

Today, Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Roy Herron released the following statement in response to the passing of Tennessee journalist and civil rights advocate John Siegenthaler, Sr.:

“John Siegenthaler was a true American hero. He was a man of devout faith and deep patriotism who used his unceasing compassion and incredible courage to fight [...]

Democratic Chair on 108th General Assembly

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

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APRIL 17th, 2014

CONTACT: Rick Herron, rick@tndp.org , 615-327-9779

MARK TWAIN AND TEA PARTY REPUBLICANS

Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Roy Herron today issued this statement after the 108th General Assembly adjourned:

“Mark Twain said, ‘No man’s life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session.’ This has never been [...]

Bill Haslam’s High Unemployment Rate Signals Success in GOP ‘War on Working People’

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Figures released from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that Tennessee has one of the highest unemployment rates in the nation. At 8.4%, Tennessee is tied for 42nd in unemployment.

“Unfortunately for Tennesseans, the Republicans are winning their war on working people,” said House Democratic Caucus Chairman Mike Turner (D-Nashville). “The [...]

TNDP Chair Roy Herron’s Statement on Raumesh Akbari’s Victory in State House District 91 Race

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Memphis — Following the announcement that Democratic candidate, Raumesh Akbari, won the special election race for Tennessee’s open State House District 91 seat, Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Roy Herron released the following statement:

Representative Akbari has won a clear victory, but it’s the people of Memphis who are the real winners. Today [...]

Herron Calls for Rules to Protect Taxpayers from ‘Exploding’ Contracts, Insider Dealing

Friday, November 15th, 2013

Comptroller Rebukes Haslam Contract with Business Partners

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Roy Herron called for new rules to protect taxpayers from insider contracts that keep growing — and padding the contractor’s pockets.

The state comptroller’s office Wednesday issued what reporters called a “scathing” review of a contract Gov. Bill Haslam’s administration gave to [...]

National Political Strategist Alan Secrest Joins Tennessee Democratic Party

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Party Adds Secrest, Three Tennesseans for 2014 Campaigns

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Roy Herron today named Alan Secrest, a top national Democratic strategist and pollster with Tennessee ties, as the Party’s new Executive Director and Research Director beginning January 2014.

Three local professionals — Mark Epps, Nikki Holland and Heather [...]