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Tue Jul 13, 2021, 07:01 AM

Dems look to '22

The Tennessee Democratic Party is looking ahead to 2022, announcing a plan to barnstorm at least 10 cities across the state as part of a plan to register 200,000 new voters.

The move comes as the party has for years steadily lost control of state government. The Democratic caucuses in the state House and Senate are both relegated to “super-minority” status, and the party has not won a statewide race since 2006.

The short-term goal of the push is flipping a Hamilton County state House seat, formerly held by Republican Rep. Mike Carter, who died earlier this year, triggering a special election. Democrat DeAngelo Jelks and Republican Greg Vital will face off in the July 27 special election. House Republicans have been knocking doors in the district on Vital’s behalf in recent days.

Though more stops could be added, Tennessee Democrats’ tour includes visits to Chattanooga, Murfreesboro, Memphis, Tri-Cities, Knoxville, Nashville, Oak Ridge, Jackson, Clarksville and Cookeville between this weekend and early September. The events will include community rallies with elected officials and other leaders plus trainings and canvassing events.

Read more: https://www.nashvillepost.com/politics/elections/dems-look-to-22/article_326d05fe-e0c5-11eb-8e93-a3d7f1c0a8d4.html

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Tue Jul 13, 2021, 08:41 AM

1. Ok. So the special election is July 27.

They say repugs are knocking on doors in the district. But the Tennessee democratic group is going to 10 cities. Wouldn’t knocking on doors now in that district be helpful for the special election and then go to the ten cities?

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Sun Sep 19, 2021, 05:49 AM

2. It looks like things became more complicated for Mr. Jelks.

State House candidate Jelks accused of rape, resigns from Hamilton County Democratic Party leadership

https://www.timesfreepress.com/news/local/story/2021/sep/13/tn-house-candidate-jelks-accused-rape/554109/

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