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Sandra Sepulveda outside Haywood Elementary School in South Nashville, which she attended and still lives near. (Photo: John Partipilo)

Tennessee Hispanic leaders create PAC and set sights on electoral wins

BY: - May 5, 2021

On Wednesday, Tennessee Latino political leaders announced the creation of a PAC with the sole purpose of getting Latinos elected across the state. Fuerza, meaning “strength,” will represent the interests of the state’s growing Latino populations by identifying suitable Democratic candidates and providing the essential support to navigate a political sphere not familiar to Latino […]

Memphis voters came out to vote at Peace Lutheran Church-ELCA in north Memphis for the 2020 election on Nov. 3, 2020. (Photo by Karen Pulfer Focht)

Legislature sees little change but first LGBT members

BY: - November 4, 2020

Supermajority Republicans staved off Democratic challengers across Tennessee Tuesday, holding on to all but one seat. Yet despite the status quo results, the Legislature will make history by introducing its first openly LGBT members when the General Assembly is sworn in next year. In the only party shift of the night, former Oak Hill Mayor […]

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Memphis races feature hot contests

BY: - October 29, 2020

The presidential race and U.S. Senate races  traditionally earn the most analysis and coverage, but all state representatives are up for reelection in Tennessee and half of the General Assembly’s state senators. Shelby County features several hotly contested state house races. The most notable is the one between Democrat Torrey Harris and incumbent Rep. John […]

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A close race in the changing Memphis suburbs pits diametrically opposite candidates in battle to win

BY: - October 12, 2020

In May 2019, Jim Coley, the Republican state House member from Tennessee’s 97th district, announced he would not seek reelection upon receiving news he was in the early stages of dementia. Today, for the first time in as long as anyone cares to remember, his party is in danger of losing that seat. Democrat Gabby […]

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From the 901: Four-way Democratic primary in Memphis features high-profile contenders

BY: - July 21, 2020

As the August 6 primary election nears, a fascinating Democratic primary race has drawn attention as high-profile contenders compete for State House of Representatives in Memphis’s District 97.  Four candidates— Allan Creasy, Gabby Salinas, Ruby Powell-Dennis and Clifford Stockton III— are currently running for the District 97 Democratic primary. The winner will face either John […]