Sunday, July 27, 2008

News from the GOP

Dear Republican Party Member,

As you know, we are gearing up for the one of the most crucial elections in recent history. The National election will have a direct effect on the future of our Country. Whether or not we agree on every issue of Sen. McCain, it is imperative that we stand behind him and our Party, because it is clear that Sen. Obama does not stand for the good of our great Nation.

It is also very important that we, as Republicans on a local level, do everything we can to elect Mike Faulk as our next State Senator. We have the chance to not only have a Republican but to have someone from Hawkins County. When Sen. Williams left our Party and decided to go his own way, he turned his back on the very people that worked so diligently for him through financial donations, phone calls, and just plain hard work.

We are also privileged to have Mike Harrison as State Representative from Hawkins County. Mike has always been there for us and we need to do everything possible to keep him in Nashville.

After the Republican Primary, we need to come together and support whole heartedly our Congressional nominee because he will face Democratic opposition in November.

According to our bylaws, during an important election year, we are to meet on a monthly basis. This is a good time to fellowship, obtain materials, and help our candidates. We need to have good turnouts at these meetings to show the strength of our Party. The Executive Committee has met and formed a list of dates, which we hope will be convenient for everyone. Please mark your calendar and make every effort to attend and invite your family and friends to these meetings. All of the following meetings will be held at Price's Community Center at 6:00 p.m. We will enjoy a covered dish dinner at all the meetings. Please bring a vegetable or a dessert.

August 19, 2008
September 16, 2008
October 21, 2008
November 10, 2008
December 4, 2008 (Annual Christmas Party)

Cecile Testerman

Thursday, July 24, 2008

County GOP Covered Dish: August 19th 6:00 pm

All are invited to attend the county-wide GOP covered dish supper at Price Community Center on Hasson Street in Rogersville on Tuesday, August 19, 2008 at 6:00pm.

Please come out and learn what you can do to support our Republican ticket from top to bottom:

U. S. President - John McCain
U. S. Senator - Lamar Alexander
State Senator - Mike Faulk
State Representative - Mike Harrison
State Representative - Dale Ford

We'll also use this meeting to celebrate the election of those Republicans who win on August 7th in the County General Election.

Liberal Democrat Memphis Senator Jim Kyle Wants to Be Lt. Governor: Helps Mike Williams' Campaign with Mail Money

Over the last few weeks, you've probably received "official" mail from Senator Mike Williams asking for your opinion or reminding you of the sales tax holiday.

Each State Senator is allocated $6,832 per year for constituent mail and postage. In a copyrighted story appearing in the Tennessee Journal, we learn the spring sales tax holiday mailer sent by Williams cost taxpayers $5,530 and the legislative update piece sent by Williams cost another $4,508. The cost of these and three other mailers far exceed the Senator's yearly constituent mail and postage allotment.

That Sen. Williams would use this asset paid for by you and me as a taxpayer expense during an election year to further his re-election efforts is not surprising or uncommon. But the sheer number of pieces sent by the former Republican, now self-declared Independent raised eyebrows.

If re-elected, is there any doubt who Williams would support for Lt. Governor: East Tennessee Republican Ron Ramsey or Memphis liberal Democrat Jim Kyle?

The Nashville Post reports:

Director of the Legislature’s Office of Administration Connie Fredrick confirms to Post Politics that Democratic Senators John Wilder, Jim Kyle and Doug Jackson have transferred $6000, $7,000 and $5, 000 respectively to the account of Senator Mike Williams.

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Friday, July 11, 2008

Hawkins Hosts Event for Phil Roe

A huge crowd turned out this past Thursday evening to meet Dr. Phil Roe, candidate for United States Congress. The enthusiastic crowd enjoyed a delicious meal prepared by Alice Snodgrass. The event was held at Price's School, and everyone in attendance had a great time. The next event for Dr. Roe will be at Cherokee Park this Saturday night at 6:30.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

2nd Quarter Financial Disclosures: Nearly 10-1 Cash-on-Hand Advantage for Faulk

Disclosures for the 4th District State Senate race between former Republican Mike Williams and real Republican Mike Faulk are out for the second quarter. Faulk has a nearly 10-1 cash-on-hand advantage over Williams with 116 days left until the November 4, 2008 election - $143,000 to $15,000.

In the 2nd quarter, legislators were prohibited from raising money until May 15th . To be fair, it must be noted Faulk had twice as much time as did Williams to raise money. But Faulk outraised Williams 28-1.

The Mike Faulk for State Senate Campaign raised over $58,ooo during the quarter. Williams, who sent a fundraising letter to his special interest friends before the General Assembly convened, was able to raise less than $2000 for the reporting period.

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Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Phil Roe Meet & Greet Thursday, July 10, 2008

Dr. Phil Roe, candidate for the U.S. Congress, will have a meet and greet at Price Public School on Hasson Street from 6:00pm to 8:00pm on Thursday, July 10, 2008. All are invited.