Wednesday, November 26, 2014

CPI Buzz 11-26-14

“An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.” 
― Winston S. Churchill

Freshman Lee Harris elected state Senate minority leader

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Incoming state Sen. Lee Harris of Memphis has been elected leader of the Senate Democratic Caucus.
The caucus held its elections on Tuesday.
Incoming Sen. Jeff Yarbro of Nashville was elected caucus chairman.LINK

Taxpayers Pay To Promote Tre Hargett's Name

Monday, November 24, 2014

The Crockett Buzz 11-24-14

Dark money flows in TN from inside, outside the state

Dark money flowed into several Tennessee campaigns in the election season recently ended, some darker than others but all indicating — along with some other factors — a trend toward anonymity in politicking that apparently follows national inclinations.
And maybe it works, so we can expect more in the future.
In other recent election cycles, dark money — funding where the donors are undisclosed to the public — has generally come from national organizations. StudentsFirst, for example, reports in Tennessee only that six-figure chunks of cash came from the national headquarters in Sacramento, Calif., then was spent bashing state legislative candidates or local school board candidates who don’t support the “education reform” organization’s agenda or supporting those who do. Click Here For More from Tom Humphrey