Friday, November 28, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Gov. Huckabee will be visiting 56 cities on his book tour. Click here to see if he is coming to a city near you!
Friday, November 14, 2008
Sorry that you have to watch Giuliani and Romney fumbling for words before Huckabee gets the question!
Excerpts from FRC speech
The Snoopy candidate (supporter video)
And finally, our family's video of memories
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
- Making campaign calls
- Being gone from home a lot for campaign events
- Getting "tons" of political phone calls
- Attack ads
- Stump speeches :)
- Wondering if we are going to win or not
A few things we will miss:
- Ashley Dennis (We loved getting to be with her during the campaign.)
- The excitement of campaigning
- Putting out campaign signs
- Wearing Dennis stickers or shirts wherever we go
- Campaign rallies
- Driving by the McNairy County GOP Headquarters and waving to Joe Dan Maness, Preston King, and whoever else might be there
- Going door-to-door with Vance and Scott
- Getting to see Republican friends several times a week
- Counting each candidate's signs as we drive down the road
- Tennessee GOP leaders visiting our county
Watch this News Channel 2 coverage of the Tennessee GOP victory!
(Our State Representative-Elect, Vance Dennis, is standing to the left of Jason Mumpower)
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Sarah and Rebekah were at Ramer, but we didn't get any pictures of them.
We went to the courthouse after the polls closed to hear the McNairy County election results. John Smith and David carry in ballot boxes from the McNairy and Bethel Springs precincts.Number crunching in the basement with McNairy County GOP Chairman, Charles Lee, and Mrs. Tennyson.About this time the numbers for State Senate and State Representative were starting to look really good! Vance Dennis was not expected to carry any of the precincts in McNairy County, since it is his opponent's home county, but he won the majority of them!!!
Selmer Alderman John Smith announces the latest numbers ~ David cheers! :) We were pretty excited!
After all the McNairy results were in Charles Lee and Carol Ann joined us at our grandparents' house to celebrate the state victories and watch the rest of the election returns.GOP cookies!Our county did not cooperate with the rest of the country last night! John McCain won with 68% of the vote and Lamar Alexander won our county with 69%. McNairy County also carried Vance Dennis and Dolores Gresham to big wins in their districts.
Tennessee also stayed very red statewide - handing John McCain, Lamar Alexander, Marsha Blackburn, and other Republican candidates big wins and gaining the majority in both State Houses!!!!
John McCain and Lamar Alexander also won big in Tennessee yesterday.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
NASHVILLE – Tennessee turned a deeper shade of red Tuesday as Republican victories in state legislative races increased the party’s majority in the state Senate and gave Republicans a majority in the state House for the first time since 1968.
For the first time since Reconstruction, Republicans hold a majority in both houses of the Tennessee General Assembly.
“The election of a Republican majority in the General Assembly is historic in its own right, and even more so given the strong Democratic tide across much of the country,” said Robin Smith, Chairman of the Tennessee Republican Party. “Our victories send a national message that Republican values still resonate with mainstream America. The power of a consistent conservative Republican message - low taxes, small government and respect for life - once again demonstrated its power to attract a majority.”
Republicans held a majority in the state House for two years after the 1968 election, but had not held a majority in the state Senate since Reconstruction until the 2006 election.
“We are indebted to our great volunteers across Tennessee and to the people of Tennessee for this historic achievement,” Smith said.
Click here for an article from the Commercial Appeal and here for one from KnoxNews.com.
Here are some unofficial numbers:
State House District 71
Vance Dennis (R) - 11,606 53%
Stan Wheeler (D) - 9,248 42.3%
Stephen Childers (I) - 1,029 4.7%
TN State Senatorial District 26
Dolores Gresham (R) - 37,043 53.7%
Randy Camp (D) - 31,919 46.3%
We will post more numbers and some pictures later.