Sunday, December 14, 2008

Ed Bryant Appointed Federal Magistrate Judge

Taken from The Tennessean:

Republican Ed Bryant, a former congressman and federal prosecutor, has been appointed as a federal magistrate in Jackson. Bryant replaces District Judge S. Thomas Anderson after he was appointed to the federal bench by President George W. Bush earlier this year. Magistrates are appointed to their eight-year terms by federal judges in the district. They handle pretrial matters and can be assigned to preside over civil and misdemeanor criminal trials.

Bryant prosecuted then-U.S. Rep. Harold Ford Sr. on bank fraud charges in 1993, though Ford was acquitted of all charges. As a congressman, Bryant was one of the top House managers during President Bill Clinton’s 1998 impeachment trial.

When we moved to Tennessee in 1997, Ed Bryant was the Congressman from our district. We began attending town meetings and became acquainted with him and his wife, Cindy. Congressman Bryant was very faithful to come and meet with the people of his district. He was always willing to listen to the concerns, and answer the questions, of his constituents. Our association with this honest politician and man of integrity had a positive affect on our family. The Bryant campaign was the first one that we were really involved in. Our family is very grateful to Mr. Bryant for the stand he took on issues that were important to us! Congratulations, Mr. Bryant!

David with Congressman Bryant in 1997

Our family with Congressman Ed Bryant in 1998

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Gov. Huckabee ~ Fox News, December 2008

Tennessee Republicans Endorse Chip Saltsman for RNC Chairman

Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey and former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist endorse Chip Saltsman.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Chip Saltsman for RNC Chairman

Chip Saltsman's new web site is up! Visit to find out how you can help Gov. Huckabee's former campaign manager become the Republican Party's next national chairman.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Gov. Huckabee's New Book Available Now!

You can now purchase your copy of Mike Huckabee's new book, Do The Right Thing. Click here for a list of sites where you can buy the book online.

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

One Year Ago...

... We had just set up this blog to support Gov. Mike Huckabee's Presidential campaign. You can click here to read our first blog post. Those were exciting days and we have so many great memories of the campaign that we love to talk about. For all our fellow Huckabee supporters, here are a few of our favorite moments from just about one year ago.

CNN/YouTube Debate

Sorry that you have to watch Giuliani and Romney fumbling for words before Huckabee gets the question!

Christmas ad

HuckChuck facts

HuckChuck bloopers

Excerpts from FRC speech

The Snoopy candidate (supporter video)

And finally, our family's video of memories

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Huckabee 2012

It's not too early to start campaigning for 2012...there are only about 160 weeks until the Iowa Caucus in January 2012!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Now that the elections are over, one thing we will not miss is...

...all the political mailers! We got over 45 mailers in the past month or so - for only 2 races!!

We also will not miss:
  • 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

Tennessee GOP gains control of State Senate and House!

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


...our new State Representative, Vance Dennis, his wonderful wife, Ashley, and their sons, Walker and William!We are so excited for y'all and for everyone in the 71st district.
Thank you, Vance and Ashley, for all the time and effort you have invested in this race. We are very grateful for your willingness to serve the people of our district, and we look forward to having you represent us in Nashville!

A big thank you to Scott Gilmer, who came down from Nashville and spent the last two months working with the Dennis campaign. We really appreciate all your hard work.

Election Day

We had a fun and busy day yesterday at the polls campaigning for Vance Dennis.
Jonathan unloads campaign materials at the Stantonville polling location. Emily and Melissa campaigned in Stantonville. Vance carried this precinct by 23 votes!Anna and Jonathan unloading at the Michie voting location. In spite of this being a Democratic precinct, Vance won by 4 votes!Signs at the Selmer Civic Center where three precincts voted and where David worked the polls yesterday David with Republican buddies who also were at the Selmer polls.
David O'Connell (from the Gresham campaign), Vance Dennis, Charles Lee, and David

Deborah and Amanda at the Bethel Springs poll (which Vance won by 13 votes)

Go Dennis!

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!!!!

Tennessee Goes Against National Trend

For the first time since Reconstruction, the Republicans will control both houses of the Tennessee Legislature. The Republican majority in the State Senate is now 19-14 and we have a slim 50-49 majority in the State House.

John McCain and Lamar Alexander also won big in Tennessee yesterday.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Historic Republican Victory in Tennessee State Legislature

Tennessee Turns a Deeper Shade of Red

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

WE WIN!!!!!

Finally, after decades of Democratic representation in the Tennessee state legislature, we are thrilled to announce that today we elected a Republican State Senator and State Representative!

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.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

NRA/Chuck Norris ad

Chuck Norris encourages voters to support the candidates who will defend our second amendment rights.

Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour Comes To McNairy County

Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour came to McNairy County yesterday for an event in support of Dolores Gresham.

Governor Barbour and Dolores Gresham (Candidate for State Senate)
Vance Dennis (Candidate for State Representative) and Gov. Barbour
Jonathan and David greet Gov. Barbour Our family with Gov. Barbour
Governor Barbour, Tom Cauley, and Lt. Governor Ron RamseyVance Dennis introduces Lt. Governor Ron RamseyDolores GreshamGovernor BarbourState Representative (TN district 73) Jimmy Eldridge, and Governor Haley Barbour Our neighbor, Mrs. Cullifer, with Governor Barbour Vance and Ashley Dennis with Gov. Barbour McNairy County Mayor Jai Templeton and his wife, Allison, with Gov. Barbour Our family with Lt. Governor Ron RamseyVisiting after the eventState Rep. Eldridge and Vance DennisMama with the Greshams

Senator Bob Corker Visits McNairy County

Our U.S. Senator, Bob Corker, came to the 71st district yesterday to show his support for Vance Dennis. Senator Corker spoke at campaign events in Hardin and McNairy Counties.

Daddy and Jonathan speak with the Senator Tom Hendrix and Sen. CorkerVance Dennis

Bob Corker is a wonderful Senator and we are very grateful to him for coming to McNairy County as often as he does!