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!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Sunday, October 26, 2008

The Jackson Sun Endorses Vance Dennis!

The Jackson Sun
October 26, 2008

Vance Dennis for House District 71

The Jackson Sun endorses Vance Dennis for House District 71. Dennis brings a lot to the table, but the one thing that sets him apart is his desire to represent the people of his district. He first ran for the seat against retiring incumbent Randy Rinks in 2006.

Dennis is a realist and understands the top issues facing his district are jobs and the economy. He understands, given the current state of the state's economy, some belt tightening might be in order. He favors a flat cut across the board for everything but education.

Dennis also is a realist when it comes to economic development for his district. He understands the need for completing road projects. He also understands the need for different counties in his district to work together to attract businesses that will benefit everyone.

Dennis is an attorney with a degree in agriculture business. That combination gives him an understanding of the agriculture that is the backbone of his district. It also gives him the ability to effectively frame an argument and the ability to compromise. Already, he has promised to reach across the aisle, as long as the other side is willing to compromise.

One issue that we particularly like Dennis on, the issue of open records and open government. Dennis favors open government and open records, and says both should be as transparent as possible. He's even in favor of expanding the law.

Dennis brings a refreshing sense of openness to state government. He's got the education, the understanding and the desire which could make him a first-class representative for the people of District 71.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Get Out The Vote Rally

Here are a few pictures from today's rally at the McNairy County Republican Headquarters.
Charles Lee (McNairy County GOP Chairman), Congressman Marsha Blackburn, Dolores Gresham (State Senate candidate), Robin Smith (Tennessee GOP Chairman), and Vance Dennis (State Representative candidate). Listening to the candidates' stump speeches - thanks to Vance and Ashley for the Dennis shirts!Will Alexander speaks on behalf of his father, Senator Lamar AlexanderRobin Smith introduces Vance
Vance Dennis
Dolores Gresham After the rally...visiting with friends
Vance and Jai Templeton, our county mayor

Vance Dennis for State Representative Email Update

Vance Dennis: Notes from the Campaign Trail

October 24, 2008

Early voting sets records
Early voting in Tennessee has set records across the state including here in House District 71. If you have already voted, thank you! If you haven't, you can vote early through October 30. Please be sure to ask your friends, family, and co-workers to go vote early for Vance!

Mike Huckabee endorses Vance Dennis for state representative

Former Arkansas Governor and 2008 Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee this week announced his endorsement of Vance Dennis for State Representative. "Vance believes that the people of District 71 need a representative with the ability and tenacity to fight for the common-sense, conservative values that the people of Decatur, Hardin and McNairy Counties hold dear," Huckabee stated. Saying he was "proud" to endorse Vance Dennis, Huckabee noted Dennis' fiscal conservatism and pledge to fight a state income tax, a state-wide property tax, and any increase in the gas tax. In addition, Huckabee said Dennis is pro-life and supports SJR 127, a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow the Tennessee legislature to place reasonable restrictions on abortions performed in Tennessee. "I'm honored to be endorsed by Governor Huckabee," Dennis said. "He is a national leader on conservative issues and family values, and I appreciate his faith and confidence in me." Governor Huckabee posted his endorsement on his blog:

Senator Bob Corker to campaign for Vance Dennis
U.S. Senator Bob Corker will be campaigning for Vance Dennis next week. Join us for campaign rallies on Tuesday, October 28, at Uptown's, 390 Main St., Savannah, at 2:30 PM, and at The Sawmeal Restaurant, 142 E. Main St., Adamsville, at 3:30 PM. Come see Senator Corker and show your support for Vance!

Can you help?
We need volunteers to work the polls on election day! Please let us know by replying to this email or calling 731-925-1025. Also, let us know if you can help with door knocking or calling.

Upcoming events
With election day only weeks a way, there are lots of upcoming events. Mark your calendar for:

  • Now to October 30: Early voting continues
  • October 28: Senator Bob Corker campaigns for Vance Dennis
  • November 4: Election Day

Thanks for your support! Remember to ask your family, neighbors, friends, and co-workers to vote for Vance! Please forward this email to them. Together, we can win in November!

If you would like to receive email updates from the campaign, please contact Vance at .

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Governor Huckabee Endorses Vance Dennis for State Representative!

We were very excited to get a call from Gov. Huckabee yesterday asking us to vote for Vance Dennis! This is what the front page of his website looks like today.


October 22, 2008 - 05:44 PM
Featured Candidate: Vance Dennis
by Mike Huckabee

I am proud to endorse Vance Dennis for the Tennessee House of Representatives for District 71. Vance is a native of Hardin County and is a practicing Attorney. Vance believes that the people of District 71 need a representative with the ability and tenacity to fight for the common-sense, conservative values that the people of Decatur, Hardin and McNairy Counties hold dear.

Vance Dennis has pledged not to raise taxes and he will be a strong voice against a state income tax. He also advocates the return of excess tax collections by means of a reduction or elimination of the sales tax on food. Vance is pro-life and supports SJR 127, a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow our legislature to place reasonable restrictions on abortions performed in Tennessee. Vance Dennis says “Eight years ago, our state Supreme Court decided that the Tennessee Constitution does not allow us to place any restrictions upon abortion, including partial-birth abortion, which means that we are one of the most liberal states in the nation in regards to abortion. That is why I support a constitutional amendment that would overturn our Supreme Court’s decision and allow Tennesseans to adopt common-sense regulations on abortion, such as waiting periods and counseling.”

To read more about Vance Dennis, please visit his website.

To donate to his campaign, please click here.

To get involved in Vance's campaign, please click here.

Thank you, Gov. Huckabee!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Saturday, October 18, 2008

McNairy County GOP Headquarters' Grand Opening

Today was the grand opening of the McNairy County Republican Headquarters in downtown Selmer. There was a steady stream of people all day.
Campaign signs, bumper stickers, shirts, hats, and buttons were available.
The crowds enjoyed free hot dogs, drinks, popcorn, peanuts, and more!Jonathan, Deborah, Anna, Amanda, and David provided the music.Charles Lee, Jr. - McNairy County GOP ChairmanVance Dennis, our candidate for State Representative Vance, Walker, William, and Ashley Dennis

Friday, October 17, 2008

Senator Bill Frist Shows His Support for Vance Dennis

Former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist came to McNairy County today to show his support for Vance Dennis.
Our family (minus Rebekah) with Senator Frist Mrs. Woods greets Senator Frist
Vance Dennis spoke, then introduced the Senator.Senator FristTalking with Senator Frist
Vance and Ashley DennisWe took this picture of Jonathan, David, and Senator Frist in 2005.We decided to get a new picture of the three of them today. We really appreciate that Senator Frist took the time to come down to McNairy County and we are grateful for his support of Vance Dennis! Thank you, Senator!