#1 Aug 9, 2010
Haslam, Ramsey tie in Carter County
BY Robert Sorrell
"Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam may have won the statewide Republican primary contest for governor, but he battled to a dead-even finish with Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey in Carter County. Both candidates received 3,821 votes in Carter County.
The heated gubernatorial race in the Republican primary included five individuals, including three front-runners: Haslam, Ramsey and Zach Wamp, who came in third place in Carter County with 2,451 votes.
Late Thursday evening, Haslam had about 50 percent of all votes cast in the Republican gubernatorial primary. Wamp collected about 28 percent of the votes and Ramsey managed about 21 percent"...
The Elizabethton Star article neglected to mention that these numbers are from the unofficial count provided online by Tennessee Secretary of State.
Since: Nov 08
#2 Aug 10, 2010
Haslam was on TV saying he and Ramsey have became good friends .With the two being good friends maybe all is not lost for East Tn. if hes elected.
#3 Aug 10, 2010
A "show" of Republican Party unity...
Haslam may recoginize that he perhaps has to work closely with Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey in the Tennessee Senate, but Ramsey in very public demonstrated that he is a man that holds a political grudge - case in point: Kent Williams in 2009 becoming the TNGA Speaker of the House by outsmarting Rep. Jason Mumpower and the entire State Executive Committee of the Tennessee Republican Party.
The Ramsey payback: his killing the long proposed TWRA Elizabethton cold-water trout hatchery that TNGA House Speaker was working to have constructed in Elizabethton.
Haslam better come around quick to realize that if he is in fact elected as Governor of Tennessee that he needs to as both a practical and political matter have the Tennessee Senate to send Ramsey to the back benches in the state Senate and replace Ron with a new Senate Speaker who will not sabatoge the Halsam legislative agenda "the Tennessee Way" for the next four years.
#4 Aug 10, 2010
Ramsey needs Haslam worse than Haslam needs him.
#5 Aug 10, 2010
Ron Ramsey demonstrates exactly why the Tennessee COnstitution needs to be amended to allow Tennessee residents to exercise popular vote for the selection of Tennessee Lt. Governor...
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