republican caucus http://wmot.org en Harwell Retains Tennessee House Speaker's Gavel http://wmot.org/post/harwell-retains-tennessee-house-speakers-gavel <p><span style="font-size: 11px;" id="_oneup"><span style="font-size: 11px;" id="_oneup">NASHVILLE, <font color="red">Tenn</font>. (AP) — Members of the House Republican caucus have nominated Speaker Beth <font color="red">Harwell</font> for another term in charge of the chamber but ousted Rep. Judd Matheny from the No. 2 slot.</span></span></p><p><span style="font-size: 11px;" id="_oneup"><span style="font-size: 11px;" id="_oneup">Matheny, of Tullahoma, was defeated Monday by Rep. Curtis Johnson of Clarksville in a secret ballot.</span></span></p> Mon, 26 Nov 2012 14:13:01 +0000 Associated Press 18161 at http://wmot.org Harwell Retains Tennessee House Speaker's Gavel Maggart Loses State House GOP Primary to NRA Pick http://wmot.org/post/maggart-loses-state-house-gop-primary-nra-pick <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">NASHVILLE, <font color="red">Tenn</font>. (AP) &mdash; Republican Caucus Chairwoman Debra Maggart has lost her state House primary to a retired Air Force officer backed by the National Rifle Association.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">With 88 percent of precincts reporting Thursday night, Lt. Col. Courtney Rogers had more than 1,630 votes, or 58 percent, compared with Maggart&#39;s 1,157, or 42 percent.</span></p> Fri, 03 Aug 2012 10:38:27 +0000 Associated Press 13997 at http://wmot.org