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Another billboard advertising the Democratic Party has gone up on West College Street as Giles County Democrats mobilize for the next round of elections. The message stresses the theme that Democrats care for everyone, which was approved by those attending the party’s August meeting at the Pulaski Recreation and Community Center. The first part of the message approved was: Your Vote Counts. The second part was: Democrats Care About All of Us, and the third message was: Every Republican Voted Against Your Drug Prices. Local Democrats hope this message will help persuade more people to vote for candidates of their party. On Nov. 8, Giles County voters will elect a governor, Fourth District United States Congressman and state representative on a ballot that promises to be much shorter than on Aug. 4. Candidates for city elections in Ardmore and Pulaski also will be on the ballot. Independent candidates not on the Aug. 4 ballot for other offices will be on the Nov. 8 ballot. Four proposed amendments to the Tennessee Constitution also will be on the ballot. Democrats lost some county races to candidates who ran as Republicans on Aug. 4, which Tom Gattis, Giles County Democratic Party Chairman, said showed the county’s drift to right leaning political policies. “The election didn’t go as we wanted, but what’s done is done,” Gattis said prior to the August meeting. “Now we must work toward November and a better outcome for our Democratic candidates for Governor and the District 4 Representative to the U.S. House.” Jason Martin, from Middle Tennessee, won the Democratic Primary, and incumbent Bill Lee, also from Middle Tennessee, is the Republican candidate in the governor’s race. Redistricting has pushed Giles County into the Fourth Congressional District, out of the Fifth District. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, R-Sherwood, is the incumbent in the Fourth District. Opposing him is Wayne Steele, a Democrat from Fayetteville, who defeated Arnold White, Smyna, in that party’s primary. Congressman Mark Green, R-Ashland City, who had represented the Fifth District, was redistricted to the Seventh District and no longer represents Giles County. Clay Doggett, R-Pulaski, representing Giles County and part of Lawrence County, has added part of Lincoln County to District 70, thanks to redistricting. He has been unopposed in elections his last two terms. Fourth District The United States Supreme Court decision to let states decide how abortions will be handled, in other words take away the federal guarantee to allow abortions, has caused much discussion among female voters, Steele said. At one gathering, Steele said a voter told him that she believed in the right to have an abortion, which given her Republican party membership, surprised him. Other women also may have similar concerns about the right to have abortions, which could work in Democrats’ favor, he said. Because the 4th District, which has approximately 22 counties, is diverse and covers so many media markets, Steele suggested one way to help his campaign. If he was at an event, such as a county fair, Steele suggested having local Democrats around to help answer questions and call importance to his candidacy. Jason Martin Martin, the Democratic Party candidate for governor, has visited Giles County this campaign season and spoke at a forum of Democratic candidates at the University of Tennessee Southern in July. Steele and White also spoke at the section of the forum for Fourth District congressional candidates. Gates, who appeared to favor Steele’s suggestion, also talked about getting Martin to visit Giles County again before the November election. Attendance continues to grow at monthly Democratic Party meetings. Notes 100 democratic party 8/25 Another billboard advertising the Democratic Party has gone up on West College Street as Giles County Democrats mobilize for the next round of elections. The message stresses the theme that Democrats care for everyone, which was approved by those attending the party’s August meeting at the Pulaski Recreation and Community Center. The first part of the message approved was: Your Vote Counts. The second part was: Democrats Care About All of Us, and the third message was: Every Republican Voted Against Your Drug Prices. Local Democrats hope this message will help persuade more people to vote for candidates of their party. On Nov. 8, Giles County voters will elect a governor, Fourth District United States Congressman and state representative on a ballot that promises to be much shorter than on Aug. 4. Candidates for city elections in Ardmore and Pulaski also will be on the ballot. Independent candidates not on the Aug. 4 ballot for other offices will be on the Nov. 8 ballot. Four proposed amendments to the Tennessee Constitution also will be on the ballot. Democrats lost some county races to candidates who ran as Republicans on Aug. 4, which Tom Gattis, Giles County Democratic Party Chairman, said showed the county’s drift to right leaning political policies. “The election didn’t go as we wanted, but what’s done is done,” Gattis said prior to the August meeting. “Now we must work toward November and a better outcome for our Democratic candidates for Governor and the District 4 Representative to the U.S. House.” Jason Martin, from Middle Tennessee, won the Democratic Primary, and incumbent Bill Lee, also from Middle Tennessee, is the Republican candidate in the governor’s race. Redistricting has pushed Giles County into the Fourth Congressional District, out of the Fifth District. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, R-Sherwood, is the incumbent in the Fourth District. Opposing him is Wayne Steele, a Democrat from Fayetteville, who defeated Arnold White, Smyna, in that party’s primary. Congressman Mark Green, R-Ashland City, who had represented the Fifth District, was redistricted to the Seventh District and no longer represents Giles County. Clay Doggett, R-Pulaski, representing Giles County and part of Lawrence County, has added part of Lincoln County to District 70, thanks to redistricting. He has been unopposed in re-elections his last two terms. Fourth District The United States Supreme Court decision to let states decide how abortions will be handled, in other words take away the federal guarantee to allow abortions, has caused much discussion among female voters, Steele said. At one gathering, Steele said a voter told him that she believed in the right to have an abortion, which given her Republican party membership, surprised him. Other women also may have similar concerns about the right to have abortions, which could work in Democrats’ favor, he said. Because the 4th District, which has approximately 22 counties, is diverse and covers so many media markets, Steele suggested one way to help his campaign. If he was at an event, such as a county fair, Steele suggested having local Democrats around to help answer questions and call importance to his candidacy. Jason Martin Martin, the Democratic Party candidate for governor, has visited Giles County this campaign season and spoke at a forum of Democratic candidates at the University of Tennessee Southern in July. Steele and White also spoke at the section of the forum for Fourth District congressional candidates. Gates, who appeared to favor Steele’s suggestion, also talked about getting Martin to visit Giles County again before the November election. Attendance continues to grow at monthly Democratic Party meetings. 0

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Paragraph Notes 100 democratic party 8/25 Another billboard advertising the Democratic Party has gone up on West College Street as Giles County Democrats mobilize for the next round of elections. The message stresses the theme that Democrats care for everyone, which was approved by those attending the party’s August meeting at the Pulaski Recreation and Community Center. The first part of the message approved was: Your Vote Counts. The second part was: Democrats Care About All of Us, and the third message was: Every Republican Voted Against Your Drug Prices. Local Democrats hope this message will help persuade more people to vote for candidates of their party. On Nov. 8, Giles County voters will elect a governor, Fourth District United States Congressman and state representative on a ballot that promises to be much shorter than on Aug. 4. Candidates for city elections in Ardmore and Pulaski also will be on the ballot. Independent candidates not on the Aug. 4 ballot for other offices will be on the Nov. 8 ballot. Four proposed amendments to the Tennessee Constitution also will be on the ballot. Democrats lost some county races to candidates who ran as Republicans on Aug. 4, which Tom Gattis, Giles County Democratic Party Chairman, said showed the county’s drift to right leaning political policies. “The election didn’t go as we wanted, but what’s done is done,” Gattis said prior to the August meeting. “Now we must work toward November and a better outcome for our Democratic candidates for Governor and the District 4 Representative to the U.S. House.” Jason Martin, from Middle Tennessee, won the Democratic Primary, and incumbent Bill Lee, also from Middle Tennessee, is the Republican candidate in the governor’s race. Redistricting has pushed Giles County into the Fourth Congressional District, out of the Fifth District. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, R-Sherwood, is the incumbent in the Fourth District. Opposing him is Wayne Steele, a Democrat from Fayetteville, who defeated Arnold White, Smyna, in that party’s primary. Congressman Mark Green, R-Ashland City, who had represented the Fifth District, was redistricted to the Seventh District and no longer represents Giles County. Clay Doggett, R-Pulaski, representing Giles County and part of Lawrence County, has added part of Lincoln County to District 70, thanks to redistricting. He has been unopposed in re-elections his last two terms. Fourth District The United States Supreme Court decision to let states decide how abortions will be handled, in other words take away the federal guarantee to allow abortions, has caused much discussion among female voters, Steele said. At one gathering, Steele said a voter told him that she believed in the right to have an abortion, which given her Republican party membership, surprised him. Other women also may have similar concerns about the right to have abortions, which could work in Democrats’ favor, he said. Because the 4th District, which has approximately 22 counties, is diverse and covers so many media markets, Steele suggested one way to help his campaign. If he was at an event, such as a county fair, Steele suggested having local Democrats around to help answer questions and call importance to his candidacy. Jason Martin Martin, the Democratic Party candidate for governor, has visited Giles County this campaign season and spoke at a forum of Democratic candidates at the University of Tennessee Southern in July. Steele and White also spoke at the section of the forum for Fourth District congressional candidates. Gates, who appeared to favor Steele’s suggestion, also talked about getting Martin to visit Giles County again before the November election. Attendance continues to grow at monthly Democratic Party meetings.

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