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Tennessee's governor holds office for a four year term and may serve a maximum of two terms. The governor is the only official who is elected statewide, making him one of the more powerful chief executives in the nation. The state does not elect the [[Lieutenant Governor]] directly, contrary to most other states; the Tennessee Senate elects its [[TN Lieutenant Governor and Speaker of the Senate - Ron Ramsey|Speaker]] who serves as lieutenant governor.
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Tennessee's current state constitution was adopted in 1870. The state had two earlier constitutions. The first was adopted in 1796, the year Tennessee joined the union, and the second was adopted in 1834. The Tennessee Constitution outlaws martial law within its jurisdiction. This may be a result of the experience of Tennessee residents and other Southerners during the period of military control by Union (Northern) forces of the U.S. government after the American Civil War.
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==Initiative, Referendum and Recall==
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** Currently there is no initiative or referendum available in Tennessee. An alternative is Legislative referendum which is possible in all states ([http://iandrinstitute.org/New%20IRI%20Website%20Info/Drop%20Down%20Boxes/Requirements/Legislative%20Referendum%20States.pdf click here for list]), is when the state legislatures, an elected official, state appointed constitutional revision commission or other government agency or department submits propositions (constitutional amendments, statutes, bond issues, etc.) to the people for their approval or rejection. Every state requires that constitutional amendments proposed by the legislature be submitted to the citizenry via legislative referendum for approval or rejection. Legislative amendments (LA) are possible in Tennessee, and are constitutional amendments placed on the ballot by the legislature or governmental body. This includes constitutional bond issues and amendments proposed by a constitutional revision commission.[http://iandrinstitute.org/Virginia.htm (1)]
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* [[History of direct democracy in Tennessee]]
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* [http://www.state.tn.us/tref/ Campaign Finance Laws]
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* [http://disclosure.law.ucla.edu/statequery.asp Campaign Disclosure Project]
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* [[Anderson County, Tennessee|Anderson]] | [[Bedford County, Tennessee|Bedford]], [[TN Benton| Benton]], [[TN Bledsoe|Bledsoe]] , [[TN Blount|Blount]], [[TN Bradley|Bradley]] , [[TN Campbell|Campbell]], [[TN Cannon|Cannon]] , [[TN Carroll|Carroll]], [[TN Carter|Carter]], [[TN Cheatham|Cheatham]] , [[TN Chester|Chester]] , [[TN Claiborne|Claiborne]] , [[TN Clay|Clay]] , [[TN Cocke|Cocke]] , [[TN Coffee|Coffee]], [[TN Crockett|Crockett]], [[TN Cumberland|Cumberland]] , [[TN Davidson|Davidson]] , [[TN Decatur|Decatur]], [[TN DeKalb|DeKalb]] , [[TN Dickson|Dickson]] , [[TN Dyer|Dyer]], [[TN Fayette|Fayette]], [[TN Fentress|Fentress]] , [[TN Franklin|Franklin]], [[TN Gibson|Gibson]] , [[TN Giles|Giles]] , [[TN Grainger|Grainger]], [[TN Greene|Greene]] , [[TN Grundy|Grundy]] , [[TN Hamblen|Hamblen]] , [[TN Hamilton|Hamilton]] , [[TN Hancock|Hancock]] , [[TN Hardeman|Hardeman]] , [[TN Hardin|Hardin]] , [[TN Hawkins|Hawkins]] , [[TN Haywood|Haywood]] , [[TN Henderson|Henderson]] , [[TN Henry|Henry]] , [[TN Hickman|Hickman]], [[TN Houston|Houston]], [[TN Humphreys|Humphreys]] , [[TN Jackson|Jackson]] , [[TN Jefferson|Jefferson]] , [[TN Johnson|Johnson]] , [[TN Knox|Knox]] , [[TN Lake|Lake]] , [[TN Lauderdale|Lauderdale]] , [[TN Lawrence|Lawrence]] , [[TN Lewis|Lewis]] , [[TN Lincoln|Lincoln]] , [[TN Loudon|Loudon]] , [[TN McMinn|McMinn]] , [[TN McNairy|McNairy]] , [[TN Macon|Macon]] , [[TN Madison|Madison]] , [[TN Marion|Marion]] , [[TN Marshall|Marshall]] , [[TN Maury|Maury]] , [[TN Meigs|Meigs]] , [[TN Monroe|Monroe]] , [[TN Montgomery|Montgomery]] , [[TN Moore|Moore]] , [[TN Morgan|Morgan]] , [[TN Obion|Obion]] , [[TN Overton|Overton]] , [[TN Perry|Perry]] , [[TN Pickett|Pickett]] , [[TN Polk|Polk]] , [[TN Putnam|Putnam]] , [[TN Rhea|Rhea]] , [[TN Roane|Roane]] , [[TN Robertson|Robertson]] , [[TN Rutherford|Rutherford]] , [[TN Scott|Scott]] , [[TN Sequatchie|Sequatchie]] , [[TN Sevier|Sevier]] , [[TN Shelby|Shelby]] , [[TN Smith|Smith]] , [[TN Stewart|Stewart]] , [[TN Sullivan|Sullivan]] , [[TN Sumner|Sumner]] , [[TN Tipton|Tipton]] , [[TN Trousdale|Trousdale]] , [[TN Unicoi|Unicoi]] , [[TN Union|Union]], [[TN Van Buren|Van Buren]] , [[TN Warren|Warren]] , [[TN Washington|Washington]] , [[TN Wayne|Wayne]] , [[TN Weakley|Weakley]] , [[TN White|White]] , [[TN Williamson|Williamson]] , [[TN Wilson|Wilson]]
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'''State executives'''<br>
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[[Tennessee Governor|Governor]]
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[[Tennessee Attorney General|Attorney General]]
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[[Tennessee Secretary of State|Secretary of State]]
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[[Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury|Comptroller]]
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[[Tennessee Treasurer|Treasurer]]
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[[Tennessee Commissioner of Education|Commissioner of Education]]
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[[Tennessee Commissioner of Insurance|Commissioner of Insurance]]
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[[Tennessee Commissioner of Agriculture|Commissioner of Agriculture]]
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[[Tennessee Commissioner of Environment & Conservation|Commissioner of Environment & Conservation]]
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[[Tennessee Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development|Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development]]
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[[Tennessee Chairman of Regulatory Authority|Chairman of Regulatory Authority]]
  
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'''State legislature'''<br>
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[[Tennessee State Legislature|State Legislature]] •
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[[Tennessee House of Representatives|House of Representatives]] •
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[[Tennessee Senate|Senate]]
  
==Government and City Links==
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* [http://www.state.tn.us/ Tennessee's Official Website]
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[[Tennessee Constitution|Constitution]] •
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[[Tennessee Supreme Court|Supreme Court]]
  
===Key Government Officials===
 
* [[Phil Bredesen]]
 
* [[Ron Ramsey]]
 
* [[Tennessee Secretary of State]]
 
* [[Tennessee Attorney General]]
 
  
==News and blogging resources==
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'''Tennessee Counties'''<br>
* [[Tennessee media]]
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[[Anderson County, Tennessee ballot measures| Anderson]] • [[Bedford County, Tennessee ballot measures|Bedford]] • [[Benton County, Tennessee ballot measures|Benton]] • [[Bledsoe County, Tennessee ballot measures|Bledsoe]] • [[Blount County, Tennessee ballot measures|Blount]] • [[Bradley County, Tennessee ballot measures|Bradley]] • [[Campbell County, Tennessee ballot measures|Campbell]] • [[Cannon County, Tennessee ballot measures|Cannon]] • [[Carroll County, Tennessee ballot measures|Carroll]] • [[Carter County, Tennessee ballot measures|Carter]] • [[Cheatham County, Tennessee ballot measures|Cheatham]] • [[Chester County, Tennessee ballot measures|Chester]] • [[Claiborne County, Tennessee ballot measures|Claiborne]] • [[Clay County, Tennessee ballot measures|Clay]] • [[Cocke County, Tennessee ballot measures|Cocke]] • [[Coffee County, Tennessee ballot measures|Coffee]] • [[Crockett County, Tennessee ballot measures|Crockett]] • [[Cumberland County, Tennessee ballot measures|Cumberland]] • [[Davidson County, Tennessee ballot measures|Davidson]] • [[Decatur County, Tennessee ballot measures|Decatur]] • [[DeKalb County, Tennessee ballot measures|DeKalb]] • [[Dickson County, Tennessee ballot measures|Dickson]] • [[Dyer County, Tennessee ballot measures|Dyer]] • [[Fayette County, Tennessee ballot measures|Fayette]] • [[Fentress County, Tennessee ballot measures|Fentress]] • [[Franklin County, Tennessee ballot measures|Franklin]] • [[Gibson County, Tennessee ballot measures|Gibson]] • [[Giles County, Tennessee ballot measures|Giles]] • [[Grainger County, Tennessee ballot measures|Grainger]] • [[Greene County, Tennessee ballot measures|Greene]] • [[Grundy County, Tennessee ballot measures|Grundy]] • [[Hamblen County, Tennessee ballot measures|Hamblen]] • [[Hamilton County, Tennessee ballot measures|Hamilton]] • [[Hancock County, Tennessee ballot measures|Hancock]] • [[Hardeman County, Tennessee ballot measures|Hardeman]] • [[Hardin County, Tennessee ballot measures|Hardin]] • [[Hawkins County, Tennessee ballot measures|Hawkins]] • [[Haywood County, Tennessee ballot measures|Haywood]] • [[Henderson County, Tennessee ballot measures|Henderson]] • [[Henry County, Tennessee ballot measures|Henry]] • [[Hickman County, Tennessee ballot measures|Hickman]] • [[Houston County, Tennessee ballot measures|Houston]] • [[Humphreys County, Tennessee ballot measures|Humphreys]] • [[Jackson County, Tennessee ballot measures|Jackson]] • [[Jefferson County, Tennessee ballot measures|Jefferson]] • [[Johnson County, Tennessee ballot measures|Johnson]] • [[Knox County, Tennessee ballot measures|Knox]] • [[Lake County, Tennessee ballot measures|Lake]] • [[Lauderdale County, Tennessee ballot measures|Lauderdale]] • [[Lawrence County, Tennessee ballot measures|Lawrence]] • [[Lewis County, Tennessee ballot measures|Lewis]] • [[Lincoln County, Tennessee ballot measures|Lincoln]] • [[Loudon County, Tennessee ballot measures|Loudon]] • [[Macon County, Tennessee ballot measures|Macon]] • [[Madison County, Tennessee ballot measures|Madison]] • [[Marion County, Tennessee ballot measures|Marion]] • [[Marshall County, Tennessee ballot measures|Marshall]] • [[Maury County, Tennessee ballot measures|Maury]] • [[McMinn County, Tennessee ballot measures|McMinn]] • [[McNairy County, Tennessee ballot measures|McNairy]] • [[Meigs County, Tennessee ballot measures|Meigs]] • [[Monroe County, Tennessee ballot measures|Monroe]] • [[Montgomery County, Tennessee ballot measures|Montgomery]] • [[Moore County, Tennessee ballot measures|Moore]] • [[Morgan County, Tennessee ballot measures|Morgan]] • [[Obion County, Tennessee ballot measures|Obion]] • [[Overton County, Tennessee ballot measures|Overton]] • [[Perry County, Tennessee ballot measures|Perry]]  • [[Pickett County, Tennessee ballot measures|Pickett]] • [[Polk County, Tennessee ballot measures|Polk]] • [[Putnam County, Tennessee ballot measures|Putnam]] • [[Rhea County, Tennessee ballot measures|Rhea]] • [[Roane County, Tennessee ballot measures|Roane]]• [[Robertson County, Tennessee ballot measures|Robertson]]• [[Rutherford County, Tennessee ballot measures|Rutherford]] • [[Scott County, Tennessee ballot measures|Scott]] • [[Sequatchie County, Tennessee ballot measures| Sequatchie]] • [[Sevier County, Tennessee ballot measures|Sevier]] • [[Shelby County, Tennessee ballot measures|Shelby]] • [[Smith County, Tennessee ballot measures|Smith]] • [[Stewart County, Tennessee ballot measures|Stewart]] • [[Sullivan County, Tennessee ballot measures|Sullivan]] • [[Sumner County, Tennessee ballot measures|Sumner]] • [[Tipton County, Tennessee ballot measures|Tipton]] • [[Trousdale County, Tennessee ballot measures|Trousdale]] • [[Unicoi County, Tennessee ballot measures|Unicoi]] • [[Union County, Tennessee ballot measures|Union]] • [[Van Buren County, Tennessee ballot measures|Van Buren]] • [[Warren County, Tennessee ballot measures|Warren]] • [[Washington County, Tennessee ballot measures|Washington]] • [[Wayne County, Tennessee ballot measures|Wayne]] • [[Weakley County, Tennessee ballot measures|Weakley]] • [[White County, Tennessee ballot measures|White]] • [[Williamson County, Tennessee ballot measures|Williamson]] • [[Wilson County, Tennessee ballot measures|Wilson]]
  
<small>Portions of this article were taken from [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tennessee Wikipedia] 6/26/07</small>
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'''Voting and elections'''
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* [[Portal:Congress|Congress]] ([[United States Senate elections in Tennessee, 2012|2012 U.S. Senate]] & [[United States House of Representatives elections in Tennessee, 2012|House elections]])
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* [[Portal:State Executive Officials|State executive officials]]
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* [[Tennessee State Legislature|State legislature]] ([[Tennessee State Senate elections, 2012|2012 Senate]] & [[Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2012|House elections]])
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* [[List of Tennessee ballot measures|State ballot measures]] ([[Tennessee_2014_ballot_measures|2014]])
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* [[Local ballot measures, Tennessee|Local ballot measures]]
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* [[Redistricting in Tennessee]]
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* [[School bond and tax elections in Tennessee|School district bond issues]]
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* [[Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States]]
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** [[Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States, Tennessee|Tennessee Results]]
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'''Laws and history'''
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* [[Laws governing ballot measures in Tennessee]]
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** [[Laws governing recall in Tennessee|Laws governing recall]]
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** [[Laws governing local ballot measures in Tennessee|Laws governing local measures]]
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* [[History of direct democracy in Tennessee|History of direct democracy]]
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* [[Campaign finance requirements for Tennessee ballot measures|Campaign finance requirements]]
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Lamar Alexander will face state Rep. Joe Carr in 2014 primary Aug 31, 2013

Tennessee

By Maresa Strano

NASHVILLE, Tennessee: Last week, State Rep. Joe Carr launched his bid to challenge incumbent Sen. Lamar Alexander in the 2014 Republican primary.[1] They will square off for their party's nomination on August 7, 2014, which gives Carr just under a year to enact his hope of taking over Alexander's seat in the U.S. Senate.

Carr's announcement directly coincided with a recent tea party offensive against Alexander on account of the senator's recent demonstrations of bipartisanship. Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Alexander is an average Republican member of Congress, meaning he will vote with the Republican Party on the majority of bills. Despite this rating, the provocative and proven influential tea party contingent of the GOP has berated Alexander for his willingness to engage in compromise efforts with other members of congress - including moderates within the GOP and with Democrats, who currently hold the majority in the Senate. Alexander responded to his critics in a op-ed published in a Tennessee newspaper. He explained, "I learned to count in Maryville City Schools. So I know that if you only have 45 votes and you need 60 senators to get something important done like balancing the budget and fixing the debt, then you have to work with other people — that is, IF you really care about solving the problem, IF you really want to get a result, instead of just making a speech."[2]

Alexander has served in the Senate since 2003, having been first elected on November 5, 2002. He was re-elected by in 2008 by a substantial margin, garnering over twice the number of votes than the second place finisher. Prior to becoming a senator, Alexander previously served as the Governor of Tennessee and as the U.S. Secretary of Education.[3]

The general election takes place November 4, 2014.[4]

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