June 1, 2018

The Grand Old Publication is the TNGOP's bi-monthly newsletter to keep you up to date with Republican news and events across the Volunteer State.


Karl Dean Under Fire

At the Leadership Tennessee Gubernatorial Forum, Karl Dean was blasted by fellow Democratic candidate House Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh on his handling of funds following the 2010 Nashville flood. While Nashville has had a string of Mayors who've mismanaged the city's money, Tennesseans deserve better in a Governor. Although we don't usually see eye to eye with the Minority Leader, on this issue the blatant misuse or ignorance about the use of federal dollars by former Mayor Dean is too glaring to ignore.

Setting the Record Straight

Phil Bredesen recently released an ad touting his record on jobs. Well since he brought it up, let’s talk about Phil's actual jobs numbers and set the record straight. While Phil Bredesen was in the Governors office, the number of unemployed Tennesseans nearly doubled. Even further, he's now said emphatically that he would have voted against the tax cuts that have been creating jobs across the country even before the cuts were implemented. When Phil Bredesen was governor, unemployment jumped from 5.1 percent to 9.5 percent. He is backtracking to change his weak record, but Tennesseans won’t be fooled by misleading ads. They know Bredesen will just be a tool for Hillary Clinton and Chuck Schumer, and Marsha Blackburn is the only one who will represent their shared values in the Senate.

2018 Statesmen's Dinner

We are only ONE week away from this years Statesmen's Dinner. If you haven't already, make sure to get your ticket to the event no Republican in Tennessee will want to miss. #APartyUnited.




  • President Trump's recent visit and rally was a HUGE boost for Tennessee Republicans as thousands of supporters came to Nashville.
  • The Tennessee Governor Debate Series for Republican candidates will continue on June 20 at 8 ET/7 CT in Nashville and then a third time on July 20 at 8 ET/7 CT in Knoxville. 
  • We last reported that there are 761 Republican nominees running for local elections. The correct figure is more than 850 when including those nominated in county caucuses.



Visit our events calendar at to see what is happening around the state!

Featured Events:

June 2 - Unicoi County BBQ
June 2 - Cumberland County Reagan Day Dinner
June 5 - Montgomery County Meeting
June 6 - Republican Women of Purpose Event
June 6 - Bedford County HQ Opening
June 8 - 2018 Statesmen's Dinner
June 9 - Grundy County Reagan Day Picnic
June 9 - Coffee County Picnic
June 9 - Morgan County Reagan Day Dinner


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