published Monday, April 21st, 2014

Campaign Notebook: Eastdale hosts meet, greet


Early voting in the May 6 primary election continues through May 1.

Cast your vote at one of the following locations:

• Brainerd Recreation Center, 1010 N. Moore Road, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday

• Eastwood Church, 4300 Ooltewah-Ringgold Road, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday

• Hamilton County Election Commission, 700 River Terminal Road, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday

• Northgate Mall, in location between Old Navy and Belk, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday

Eastdale hosts meet, greet

Democratic candidates will meet and talk with voters tonight at the Eastdale Youth and Family Development Center, 1312 Moss Drive.

The event begins at 6 p.m. Hosts are Hamilton County Democratic Party board members Joe Ramsey and Demetres Coonrod.

For more information, contact Ramsey at 698-7829 or Coonrod at

Crangle fundraiser set

Tommy Crangle, Republican candidate for the District 27 House seat, will hold a campaign kickoff and fundraiser at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Red Bank Community Center.

Many current and former Republican officeholders are expected to be present, including Richard Floyd, who is stepping down from the seat, according to a news release.

A donation of $25 per person is suggested. Contributions are appreciated but not required, the release states.

To RSVP, email or phone 423-762-7131.

The community center is on Tom Weathers Drive behind Erlanger North hospital on Morrison Springs Road.

DesJarlais heads to Jasper

U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais will campaign Wednesday in Jasper, according to a news release from the Marion County Republican Party.

The South Pittsburg physician is seeking re-election in the 4th Congressional District. He faces a primary challenge from state Sen. Jim Tracy, R-Shelbyville.

He will be at the Dutch Maid Bakery, 29 Courthouse Square, at 8 a.m. CDT.

For information, email or visit

Democrats set meet and greet

Democratic candidates will meet and talk with voters from 5 to 8 p.m. April 28 at the Red Bank Community Center, according to a news release.

Party executive committee members from County Commission districts 2 and 6 are hosting the event, and Democratic candidates at the county, state and national level have been invited. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, call county party Chairman Terry Lee at 423-304-2152.

Send updates about candidate events and endorsements, party meetings and other campaign-related news to or jwalton@timesfree

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