published Monday, May 12th, 2014

Campaign notebook: Birthday party at JFK Club

Birthday party at JFK Club

Members of the JFK Club will celebrate President John F. Kennedy's birthday at noon today at the Chattanoogan hotel, 1201 Broad St. Several speakers will share their thoughts Kennedy's life and influence on our world.

For more information contact Brenda Freeman Short at bshortlaw@epbfi.com.

GOP winners at picnic

Winners in last week's Hamilton County Republican primary will be introduced today at the weekly Pachyderm Club. A picnic lunch of hot dogs and hamburgers is planned and the candidates will have the opportunity to speak.

The event is at 1 p.m. at GOP headquarters at the corner of Chestnut and Main streets. Parking is available in the Finley Stadium lot.

Wamp to open headquarters

The grand opening of Weston Wamp's campaign headquarters and volunteer kickoff is 6 p.m. today at 340 Frazier Ave. Wamp is seeking the Republican nomination for Congress in the 3rd Congressional District.

More information is at www.westonwamp.com.

Martin launches school board race

A campaign kickoff for District 3 school board candidate Greg Martin is set for 6 p.m. Tuesday at Creeks Bend Golf Course, 5900 Hixson Pike. Entertainment is by Philip Haymaker.

District 3 includes Hixson, Lakesite, Middle Valley and Big Ridge. More information is at www.electgregmartin.com. Call 423-596-7338 or email drjgm716@comcast.net.

Democrats to install officers

The Greater Chattanooga Democratic Women's Club will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the IBEW, 3922 Volunteer Drive.

New officers will be installed during a candlelight ceremony and light refreshments will be served. For more information contact Jackie Dowell at dowellj1@comcast.net.

Graves, challenger to speak in Dalton

U.S. Rep. Tom Graves, R-Ga., and Ken Herron, the man who hopes to unseat him in the May 20 GOP primary, will speak Tuesday at the monthly meeting of the Whitfield County Republican Party.

The 14th Congressional District covers Northwest Georgia. No Democrat is seeking the post, so the primary winner will be the district representative.

The meeting is 7 p.m. at the Mack Gaston Community Center, 218 N. Fredrick St., in Dalton.

Mitchell to meet voters Wednesday

Yolanda Mitchell, Democratic candidate for Hamilton County Juvenile Court judge, will meet and greet voters Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m.

Brenda Nunn is hosting the event at 6456 Brookmead Circle in Hixson. For more information, all Nunn at 423-364-3532.

Lane wins 4th District endorsement

Steve Lane, candidate for the 4th District seat in Congress, has been endorsed by the Republican Liberty Caucus.

Lane, an Air Force veteran and building construction teacher at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Nashville, is from Murfreesboro. He is challenging incumbent Scott DesJarlais, of South Pittsburg, and state Sen. Jim Tracy, of Shelbyville, for the nomination.

Matt Nye, chairman of the RLC, said in a news release that "Tennesseans will find comfort in [Lane's] solid, no-nonsense approach to government, and his experience as a teacher makes him uniquely qualified to tackle issues of federal over reach like Common Core."

Nye said the Republican Liberty Caucus is an IRS 527 voluntary grassroots membership organization, founded in 1991 and dedicated to working within the party to advance the principles of individual rights, limited government and free markets.

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