As early voting for the city of Chattanooga begins, I would be remiss in my role as Hamilton County Republican Party chairman if I didn’t encourage all eligible Republicans to get out to the polls and vote for the Republicans that will most support our ideas of smaller government and responsible spending.
In District 2, Roger Tuder has demonstrated time after time to be a man of character, principles and ideas and will represent your district well.
In District 3, Ken Smith is facing a Democratic incumbent who raised your taxes (19 percent), approved bloated city budgets for non-essential government services and provided you with high dollar blue "art" when so many other things are needed.
In Districts 1 and 4, solid Republicans are asking for your vote and need your support.
Finally, in the mayoral race, while Mr. Satterfield is here in Chattanooga working hard to win your vote; his Democratic opponent was in Washington, D.C.. attending a fundraiser thrown by Democratic lobbyists prior to the State of the Union speech.
The choices are clear; now you need to vote.
Chairman, Hamilton County Republican Party
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Good grief. I thought City Council and mayoral races were supposed to be non-partisan I think Republicans and Democrats have forgotten that.
Why not just let people run on their qualifications and character than having to ride into office on an elephant or a donkey? Just a thought from someone who suffered.in a run-off campaign some years ago when my opponent's political party injected itself in the race. That shouldn't happen if non-partisan races are to remain just that. Otherwise, change the city charter.