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"You're not required by law to live in the District that you run in," says political analyst Joe White. "Several candidates from each party, both Republican and the Democratic Party, have run for U.S. House seats in Districts they didn't live in."
Joe White is a long-time political writer. He took a hard look at some of the ads filling the airwaves in the 6th District race. Among them, claims made by a SuperPAC, funded by friends of Lou Ann Zelenik, that Diane Black supports the President's Health Care Reform law. White says that's false.
"She has voted for some continuing resolutions which allowed the government to keep operating," says White. "That could be interpreted as voting to continue Obamacare, except it could also be interpreted as continuing nuclear research. It just keeps the government going."
While Chairman of the Rutherford County Republican Party, Zelenik supported a tax increase for new schools, but she wasn't an elected official, and her support didn't directly impact the tax hike. Other claims in this race aren't so easy to qualify. There was an ad in the 2010 primary where Zelenik accused Black of voting for a $1 million state contract with Aegis, her husband's drug testing lab. The facts are Black did not vote on putting the contract in the state budget, but did vote to approve the state budget as a whole. Zelenik was cleared in the lawsuit, but the ad company agreed to a financial settlement and admitted it had no information Black, her husband or the state did anything wrong. The newly drawn 6th District stretches from Robertson County all the way to Fentress and down as far south as Coffee. Thousands of people voting in this race weren't in the District 2 years ago. There's no Democratic candidate, so whoever wins this primary is very likely headed to Congress.
Tuesday, July 31 2012, 10:18 PM CDT
Tenn. Powerball ticket worth $1 million
May 19, 2013 18:44 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A Powerball ticket sold in Tennessee barely missed winning a share of an estimated $590.5 million prize. But the ticket has a nice consolation prize worth $1 million.
Officials say the Powerball ticket worth $1 million was sold in Chattanooga.
There's no word yet on who won.
A Powerball ticket sold at a supermarket in Zephyrhills, Fla., matched all six numbers selected Saturday night for the estimated $590.5 million prize. It's the highest Powerball jackpot in history.
The winning numbers were 10, 13, 14, 22 and 52, with a Powerball of 11.
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- A measure of the U.S. economy's future health rose in solidly in April, buoyed by a sharp rise in applications to build new homes and apartments.
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- A labor group Apple joined to assess working conditions at three manufacturing plants in China, where its products are made, says conditions are getting better.
ON THIN ICE?
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- He was already on thin ice with the law when he failed to meet the conditions of his probation.