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Erin McCullough has won awards for her news reporting, community lifestyles and education reporting in the three years she's been a journalist. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and currently lives in Tullahoma with her cat, Luna.
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US Rep. Jim Cooper announces changes to staff

U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper, D-Nashville, announced Wednesday that Lisa Quigley, his longest-serving chief of staff, will depart this summer after 13 years leading his office. Cheryl Mayes, Cooper’s director of finance and operations, will become the district director of the Nashville office. Cooper’s longtime legislative director and deputy chief of staff, Jason Lumia, a budget expert, will become chief of staff in the Washington, D.C., office.
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Longtime Jim Cooper chief of staff leaving congressman’s office

U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper’s longtime chief of staff Lisa Quigley is leaving his office this summer. She has run the Nashville Democrat’s Washington office for 13 years and has previously worked for other members of Congress and ran for Congress herself in California. Jason Lumia, deputy chief of staff and legislative director for Cooper, will take over as chief of staff. Cooper also announced that finance and operations director Cheryl Mayes will be promoted to district director based in Nashville.
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Tennessee community organizer Odessa Kelly to primary Dem Rep. Jim Cooper

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) | Tennessee community organizer Odessa Kelly announced April 5 that she will challenge U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper in the 2022 Democratic primary. Kelly is backed by Justice Democrats, a progressive group that helped launch New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign in 2018. “We need more pathways...
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Nashville community organizer to primary Democratic Rep. Jim Cooper in 2022

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee community organizer Odessa Kelly has announced that she will challenge U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper in the 2022 Democratic primary. Kelly is backed by Justice Democrats, a progressive group that helped launch Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign in 2018. Kelly is the co-founder and executive director...
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Nashville community activist launches bid to challenge Rep. Jim Cooper

Odessa Kelly, a community activist from East Nashville, has announced a primary bid to challenge longtime Democratic U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper to represent Tennessee’s 5th Congressional District. In an announcement Monday, Kelly said she’s running to “give voice and power to those who have been neglected by the status quo.”
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Craig Huey Explains the Election Modernization Technique That Odessa Kelly Will Use in Her Campaign to Defeat Jim Cooper

Live from Music Row Tuesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – host Leahy welcomed creator of the Huey Report and direct mail expert, Craig Huey, in-studio to discuss (TN-4) Congressman Jim Cooper’s Democratic opponent and how she will angle and tackle her campaign for his dynasty seat.
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Challenger Backed by Far-Left Group Targets Jim Cooper for Midterm Primary in Tennessee

The far-left group Justice Democrats announced Monday it is backing Odessa Kelly in her campaign to challenge Rep. Jim Cooper (D-TN). This will be the first primary challenge unveiled by Justice Democrats for the 2022 midterm cycle. Cooper is part of the “Blue Dog Coalition” in the House of Representatives. It is considered to be part of the Democrat Party that identifies as centrists. He has been disliked by progressives for years. Daily Kos floated an idea in 2013 to challenge Cooper for voting against nearly $51 billion in Hurricane Sandy aid.