Tennessee abortion amendment drawing star power
NASHVILLE — The next general election may be exactly one year away, but the upcoming battle over the future of abortion in Tennessee is getting started today.
Reality television show stars Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, along with their 19 children and three grandchildren, will visit a Madison church tonight to encourage an expected audience of 3,000 to vote in favor of Amendment 1 next Nov. 4. The proposed constitutional amendment would give lawmakers more authority to regulate and restrict abortions.
At a separate event tonight, Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, a Republican from Blountville, will launch the "Yes on 1" campaign with a reception and dinner at the Marriott at Vanderbilt. The campaign has just hired an experienced political fundraiser and a veteran campaign manager and expects to raise more than $250,000 at the kickoff event.
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