Press release from Americans for Prosperity – TN; September 15, 2014:
NASHVILLE – Americans for Prosperity – Tennessee (AFP-TN) commends the TN Supreme Court for listening to Tennesseans on their selection of a new attorney general. Herbert Slatery III was selected to serve the eight-year term as Tennessee’s attorney general.
Three of the Supreme Court Justices recently won their retention election campaigns. Unlike most past retention elections they actually had to campaign for their seats. Due to the efforts of Americans for Prosperity and Lt Governor Ron Ramsey, the Justices were besieged partially based upon decisions made by our previous attorney general. A record number of Tennesseans showed up to the polls to hold them accountable.
Twenty-eight other states joined the lawsuit to stop ObamaCare. Tennessee sat idly on the sidelines instead of leading the fight; the attorney general made the decision. Tennessee previously expanded the Medicaid system. Skyrocketing costs that would have ultimately bankrupted the state led to harsh TennCare cuts.
“We sought to shine a light on the entire process. With record turn-out and our Supreme Court selecting a new Attorney General we certainly exceeded our goal,” said Andrew Ogles, AFP-TN State Director. “Our justices are to be commended for putting partisan politics aside and selecting someone who will best represent the interests of Tennesseans. We held their feet to the fire and they heard us.”