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TN political strategist Tom Ingram on fixing politics: ‘Fight like dogs and cats in the campaign, but then come together’ | WJHL
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TN political strategist Tom Ingram on fixing politics: ‘Fight like dogs and cats in the campaign, but then come together’ | WJHL

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — One of the most revered behind-the-scenes players in Tennessee politics is concerned. Very concerned. Tom Ingram knows a thing or two about the high-stress world of politics. Since the mid-1970’s, he’s spent many a tense election night waiting to find out if his strategies paid off and his candidates got elected. (By the way, most of them did.) But this is a different kind of concern. A big-picture kind of concern beyond campaigns and high-profile corporate clients. A “we need to fix this or else” kind of concern. “Our politics have become so dysfunctional,” he said in an interview with News Channel 11 after giving a speech to the East Tennessee Republican Club in Johnson City this week. “And the future of the country could be at stake.”...