Now that Republicans have a so-called “mega-majority” in Tennessee’s legislature, some are more worried about infighting than about interference from Democrats.
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Tennessee Senator Bob Corker is hoping a deficit deal can shake loose in Congress, now that the election is past and the so-called “fiscal cliff” is looming. Corker handily won a second term last night.
Tennessee Republicans have now clinched what some are calling a “mega-majority” in the state legislature. They flipped six seats from blue to red in the state Senate, and at least that many in the state House.
A wheel tax hike to fund schools in Sumner County failed overwhelmingly. More than 60 percent of voters were against the $25 tax increase, even after a budget stalemate led to a two-week delay in the opening of schools this year.
While President Obama cruised to victory in the Electoral College, he lost Tennessee by an even wider margin than in 2008.
The biggest gathering of Democrats in Nashville last night was at Loews Vanderbilt Hotel – a celebration for Rep. Jim Cooper’s all-but certain re-election. Democrats primarily had to look to national politics to find something to cheer about.
Statewide election returns show there must have been thousands of split tickets for Tennessee voters. Presidential politics didn’t necessarily indicate the party of choice down the ballot.
Davidson County election officials say they don’t yet know why, but huge numbers of provisional ballots were needed on Election Day. Several precincts ran out and had to be resupplied.
Some precincts around Middle Tennessee are experiencing long lines, even after a big turnout during the two-week early voting period.
Time is running out for Tennesseans who bypassed early voting. Polls open at 7 am close at 7 o’clock tonight. The presidential race has created a difficult decision for some.
A GOP supermajority in the state house may not be all its cracked up to be. Republican Governor Bill Haslam sees two sides in controlling so much of the General Assembly.
Governor Bill Haslam is keeping his distance from fellow Republican Scott DesJarlais. The congressman representing Murfreesboro and Columbia has been battling revelations that he urged a mistress to have an abortion 12 years ago.
Both presidential campaigns have their distinct soundtracks. And on the Republican side, it’s still got a twang.
The Tennessee Supreme Court says a Memphis library card will count as voter ID for this election. In an order released Thursday, the high court also said it would hear oral arguments in the politically charged case.
While voters flood to the polls in Tennessee, kids are casting fake ballots in mock presidential elections. Nashville’s STEM Prep charter school has spent weeks scrutinizing one issue at a time.
Thursday is the final day of early voting in Tennessee ahead of next Tuesday’s election. In Nashville the ballot includes several referendums, including one on just who should be allowed to run Metro Public Works.
Proposed taxes are drawing voters to the polls in several Tennessee counties, including Sumner, where a budget battle delayed the start of school by nearly two weeks. A $25 increase in car registrations is splitting voters who consider themselves conservative.
Early voting continues to produce lines more than an hour long in some parts of Middle Tennessee. More than 1.1 million people statewide have cast a ballot early.
President Obama has lost many of his younger supporters in Tennessee, according to a poll released Tuesday by MTSU. Nearly three-quarters of voters under the age of 45 say they’ll vote Republican.
The Tennessee Democratic Party is trying to take full advantage of news accounts detailing extra marital affairs of Republican Congressman Scott DesJarlais. The party chair now sees dethroning the freshman representative as a political parting shot.