While President Obama cruised to victory in the Electoral College, he lost Tennessee by an even wider margin than in 2008.
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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.
Some precincts around Middle Tennessee are experiencing long lines, even after a big turnout during the two-week early voting period.
Both presidential campaigns have their distinct soundtracks. And on the Republican side, it’s still got a twang.
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.
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.
Voters continue to stream to the polls in Tennessee, often waiting in line to cast a ballot early. In Maury County, the presidential race is driving turnout.
Wednesday night’s presidential debate drew out a couple hundred college students to watch at Lipscomb University. The Christian school’s namesake famously argued believers should not vote, but more than a few there are planning to.
Tennessee’s top economic development official has raised his hand for a temporary job with Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign. Commissioner Bill Hagerty – a longtime Romney supporter – is taking unpaid leave from his state job.
A campaign office for Mitt Romney opens in Green Hills this weekend, making a total of four sites across Nashville to pick up yard signs and bumper stickers. Instead of the candidate’s national organization, local Republicans are responsible. And they’re most interested in Romney’s coattails.
Ron Paul supporters in Tennessee say they never expected him to win. The Republican presidential candidate now says he’s done spending money on the campaign.
It could be a couple weeks before Tennessee’s Republican party gives an exact count of the delegates each presidential hopeful picked up in Tuesday’s primary.
Rick Santorum isn’t the only candidate tallying fresh delegates from Tennessee after yesterday’s Republican primary. Rivals Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich also grabbed a handful of delegates around the state.
GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum won nearly every county in Tennessee on Super Tuesday. However Davidson and Williamson counties narrowly went to Mitt Romney.
Last night’s Republican primary contest in Tennessee could set the tone for several other southern races later this month. Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum won the state, but officials with Mitt Romney’s campaign were quick to point out he didn’t go down without a fight.
Texas Congressman Ron Paul didn’t visit Tennessee prior to Super Tuesday, but he still received nearly 10 percent of the vote. Paul supporters turned out, despite his long-shot odds to win the Republican nomination.
Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum picked up an easy win in Tennessee, the state with the third most delegates at stake for Super Tuesday. The Associated Press called the race less than an hour after polls closed.
Tennessee voters have been streaming to the polls on Super Tuesday. For some Republicans, picking a presidential candidate has been a last second decision.
Even as the Republican presidential race tightens in Tennessee, new research from MTSU finds the state’s regular church-goers favor Rick Santorum six-to-one over Mitt Romney.
Top Democrats in Tennessee are attacking Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney ahead of next week’s Super Tuesday elections. And they say a protracted primary battle among Republicans is good for Democrats.