Members of the Tennessee Democratic Party Executive Committee gathered in Nashville over the weekend and selected Chip Forrester as the party’s new chair. Forrester won despite having senior party members campaign against him.
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Former Tennessee Senator Bill Frist announced earlier this month that he would not be seeking the Republican nomination for governor in 2010. WPLN’s Christine Buttorff caught up with the former U-S Senate Majority Leader about what he’ll be working on next.
Fifteen candidates vying for one of the state’s three constitutional offices searched for the right answers to impress Republican Caucus members today.
Governor Phil Bredesen said today Gary Odom’s narrow win to maintain party leader status for House Democrats indicates a deep divide within the caucus.
The lineup is taking shape for House Republican leadership in the state legislature, where only one of the eight open positions is contested.
One former GOP nominee for governor is making a run to become Tennessee’s Secretary of State, while two prominant Republicans have already bowed out.
The Senate’s top Republican says Democrat Tim Barnes’ win over write-in incumbent Rosalind Kurita may not hold up.
Governor Phil Bredesen says Democratic candidates faced a stiff headwind on Election Day. Senator John McCain won the state by 15-points. His coattails helped drive a new Republican majority into the legislature.
House Republicans in the state legislature began planning for their new majority today – the first in 38 years.
Bucking the national trend favoring democrats, Tennessee Republicans gained control of both the state House and Senate for the first time in more than 140 years.
With both houses of the state legislature now in Republican control, the future of the state’s current Constitutional officers is in question.
Three seats in the legislature’s upper chamber went into the Republican column last night, throwing the balance of power to the GOP in what was an evenly divided body.
In the state house of representatives, the night mostly belonged to Republicans-but there were exceptions. Republican incumbent Tom Dubois lost his seat to his Democratic challenger, Maury County Commissioner and firefighter Ty Cobb.
Insurance agent Eric Stewart kept the 14th District Senate Seat under Democratic control by beating out Mike Neiderhauser last night.
In Rutherford County, state house district 48 turned from Democratic to Republican control.
In State Senate District 22, Democratic candidate Tim Barnes beat out incumbent Rosalind Kurita, who ran as a write-in candidate.
In state senate district 22, near Clarksville, Democrat Tim Barnes is the only name appearing on the ballot. A dispute during the primaries forced incumbent Rosalind Kurita to run as a write-in candidate, meaning she has to get voters to actually enter her name on electronic voting machines.
In Tennessee there are three ways voters can enter a write-in candidate’s name, depending on the type of machine.
Today, the Tennessee State Employees Association threw its support behind State Senator Rosalind Kurita.
Most early voting sites around Middle Tennessee experienced substantial lines when they opened this morning.
Early voting in the Presidential Election starts bright and early tomorrow morning. Middle Tennessee election officials expect long lines.