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60 Plus Wants to Keep Fincher in Line

November 15, 2010 at 6:02 am

A senior citizens lobbying group that spent half-a-million dollars on one congressional race in Tennessee has expectations for the winning candidate. The 60 Plus Association helped Republican Stephen Fincher get elected by attacking his opponent.

Gridlock as a Good Thing

November 4, 2010 at 5:54 am

Gridlock in the nation’s capital could be just what the economy needs to get moving, according to Tennessee Senator Bob Corker.

DesJarlais Plans to Look for Waste, One Department at a Time

November 3, 2010 at 3:08 pm

Political newcomer Scott DesJarlais is one of three Tennessee Republicans who won Congressional seats previously held by Democrats. The physician from Jasper says he’ll make fiscal matters a priority when he gets to Washington.

How GOP Will Make Mark on Statehouse Yet to Be Seen

How GOP Will Make Mark on Statehouse Yet to Be Seen

November 3, 2010 at 4:25 am

Republicans made huge gains last night in the state legislature, picking up at least a dozen seats in the 99-member House of Representatives. The GOP now controls both legislative chambers, along with the governor’s office, for the first time since the Civil War. But the specifics of how Republicans will use that newfound power aren’t clear yet.

Fincher Easily Beats Longtime Legislator

November 3, 2010 at 12:37 am

A political newcomer in Tennessee’s 8th District soundly defeated a longtime state legislator. Frog Jump farmer Stephen Fincher will be the first Republican congressman from Northwest Tennessee in a century.

Davis Says Voters Want Republican Tennessee

Davis Says Voters Want Republican Tennessee

November 3, 2010 at 12:33 am

Tuesday night’s Republican tidal wave swept an incumbent out of Congress in Tennessee’s 4th District. Rep. Lincoln Davis was soundly defeated by political newcomer Scott DesJarlais.

DesJarlais Ousts Davis in 4th District

November 2, 2010 at 11:14 pm

A physician from a small town near Chattanooga rode the Republican wave last night to oust incumbent Congressman Lincoln Davis in Tennessee’s 4th Congressional district.

Voters Chafe at Mudslinging

November 2, 2010 at 10:21 am

The fight over several of Tennessee’s Congressional seats turned ugly this election season. As voters go to the polls today, some say the mudslinging tarnished their opinion of candidates who went on the attack.

Enthusiastic Republicans Send Message with Votes

November 2, 2010 at 6:12 am

Republicans are expecting big gains in Tennessee after today. As many as three congressional seats are in play as well as the governor’s office. Some voters say they’re trying to send a message to Washington.

Multi State Push to Give Ultimate Protection to Hunting includes Tennessee

Multi State Push to Give Ultimate Protection to Hunting includes Tennessee

October 25, 2010 at 5:19 am

It’s not just deer season this that has hunters excited this fall. This Election season sportsmen are being drawn to the polls by one of the quietest campaigns this year.

Hall Looks to Bring GOP Expansion to Cooper’s District

Hall Looks to Bring GOP Expansion to Cooper’s District

October 22, 2010 at 6:06 am

As Republicans look to gain ground in at least two of Tennessee’s Congressional districts, many still see Nashville as a stronghold for Democrats. Incumbent Jim Cooper has held the seat for eight years, and is favored to keep it this fall. But his challenger, Republican David Hall, is out to prove Cooper isn’t invincible.

Long-time Legislator Trailing Frog Jump Farmer in 8th District

Long-time Legislator Trailing Frog Jump Farmer in 8th District

October 21, 2010 at 5:51 am

If congressional campaigns are measured by fundraising and TV ads, Tennessee’s 8th District is the most competitive in the state.

Democrats Doubleteam Fincher in 8th Congressional District

October 20, 2010 at 6:18 am

Democratic State Senator Roy Herron says his opponent in the 8th Congressional District race should disclose financial documents like his fellow Republican congressional candidate in the 6th District.

National GOP Group Spending on Tennessee Congressional Elections

October 20, 2010 at 5:36 am

The National Republican Congressional Committee is investing heavily in some of Tennessee’s Congressional races.

Business Backgrounds and the Governor’s Race

October 7, 2010 at 6:06 am

Tennessee’s two main candidates for governor both tout their credentials as businessmen, particularly when talk turns to the economy. Among the next governor’s top concerns will be managing the state’s slimmer budget, and putting Tennesseans who are out of a job back to work.

Conflicting Endorsements in Governor’s Race

September 29, 2010 at 5:30 pm

A small business advocacy group has endorsed Republican Bill Haslam in the Tennessee Governor’s race, while part of one of the state’s major newspapers is throwing its support behind Democrat Mike McWherter.

McWherter, Haslam Trade Jabs, But Questioners Left Undecided

September 15, 2010 at 1:17 am

The state’s two main candidates for governor traded shots last night during a televised debate, as they fielded questions from Tennesseans. But as WPLN’s Daniel Potter reports, several people who addressed the candidates weren’t impressed by their answers, or their attacks on each other.

Haslam Questions McWherter’s Budget Assessment in TTU Debate, McWherter Says State Can Help Business

September 14, 2010 at 10:52 pm

Tennessee’s two leading candidates for governor sparred in a debate Tuesday night at Tennessee Tech, concluding by asking questions of each other on live TV. Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam tried to discredit his opponent’s budget assessment.

Clinton Calls on Party Faithful to Win Others Over

September 10, 2010 at 12:54 am

Former President Bill Clinton made a stop in Nashville last night to stump for the state’s Democratic candidate for governor, Mike McWherter. Roughly a thousand people turned out for the event.

Herron Jumps on Opponent for Refusing to Reach Across Aisle

September 9, 2010 at 3:30 pm

Democrat Roy Herron is attacking his opponent in the 8th District congressional race for vowing to not work with the Obama Administration.