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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.

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.

Independents Campaign for Credibility

Independents Campaign for Credibility

October 28, 2010 at 6:03 am

Independent candidates on this year’s ballot are in a fight against history. No Tennessean has become governor or won a congressional seat without a party affiliation. But long odds haven’t stopped more than 40 independents from jumping in this year.

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.

Gubernatorial Candidates: Murfreesboro Arson Unacceptable

August 31, 2010 at 10:20 pm

Tennessee’s two main candidates for governor both say there’s no excuse for the arson at a planned Islamic center in Murfreesboro. That’s after several pieces of construction equipment at the site were burned last week.

Haslam: TDEC Must Balance Business, Environment

August 31, 2010 at 10:16 pm

The Republican Candidate for governor says the state has to balance its environmental concerns with the drive to recruit businesses to Tennessee.

McWherter: Punish Companies Employing Undocumented Workers

August 31, 2010 at 10:14 pm

Tennessee’s Democratic candidate for governor says he wants to punish employers who knowingly hire undocumented workers.

Haslam Supports Switchgrass Program

August 16, 2010 at 7:38 am

The Republican candidate for governor says he supports the state’s effort to make switchgrass a competitive alternative to fossil fuel. The state invested some $70 million three years ago toward research, and a small-scale biorefinery in East Tennessee, to work on turning switchgrass into ethanol.

Gubernatorial Debates Scheduled

August 11, 2010 at 2:28 pm

Republican Bill Haslam and Democrat Mike McWherter will face off in a trio of televised debates.

McWherter Campaign Recruits Bredesen’s Ag. Commissioner

August 10, 2010 at 3:16 pm

Tennessee’s Democratic candidate for governor has recruited a commissioner from the outgoing Bredesen administration.

Bill Haslam to Face Mike McWherter in Governor’s Race

August 6, 2010 at 1:42 am

The race to be Tennessee’s next governor narrowed last night. Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam beat out Chattanooga Congressman Zach Wamp and Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey in the Republican primary. He’ll face Democrat Mike McWherter, who was the only candidate on that party’s ballot.

Wamp, Ramsey Say Haslam’s Money Was Key, But Ready to Move On

August 6, 2010 at 1:34 am

Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam clinched the GOP nomination in the race for governor, while Jackson businessman Mike McWherter skated uncontested through the Democratic primary vote. Two other Republicans had also hoped they’d be facing off against McWherter this fall, but lost out to Haslam, who is part-owner of the Pilot truck-stop company.

Primary Voters Choose Sides, Some in Protest

August 5, 2010 at 3:59 pm

The three-way Republican race to get the party’s nomination for governor has pushed many voters to the polls

Haslam Says He’ll Remember West Tennessee; Wamp Claims He’s Got the Memphis Vote

August 4, 2010 at 6:01 pm

The Republicans who want to be governor are making one last swing through the state before tomorrow’s primary. The two who shook hands in the Midstate Wednesday tried to assure voters they have West Tennessee’s best interests in mind.

Wamp, Haslam Trade Shots Over State Income Tax

August 4, 2010 at 3:55 pm

Two candidates for the Republican nomination for governor traded jabs over a state income tax during campaign stops in Middle Tennessee Wednesday.

Ramsey Contends Race Still Close at Last Stop in Nashville

August 3, 2010 at 2:56 pm

Candidate for governor Ron Ramsey is on a final campaign swing across the state before Election Day. Even though he trails his two Republican primary opponents in the polls, Ramsey calls the race “fluid.”