Two of Tennessee’s top Republicans say they’re not softening on the issue of gay marriage. Both Senator Bob Corker and Governor Bill Haslam said little, other than that it should be left up to the states.
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Williamson County resident Ashley Judd is considering a run for US Senate in her home state of Kentucky. But Democratic leaders seem lukewarm about having the actress and activist try to unseat Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell.
State Democrats are asking election officials to remove a state house candidate from the ballot. Democratic Party Chairman Chip Forrester claims Nashville Republican Charles Williamson fraudulently entered the race using a fake address.
The sun hadn’t yet set last night when Metro Council member Jason Holleman’s front yard erupted into cheers.
Nashville Republican Beth Harwell took her place as the speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives today. The first woman to ever hold the post called for Republicans and Democrats to set aside differences.
Tennessee Senator Bob Corker has a trademark presentation on the federal budget deficit, which he delivered for what he says was the 45th public time last night in Nashville. While some in the audience were receptive, afterward others took the live broadcast as a chance to criticize Corker on talk radio.
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.
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.
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.
The National Republican Congressional Committee is investing heavily in some of Tennessee’s Congressional races.
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.
Tennessee Board of Regents members defended the hiring of Chancellor-elect John Morgan in a legislative hearing Tuesday. The TBR has been under fire for not seriously considering other candidates. The man who has served as both State Comptroller and Deputy Governor was the only candidate brought in for an interview.
Tennessee’s Democratic candidate for governor says he wants to punish employers who knowingly hire undocumented workers.
Republican Bill Haslam and Democrat Mike McWherter will face off in a trio of televised debates.
Gubernatorial candidate Mike McWherter is ready to become a more visible candidate. McWherter is the only Democrat running for the governor’s office, and after Thursday’s primary, he’ll finally know which Republican he’s running against.
About 550,000 voters cast ballots early in the gubernatorial primary, congressional races and local elections. Turnout is the highest it’s ever been for midterm primaries.
The state of Tennessee is looking to set a date to execute a man on death row.
Today, Governor Phil Bredesen officially endorsed a candidate in the race to replace him.
Next year’s budget won’t be much different from the current one, which one official says is remarkable given the city’s economic situation.
State officials called the news “encouraging,” saying they hope it marks the beginning of a recovery. But with two months of taxes to go this budget year, the state’s general fund stands 170 million dollars below estimates.