The three-way Republican race to get the party’s nomination for governor has pushed many voters to the polls
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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.
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.”
The Democrat in the race for governor told small business owners Tuesday he wants to give them tax breaks for creating new jobs. Republican candidates say the money isn’t there.
The major candidates for governor are preparing for the highest-profile debate of the election so far. Tonight’s forum at Belmont University will be televised across the state.
A new poll from Rasmussen suggests candidate for governor Mike McWherter trails the three leading GOP contenders. McWherter is the lone Democrat in the August primary and the party’s likely nominee.
Tennessee’s Pre Kindergarten program is either a “home run” or a financial drain on education, depending on which candidate for governor you listen to. They staked out their positions Wednesday at a forum organized by the state’s Commission on Children and Youth.
The candidates running to be Tennessee’s next governor appear to be on the same page when it comes to helping Tennessee farmers and ranchers. All six say they think preserving the family farm is important. As is protecting state dollars earmarked for improving farmland.
Republican candidates vying to be Tennessee’s next governor view the state’s Department of Environment and Conservation as an impediment to business. The four leading contenders appeared at a forum with the Brentwood Chamber of Commerce Thursday.
U.S. Representative Zach Wamp is giving up his seat in Congress to seek the Republican nomination for governor, but the usual “thank-you” resolution from the state legislature won’t have everybody’s name on it.
Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam says if he has a conflict of interest in wanting to be Tennessee’s next governor, so would just about anyone else. He, again, was the focus of attacks at a GOP candidate forum Thursday.
Congressman Zach Wamp says he’s kicking his campaign for governor into high gear. Wamp’s announcement at the state capitol Tuesday comes as the money leader for the GOP nomination started running his first TV ads over the weekend.
Republican candidates to be Tennessee’s next governor continue to attack Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam, who leads both Republicans and Democrats in fundraising. Seven candidates appeared at forums in Nashville Thursday.
A Republican candidate for governor wants to make defense contractors the next big industry in Tennessee. Chattanooga Congressman Zach Wamp envisions what he calls a “defense corridor” stretching through the state, from Huntsville, Alabama up to Fort Campbell.
Usually, when a Tennessee Congressman steps down he or she gets a “thank you” resolution from the state legislature with all the members shown as sponsors. For a Democratic Congressman who is stepping down this year, the tradition changed.
Chattanooga Congressman Zach Wamp says state layoffs need to begin now to avoid a drastic reduction in employees once federal stimulus money runs out.
Chattanooga Republican Zach Wamp dodged the question Monday when asked whether the plan to overhaul health care would set up “death panels.”
The four Republican candidates running for governor all took vows not to support a state income tax and answered how they’d deal the growing budget deficit Wednesday.
Health Care Town Hall meetings for the Tennessee delegation
Congressman Zach Wamp made gubernatorial campaign stops in Columbia, Franklin and Brentwood Thursday.