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NASHVILLE — State Rep. Rick Womick, who hopes to unseat Republican House Speaker Beth Harwell in Dec. 10 leadership elections, is disavowing anonymous email images portraying Harwell and two key legislative allies as puppets on a string controlled by the House clerk.

BOCA RATON, Fla. — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam may be elected chairman of the Republican Governors Association today during the organization's annual conference.

NASHVILLE — Shunned by much of the Tennessee and Washington GOP establishment, given up for politically dead by most observers, U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais triumphed over his opponents this year despite the odds.

NASHVILLE — Lenda Sherrell, who recently ran in the 4th Congressional District, is seeking the chairmanship of the Tennessee Democratic Party.

NASHVILLE — State campaign regulators on Wednesday dismissed one of two complaints against a controversial political action committee that spent $27,467 helping candidates in 29 contested August races for the state Republican State Executive Committee.

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke doesn't face an election of his own for a few years, but he found himself Monday rallying local Democrats. His message: Organize for 2018.

NASHVILLE — Three months after Tennessee Republicans’ fractious summer primaries, the state GOP’s civil war between establishment and hardline conservative factions is again in full swing.

The voters have spoken, and U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann won his third term with 62 percent of the vote in the Nov. 4 election. But his campaign is still being criticized for its bookkeeping.

The GOP takeover of the U.S. Senate has raised the stock of Republicans across the nation, but Tennessee's position on Capitol Hill is one of the more envious.

NASHVILLE — A Tennessee lawmaker, whose constitutional amendment banning a nonexistent state income tax won easy voter approval this week, now wants to kill a tax that actually is on the books.

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