Retired state economic director Patsy Hazlewood is the Republican nominee for House District 27.

Nearly a year of public debate over whether Chattanooga should provide benefits to its employees' gay or straight partners ended at the polls Thursday with a resounding "no."

NASHVILLE — Republican Lamar Alexander became the latest U.S. senator to fend off a tea party challenge in a primary race Thursday, defeating a state senator who had used a familiar tactic in trying to cast him as an out of touch insider.

Randy Fairbanks' name was the only one on the ballot, but write-in competition from Rhonda Thurman posed a threat for the County Commission seat in District 1.

Three out of five incumbents in court offices lost their long-held seats Thursday night.

NASHVILLE — Republican Jim Tracy this evening predicted he's going to win his 4th Congressional District GOP primary challenge to embattled U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, R-Tenn.

NASHVILLE — Three Democratic state Supreme Court justices have withstood a conservative effort to oust them from the bench of Tennessee's highest court.

Nearly a year of public debate over whether Chattanooga should provide benefits to their employees’ gay or straight partners, ended at the polls Thursday with a resounding no.

NASHVILLE — Republican Sen. Stacey Campfield has lost his District 7 seat to a Knoxville cardiac surgeon.

NASHVILLE — U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander has defeated his tea party-backed challenger, state Rep. Joe Carr, in Tennessee's Republican primary.

NASHVILLE — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has won the Republican primary.

Area Republicans today will choose whether to back new blood in Congress or to give the incumbent another chance in November.

One Chattanooga businessman has a plan to encourage millennials to head to the polls this week — throw them a party.

A local state senator scoffed Monday at the idea that judge races in Tennessee are nonpartisan, while two of the state Supreme Court justices facing retention votes this week called the conservative push to oust them nothing more than a “power grab.”

The Tennessee Forum, a group working to oust three state Supreme Court justices in Thursday's election, last week linked spending by the three to "Washington, D.C., Democrats."

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