NASHVILLE — Spurred by reports that some poll workers in Monroe County have provided "misleading" information to voters on the proposed abortion amendment, the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee has demanded state officials make it clear to all 95 local election commissions that such activity is unacceptable.

NASHVILLE — Democrat Lenda Sherrell's campaign plunked down nearly $200,000 for television ads during the 15 days leading up to early voting in her Nov. 4 challenge to Republican U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, filings show.

Tennessee 3rd Congressional District candidates Chuck Fleischmann and Mary Headrick will debate Monday on WTCI, the local PBS affiliate.

Confused about the state Constitution questions on the ballot?

Local election officials say confusing ballot language has been the only hiccup during early voting for the Nov. 4 election.

NASHVILLE — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Gordon Ball said Thursday the federal government has no business regulating pot.

NASHVILLE — Feathers are flying in Tennessee's U.S. Senate race in the form of $46,000 in unpaid fees at a South Carolina resort and how a $1 option to buy into a newspaper later turned into a $620,000 personal profit back in 1981.

Tennessee's first five days of early voting was down by nearly a third compared to the somewhat similar 2010 election, state figures show.

NASHVILLE -- Democrat Gordon Ball says a new poll he commissioned shows Republican incumbent U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander ahead but with just 45 percent of the vote compared to 32 percent for Ball.

U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann's campaign had until Monday to answer questions the Federal Election Commission raised over the congressman's July quarterly report, and a spokesman said late Monday all issues were addressed.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — In a ramshackle campaign headquarters just off the town square here, Democrat Lenda Sherrell last week was firing up the troops in her bid to unseat the most controversial congressman in modern Tennessee history.

With just more than a week before the two candidates seeking to represent Tennessee's 3rd Congressional District meet for a head-to-head debate, the candidates say they expect to stick to issues — and keep it clean.

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. — Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander on Thursday added a new rule to his "Little Plaid Book" of 311 rules about running for office.

U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann has out-spent and out-raised his Democratic opponent, Mary Headrick. But Headrick says money isn't everything, and she hopes people can change more minds than campaign dollars in Tennessee's 3rd Congressional District.

Polls open across Tennessee today for early voting in the Nov. 4 election, and local election officials and party chiefs are urging residents to get out and cast their ballots.

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