CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Dan Howell and J. Adam Lowe, the Republican contenders for state House District 22, differentiated themselves mostly by their qualifications rather than their stated beliefs and positions on issues in a public debate Thursday.

One thing is clear: All the Republican candidates for the state House District 27 seat firmly believe in states' rights, gun ownership and limited government.

The Aug. 7 election may seem like deja vu for District 8 residents.

The four proposed Tennessee constitutional amendments that will be on the Nov. 4 ballot have been placed online by the Secretary of State’s office.

Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger has not been spared this election season.

The east side of the county is one of four battlegrounds where Democrats are hoping to gain on Aug. 7 in the county general election. But a long line of Republican leadership in the district could make that difficult.

The ballot won't show it, but there is a contest for Hamilton County's District 1 commission seat.

Retired Rear Admiral Vance Fry, SC USNR and retired Rear Admiral Noah Long USNR are supporting Republican Tommy Crangle in his campaign to succeed state House Rep. Richard Floyd.

A political newcomer is seeking to continue 32 years of Republican reign in Hamilton County Commission District 7, but a Democratic pastor from Knoxville is seeking to tilt the political scales in the county's southeastern corner.

NASHVILLE — Former Congressman Van Hilleary will be Republican Jim Tracy's honorary campaign chairman in Tracy's 4th Congressional District GOP primary challenge to U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Incumbent Republican Robert Bentley and Democrat Parker Griffith easily won their party's nominations for Alabama governor Tuesday night and will face off in a general election that promises to be more challenging.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks has won the Republican nomination for re-election in north Alabama's 5th District.

The fanfare of primaries has passed, but local political parties and candidates are now focusing on the prize -- the Aug. 7 election.

Karitsa Mosley, Democratic candidate for Hamilton County School Board District 5, will hold her campaign kick-off from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at 3204 Brainerd Road, between the Brainerd Tunnels and The Comedy Catch.

Polls are now closed across Georgia after the earliest primary election in the state's history.

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