Politics - Elections

NRA endorses Diane Black in Tennessee governor's race GOP primary

Published Jun. 21 2018

The National Rifle Association has endorsed U.S. Rep. Diane Black in a crowded Republican primary field for Tennessee governor.

Bredesen goes all out in Senate race with Blackburn

Published Jun. 21 2018

Over a lunch of hamburgers and tea in a sweltering, rural Bedford County barn on this family beef-cattle farm, Democratic...

Robin Smith to seek District 26 seat

Published Jun. 20 2018

Robin Smith, a longtime Republican activist and former chairman of the county and state Republican Party, said Wednesday she will...


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Marsha Blackburn shares Trump's message on campaign trail

Published Jun. 20 2018

"My job is to represent and support the constituents, the people, Tennesseans. You run to be able to support Tennesseans,"...

District 26: With early voting starting July 13, GOP hopefuls get ready to sprint

Published Jun. 19 2018

This time, the House District 26 Republican campaign is going to be a real race.

Several key departures bringing more changes to Hamilton County school system

Published Jun. 8 2018

With the end of the school year came the end of lengthy careers for some employees of the Hamilton County...

Georgia can use redrawn lines amid redistricting challenge

Published Jun. 7 2018

A panel of federal judges has ruled that Georgia can continue using current district lines pending the outcome of a...

A look at key races in Alabama's primary ballot

Published Jun. 7 2018

Alabama voters went to the polls Tuesday to cast ballots in an array of races.

Incumbent Kay Ivey to face Tuscaloosa mayor in Alabama governor race

Published Jun. 6 2018

Gov. Kay Ivey clinched the Republican nomination in Alabama's gubernatorial primary race Tuesday, and now she seeks to win the...

GOP avoids shutout in race for California governor

Published Jun. 6 2018

Democrat Gavin Newsom won Tuesday's primary in the race for California governor and Republican John Cox finished in a strong...

Four gubernatorial candidates confirmed for June 14 forum at The Peabody

Published Jun. 6 2018

Legal issues will take center stage in a June 14 gubernatorial forum co-hosted by The Commercial Appeal and the Tennessee...

Primary Roundup: Democrats hope for 'blue wave' push from 8-state primary day

Published Jun. 5 2018

Holding hopes of a "blue wave" in November, Democrats fought to shape the political battlefield in primaries across eight states,...


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Candidates battle for 2nd place in California governor race

Published Jun. 5 2018

The intrigue in the race to replace departing California Gov. Jerry Brown isn't who wins - it's who comes in...

National Republican Senatorial Committee launches YouTube video attack on Bredesen

Published Jun. 5 2018

President Donald Trump's criticisms of Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Phil Bredesen during his recent rally in Nashville is generating yet...

GOP says with Fleischmann's help, annual state Republican fundraiser to be one of most successful

Published Jun. 5 2018

Tennessee Republican Party officials say their annual Statesmen's Dinner fundraiser on Friday is on track to be one of its...

Blue wave? California tops list as midterm matchups form

Published Jun. 5 2018

For years sidelined on the national political fringe, California has lurched to the center of the fight for control of...

Melody Shekari seeking District 28 House seat

Published Jun. 5 2018

Chattanooga attorney Melody Shekari has announced her candidacy to represent the 28th District in the Tennessee House of Representatives.

Area Political Notebook: Black to attend luncheon Tuesday; candidate forum announced

Published Jun. 5 2018

Republican candidate for governor Diane Black will visit Chattanooga today to attend the Celebration of Valor Luncheon at the Chattanooga...

Bradley County Commission: Voters will decide one last seat in August

Published Jun. 4 2018

In two months, voters will decide the last contested seat on the Bradley County Commission.

North Georgia recounts uphold local election results

Published Jun. 1 2018

The results of two tight local elections in North Georgia did not change after recounts this week.

In Alabama U.S. House race, Trump loyalty takes center stage

Published Jun. 1 2018

U.S. Rep. Martha Roby could pay a political price for her criticism of Donald Trump after recordings of him making...


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Trump raises campaign cash for Blackburn, holds rally in Nashville [video]

Published May. 29 2018

President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned his supporters against being "complacent" this fall, asking voters to send more Republicans to...

Safety, teacher investment top priorities for Bradley County school board contenders

Published May. 29 2018

The District 2 candidates for the Bradley County Board of Education say school safety and teacher investment are among their...