Local Politics

DAYTON, Tenn. — Many locals say the years-long romantic relationship between attorney Carol Ann Barron and District Attorney General Mike Taylor was common knowledge.

Incumbent East Ridge City Judge Arvin Reingold faces two challengers running their first campaigns on the Aug. 7 ballot.

The House District 27 Republican primary just became a head-to-head race.

A letter supporting Criminal Court Clerk Gwen Tidwell's re-election may end up marring the 20-year incumbent's campaign.

After some confusion and an emergency meeting, a ballot question asking voters to support or reject same-sex benefits for Chattanooga employees will appear in its original form on the Aug. 7 ballot.

Dr. George Flinn, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, will speak today at the Tennessee Alliance of Liberty and Tea Party Groups Summit in Ooltewah.

A former educator, a parent and a businessman are vying for the District 6 seat on the Hamilton County Board of Education.

The District 3 race for Hamilton County school board will be a test for both incumbent and challenger, as neither has been elected to public office.

So many doughnuts were delivered to the City Council that if each were stacked atop the other they would have towered some 67 feet high.

Two Republican candidates seeking the state's 3rd Congressional District post will meet head to head in their first debate of the campaign season.

Hamilton County General Sessions Court Judge Christie Mahn Sell faced four opponents to win her first eight-year term back in 2006. This time around she faces one.

NASHVILLE — For a political party that's sometimes struggled to field just one credible candidate for statewide election, Tennessee Democrats may have an embarrassment of riches in the 2014 U.S. Senate race.

A reception for Tim Boyd, seeking re-election to the District 8 seat on the Hamilton County Commission, is set for 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Century Club Banquet Hall of the Homebuilders Association of Greater Chattanooga, 3221 Harrison Pike.

BLUE RIDGE, Ga. — Tourists pack the sidewalks of this mountain town, and merchants offer everything from wine tasting to hot stone massage to bamboo fly-fishing rods handmade by the store’s owner — who was commissioned by former President Jimmy Carter to build a trout rod.

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.

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