State Politics

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

MEMPHIS — U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen has surged to victory in the Democratic primary as he seeks a fifth consecutive term in the House seat representing Tennessee's 9th District.

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.

All that stands in the way of Chattanooga city Chief of Staff Travis R. McDonough and a federal judgeship is a background check and the U.S. Senate, but neither should provide much resistance.

NASHVILLE — A fierce ideological civil war is playing out in some Tennessee Republican state legislative primary contests among tea party-style Republicans and traditional conservatives battle ahead of Thursday’s election.

NASHVILLE — The battle for loyalties around the Tennessee walking horse becomes feverish this time of year.

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.”

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A new Alabama law restricting doctors who perform abortions would force several women's clinics to shut down, placing unconstitutional restrictions on a woman's right to obtain one, a federal judge ruled Monday.

NASHVILLE — Officials say four people have been disqualified from receiving welfare benefits in Tennessee because they refused to comply with a new law that requires them to submit to drug testing.

In the final days of the Republican primary for one of Tennessee's seats in the U.S. Senate, Sen. Lamar Alexander and his challenger, state Rep. Joe Carr, R-Lascassas, were drumming up support in East Tennessee.

The heated, expensive campaign against three sitting Tennessee Supreme Court justices has only gotten hotter as Election Day approaches.

NASHVILLE — Four years ago, U.S. Rep. Diane Black was battling fellow Republican Jim Tracy in a tough three-person GOP primary in Tennessee's 6th Congressional District.

NASHVILLE — Four years ago, U.S. Rep. Diane Black was battling fellow Republican Jim Tracy in a tough three-person GOP primary in Tennessee's 6th Congressional District.

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