State Politics

NASHVILLE — Challenger Jim Tracy has dropped the political "A" bomb — as in abortion — in his effort to unseat U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais in the 4th Congressional District's Republican primary on Aug. 7.

ATLANTA — David Perdue proudly points to his executive experience running major corporations as evidence that he’s best positioned to tackle the nation’s debt.

During the May primary election, Georgia voters had 15 candidates for state school superintendent.

There’s the meth-addicted baby born in Bristol, Tenn., who was approved for TennCare in January, but didn’t get coverage until June.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer spoke about the "impending funding crisis" in transportation in Bradley County on Wednesday.

NASHVILLE — Under a new law that quietly took effect last week, many Tennessee gun owners may now legally keep loaded firearms in their vehicles even if they don't have a state-issued handgun-carry permit.

PIKEVILLE, Tenn. — More than $1 million in grant funding was doled out Tuesday as Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam made stops in three Sequatchie Valley counties.

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Georgia's governor is pushing clinical trials for a marijuana-derived drug that proponents say could help treat severe seizure disorders among children, an unlikely election-year move for a Republican in a conservative part of the country that is just beginning to warm up to medical marijuana in narrow circumstances.

NASHVILLE — Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman is getting some support amid criticism of his leadership.

ATLANTA — New fundraising reports in the Georgia governor's race show Democrat Jason Carter raised more money in the last quarter than Gov. Nathan Deal, though the Republican incumbent still has more cash in the bank.

DUNLAP, Tenn. — Gov. Bill Haslam is expressing hope that a planned discussion with the nation's new health secretary during the National Governors Association meeting in Nashville this week might rekindle talks over his plan for Medicaid expansion in Tennessee.

Republican voters in Tennessee House District 27 may be able to make their Aug. 7 decisions based squarely on issues.

With early voting in less than two weeks and general election ballots to be cast on Aug. 7, a battle over three current Tennessee Supreme Court justices' jobs has reached Chattanooga after months of back-and-forth in Nashville.

U.S. Senate candidate Terry Adams is criticizing Democratic primary rival Gordon Ball over Ball’s rejection of a debate.

The National Right to Life Committee has endorsed Republican U.S. Chuck Fleischmann as the Chattanooga lawmaker seeks a third term, according to a Fleischmann news release.

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