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

NASHVILLE — It's often said that talk is cheap, but that isn't always the case when it comes to getting your message across to voters in a U.S. Senate race.

NASHVILLE — Republican Weston Wamp's effort to oust U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann in the 3rd Congressional District's GOP primary is about to get a big financial assist from an independent "super PAC."

NASHVILLE — U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander is seeking to bolster his credentials with conservative GOP primary voters with a new television ad highlighting him as an early critic of the Affordable Care Act who directly challenged President Barack Obama.

NASHVILLE — Joe Carr today accused Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander of trying to "hide from his record" by refusing to agree to a televised debate in the GOP Senate primary.

NASHVILLE -- U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., launched a new campaign ad featuring his opposition to the federal Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare.

NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam on Tuesday used Tennessee students' continued progress this year on standardized tests to counter criticism that the state has become too reliant on such measures.

NASHVILLE – Tennessee high school students showed strong improvements in most high school subjects but scores for children in grades 3-8 sometimes flattened and reading even showed a slight dip in several grades on reading.

NASHVILLE — For a Republican incumbent under fire from GOP opponents for being a "moderate," it doesn't hurt to have your picture taken with a national tea party favorite as you both say you intend to replace Obamacare.

Democrat Gordon Ball launched his first U.S. Senate campaign ad Monday with a pledge that he will remain on the air with ads through the Aug. 7 Democratic primary.

Democrat Gordon Ball launched his first U.S. Senate campaign ad today with a pledge that he will remain on the air with ads through the Aug. 7 Democratic primary.

NASHVILLE — Republican Joe Carr has placed a $200,000 bet — half his campaign war chest — on hopes that anti-immigration sentiment will help him to victory in his GOP primary challenge to U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander.

NASHVILLE -- A suspicious substance included in a letter sent to House Speaker Beth Harwell's office is not dangerous, officials said this afternoon.

NASHVILLE — A Republican-led Senate investigation stalled Tuesday on whether Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Gary Wade improperly interfered with an independent panel's evaluations of other judges.

NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam says he measures his education chief, Kevin Huffman, by how well Tennessee students are doing, and based on that the boss appears happy.

NASHVILLE -- Gov. Bill Haslam said today his administration is having "very productive conversations" with Volkswagen about a new sport utility vehicle at its Chattanooga plant but that "it would be very premature to say we have a deal."

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.

NASHVILLE — A group of Tennessee Democrats, including Olan Mills II, of Chattanooga, has created a political action committee it says will fill a vacuum on progressive candidates and causes and compete with conservative Republican groups.

NASHVILLE — A spokesman for Republican Gov. Bill Haslam says a group of GOP tea party lawmakers who want Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman to be fired or to resign "chose a political stunt instead of constructive dialogue."

NASHVILLE — Another year, another round of tuition and fee hikes left leaders of Tennessee's two higher education systems wringing their hands Thursday over flat funding from the state and how to deal with a future where that may not change.

NASHVILLE — Students at Chattanooga and Cleveland State Community Colleges will see a 5.2 percent increase in tuition under a funding plan approved this afternoon by the Tennessee Board of Regents' Finance Committee.

NASHVILLE — State Rep. Joe Carr, a GOP candidate for the U.S. Senate, has joined with 13 other Republican colleagues in the Legislature in a letter demanding Republican Gov. Bill Haslam force Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman to resign.

NASHVILLE -- University of Tennessee trustees today approved a 6 percent tuition increase for most undergraduate and graduate students at its institutions, including UTC, as UT system President Joe DiPietro told board members he is committed to reversing the state's flat spending on higher education.

NASHVILLE -- U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais today questioned whether his GOP primary rival, state Sen Jim Tracy, would support U.S. Sen. Bob Corker’s proposed plan to raise the gas tax by tying it to inflation.

NASHVILLE — U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., on Thursday proposed a bipartisan plan to raise federal gas and diesel taxes for the first time in more than two decades as an answer to long-standing funding woes threatening to stall the nation's highway, bridge and transit programs.

NASHVILLE — Students attending the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in August likely are looking at a 6 percent jump in tuition along with hefty fee increases under a budget expected to be approved today by the UT system's board of trustees.

NASHVILLE — U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and a Democratic colleague today proposed raising federal gasoline and diesel taxes for the first time since 1993 as Congress grapples with a looming shortfall in the federal Highway Trust Fund.

NASHVILLE -- An independent candidate for U.S. Senate says he filed a complaint today against Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander's reelection campaign with the Federal Election Commission.

NASHVILLE -- Republican Tommy Crangle, of Signal Mountain, a state House District 27 candidate, says he backs a proposed amendment to the Tennessee Constitution that would grant state lawmakers more authority in regulating abortion.

NASHVILLE — A nearly 65-year-old building donated to UTC in 1985 by hospital giant HCA and named by the university after company co-founder Thomas F. Frist Sr. is coming down.

NASHVILLE — Nine out of 10 lawyers in a Tennessee Bar Association poll recommend voters "retain" the three state Supreme Court justices on the Aug. 7 ballot.

NASHVILLE — A Republican group opposed to the reelection of three Democratic justices on the Tennessee Supreme Court is blasting a new Tennessee Bar Association poll showing its members overwhelmingly favoring keeping the judges.

NASHVILLE — Knoxville attorney Gordon Ball says he plans to amp up his bid for Democrats' U.S. Senate nomination on June 30 with a largely self-funded $300,000 to $400,000 television ad buy that covers most of Tennessee.

NASHVILLE — A $500,000 settlement in a Monroe County case involving the firing of 17 workers who backed the losing road superintendent candidate in 2010 should send a "powerful message" to rural Tennessee governments about political patronage, attorneys say.

NASHVILLE — State Rep. Joe Carr says U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's stunning loss in his Virginia GOP primary election this week provides ample evidence that his own underdog tea party-fueled challenge to incumbent U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., in the Republican primary can succeed.

NASHVILLE — In their first paid outreach efforts to Republican primary voters in Tennessee's 4th Congressional District, GOP challenger Jim Tracy and U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais are talking a lot about "integrity" and "trust."

NASHVILLE -- Republican Jim Tracy begins airing his first television ad in the 4th Congressional District campaign today with a spot that describes him as a "conservative" with "integrity" while delivering a veiled criticism of his GOP primary opponent, U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais.

NASHVILLE — Attention registered voters in Chattanooga who would like to buy wine in local food stores.

NASHVILLE — Supporters of allowing wine to be sold in retail food stores plan to kick off referendum petition drives in major Tennessee cities, including Chattanooga, on Monday.

NASHVILLE — While the Chattanooga Lookouts are under contract to be sold to a Warner Robins, Ga., businessman, a group of investors led by state House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick, R-Chattanooga, stands ready if the deal doesn't go through.

NASHVILLE — The Federal Election Commission is raising questions about Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Joe Carr's latest campaign finance disclosure.

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.

NASHVILLE -- The Federal Election Commission is raising questions about Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Joe Carr's latest campaign finance disclosure.

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.

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.

NASHVILLE — Tennessee will get a $3 million share in a $105 million settlement by 45 state attorneys general with drug manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline.

Gov. Bill Haslam on Tuesday announced a seven-point, multi-agency plan to combat Tennesseeans’ “epidemic” abuse of prescription painkillers in a state that ranks No. 2 nationally for per-capita use of opioids.

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced a "strategic plan" dealing with prescription drug abuse that builds largely on actions taken in recent years by his administration.

NASHVILLE — A bipartisan group backing the retention of three Tennessee Supreme Court justices says it has raised $600,000 so far as the incumbents seek to fend off a move led by Republican state Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey to defeat them.

NASHVILLE – A bipartisan group backing the retention of three Tennessee Supreme Court justices says it has raised $600,000 so far.

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