Politics - Elections

Tennessee U.S. Sen. Alexander's internal poll shows 65 percent approval among GOP voters

Published Dec. 10 2018

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander's pollster says the Tennessee Republican is "in a strong position" to win the 2020 Senate GOP...

Six qualify for Georgia House special election in Gordon, Murray counties

Published Dec. 7 2018

Six candidates qualified for a special election for an open state house seat in Northwest Georgia.

U.S. Senate race in Tennessee saw record-setting $93 million spent

Published Dec. 7 2018

A state record-setting $93 million-plus was spent in the open U.S. Senate contest in Tennessee that Marsha Blackburn won last...


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North Carolina Democrat drops race concession amid probe

Published Dec. 6 2018

The Democrat trailing in a North Carolina congressional race withdrew his concession Thursday as state election officials investigated allegations of...

Ballot fraud investigation muddies North Carolina election

Published Dec. 4 2018

Allegations of flagrant absentee ballot fraud in a North Carolina district have thrown the Election Day results of one of...

Special election scheduled to replace Georgia state Rep. John Meadows

Published Dec. 4 2018

Voters will pick a candidate to fill the late Georgia state Rep. John Meadows' shoes at the beginning of next...

The runoffs: It's election day - again - in Georgia

Published Dec. 3 2018

Voting gets underway Tuesday for Georgia's runoff elections, which will settle two statewide races in which neither party won a...

Few lines at polls as Mississippi votes in U.S. Senate runoff

Published Nov. 27 2018

Voting was swift and easy in many precincts Tuesday as Mississippi residents were deciding the last U.S. Senate race of...

Tennessee Gov.-elect Bill Lee announces Cabinet picks

Published Nov. 27 2018

Tennessee Gov.-elect Bill Lee has announced his first Cabinet appointments as well as several key appointments to his staff.

The 'Grinch,' state revenue projections and Tennessee Gov.-elect Bill Lee

Published Nov. 26 2018

The "Grinch" was on full display this week as Tennessee State Funding Board members approved formal revenue growth projections for...

Trump rallies for embattled U.S. senator in Mississippi

Published Nov. 26 2018

President Donald Trump stumped in Mississippi on Monday for a Republican Senate appointee who wants voters to focus on her...

Early voting underway for Georgia secretary of state race

Published Nov. 26 2018

North Georgia voters can cast ballots in one last statewide election this year, and the main issue at hand is...

Democrat's path to victory in Mississippi: Black turnout

Published Nov. 23 2018

The special election for a U.S. Senate seat in deeply conservative Mississippi wasn't supposed to be competitive.

Tennessee to hold special election for state Senate seat

Published Nov. 23 2018

Tennessee will hold a special election to replace a former Republican state senator who was recently sworn in as a...

Recount to begin in tight Georgia congressional race

Published Nov. 21 2018

A recount is set to begin in the race for a suburban Atlanta congressional seat that Republican Rep. Rob Woodall...

GOP nominates state Rep. Glen Casada for Tennessee House speaker

Published Nov. 20 2018

Republicans on Tuesday nominated state Rep. Glen Casada as their candidate for the Tennessee House's top post, virtually ensuring the...

Georgia governor-elect Kemp unveils transition team

Published Nov. 19 2018

Georgia governor-elect Brian Kemp has unveiled a transition team that includes former U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price...

In threat to Pelosi, 16 Democrats say they'll back new leadership

Published Nov. 19 2018

Sixteen maverick Democrats have released a letter saying they'll vote for "new leadership" when the House picks leaders in January....

California GOP ponders way forward after stunning losses

Published Nov. 17 2018

In a speech to fellow Republicans in May, U.S. Rep. Mimi Walters issued an ominous warning about the coming election...

Abrams ends Georgia governor bid, says she'll file lawsuit

Published Nov. 16 2018

Democrat Stacey Abrams ended her challenge to Republican Brian Kemp in the Georgia governor's race on Friday, but pledged to...

Florida starts painstaking hand recount in U.S. Senate race

Published Nov. 16 2018

Volunteers gathered around folding tables Friday to begin a painstaking hand recount in Florida's acrimonious U.S. Senate contest, with a...

Manual recount ordered for Florida Senate race; governor's contest likely settled

Published Nov. 15 2018

Florida's acrimonious battle for the U.S. Senate headed Thursday to a legally required hand recount after an initial review by...

Absentee ballots reviewed in heated Georgia governor's race

Published Nov. 15 2018

As the candidates in the disputed race for Georgia governor retreated further into their corners, counties across the state on...