Politics - Elections

Hamilton County candidates report fundraising as Election Day nears

Published Oct. 15 2018

In the contests for Hamilton County's three open state House seats, Robin Smith in District 26 raised the most money...

NRA campaigns for Marsha Blackburn in Tennessee's U.S. Senate race

Published Oct. 15 2018

Backed by the National Rifle Association, GOP Senate hopeful Marsha Blackburn pledged Monday to work to protect gun rights and...

Voter registration extended in 4 hurricane-hit Georgia counties

Published Oct. 15 2018

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has issued an executive order extending the voter registration deadline in four southwest Georgia counties hit...


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Warren's DNA test: 'Pocahontas' pushback, possible 2020 prep

Published Oct. 15 2018

That "Pocahontas" taunt must have rankled.

Polls show Blackburn leading Senate race; Bredesen camp maintains contest 'deadlocked'

Published Oct. 15 2018

Democrat Phil Bredesen is now battling not just Republican rival Marsha Blackburn but impressions left by three recent polls showing...

Blackburn pledges to continue Corker fight against sex slavery

Published Oct. 12 2018

U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn pledged Friday to continue U.S. Sen. Bob Corker's fight against sexual slavery, which she has highlighted...

Blackburn opposes government-run broadband; Bredesen wants TVA to expand into broadband service

Published Oct. 12 2018

U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., said today she thinks Tennessee's approach to providing high-speed Internet and broadband services to rural...

Advocate demands election system review in Tennessee county

Published Oct. 11 2018

An elections integrity advocate is demanding that Tennessee officials subject voting systems in the state's largest county to a rigorous...

GOP, home to Trump and tea party, decries Dems' 'mob rule'

Published Oct. 11 2018

President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans are forecasting nightmarish Democratic "mob rule" to amp up GOP voters for next month's...

Fireworks as Blackburn, Bredesen tangle in final debate

Published Oct. 10 2018

Republican Congress member Marsha Blackburn and Democrat Phil Bredesen fought repeatedly during their second and final U.S. Senate debate Wednesday...

Bredesen, Blackburn release ads critical of each other in pre-debate strikes

Published Oct. 10 2018

A few hours before Republican Marsha Blackburn and Democrat Phil Bredesen are to meet tonight in their final U.S. Senate...

Two-way race in District 30: Independent candidate drops out, endorses Democrat

Published Oct. 10 2018

The independent candidate running in Tennessee's House District 30 race is tabling his bid and throwing his support behind Democrat...


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National heavyweights drop in on Georgia governor's race

Published Oct. 9 2018

The Georgia voter was surprised to hear the familiar sounding voice on the other end of the phone line.

Marijuana backers look for Midwest breakthrough in November

Published Oct. 9 2018

Backers of broad marijuana legalization are looking to break through a geographic barrier in November and get their first foothold...

Bredesen ad calls Blackburn 'liar'; Republicans fire back

Published Oct. 9 2018

The National Republican Senatorial Committee issued a news release hammering Bredesen in response to an ad.

Sanders barnstorming country ahead of midterm elections

Published Oct. 9 2018

Sen. Bernie Sanders is embarking on a nine-state battleground tour on behalf of Democratic candidates competing in the November elections,...

Trump says he likes Swift's music less post-endorsement

Published Oct. 8 2018

President Donald Trump says he likes superstar Taylor Swift's music "about 25 percent less now" that she's endorsed two Democratic...

With Lee ahead, pressure is on Dean in Tuesday's debate between Tennessee candidates for governor

Published Oct. 8 2018

Democrat Karl Dean and Republican Bill Lee will face off Tuesday night in Kingsport as the two candidates seeking to...

Trump apologizes to Kavanaugh during swearing-in ceremony

Published Oct. 8 2018

Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in —again, for the cameras, this time — Monday night at a White...

Taylor Swift breaks political silence, slams Blackburn, backs Bredesen

Published Oct. 8 2018

Music superstar Taylor Swift announced Sunday she's voting for Tennessee's Democratic Senate candidate Phil Bredesen, breaking her long-standing refusal to...

Tuesday is last chance to register to vote this year

Published Oct. 7 2018

If they haven't done so already, Tennessee and Georgia residents have two more days to register to vote.

Democrat Bredesen faces criticisms from the left after stating support for Kavanaugh confirmation

Published Oct. 5 2018

U.S. Senate candidate Phil Bredesen is drawing fire from some fellow Democrats in both Tennessee and Washington after announcing Friday...

Bredesen says he would vote to confirm Kavanaugh, calls Ford a 'heroine'

Published Oct. 5 2018

U.S. Senate Democratic candidate Phil Bredesen said Friday morning he would vote to confirm U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh...