Politics - Elections

New York Gov. Cuomo on his 'inartful' remark: 'Of course America is great'

Published Aug. 17 2018

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday that he was "inartful" when he said earlier in the week that America...

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke endorses Karl Dean for governor

Published Aug. 16 2018

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke has endorsed Democrat Karl Dean for Tennessee governor.

Public Education Foundation names Dr. Yancy Freeman to board of directors

Published Aug. 15 2018

The Public Education Foundation has named UTC Vice Chancellor of Enrollment and Student Success Dr. Yancy Freeman to its board...


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Lawsuit hearing on Tennessee House District 26 ballot delayed

Published Aug. 13 2018

Tennessee Democrats are having a tough time getting their lawsuit over what they say is an illegal ballot substitution in...

Trump's Harley boycott call roils Wisconsin primary

Published Aug. 13 2018

President Donald Trump's call for a boycott of Harley-Davidson motorcycles forced Gov. Scott Walker and other Republicans to either criticize...

Kansas governor questions opponent's role in vote counting

Published Aug. 10 2018

Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer said Friday that he believes Secretary of State Kris Kobach has told counties as part of...

Ohio, Kansas elections too close to call; Trump claims win

Published Aug. 8 2018

Two high-stakes elections that tested President Donald Trump's clout and cost both parties millions of dollars were too close to...

Off to the races: Tennessee general election for governor, Senate starts at quick pace

Published Aug. 7 2018

Fresh off last week's GOP primary victories, Tennessee's Republican candidates for governor and U.S. Senate are back on the air...

Ohio race pits Trump coalition against Democrats' resistance

Published Aug. 7 2018

President Donald Trump's preferred congressional candidate - and his chief legislative achievement - are about to be tested in battleground...

Blackburn touts Trump endorsement in U.S. Senate race ad

Published Aug. 7 2018

Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn is keeping President Donald Trump at the center of her Senate campaign in her second...

Local Republican leaders call for unity

Published Aug. 6 2018

The bumps and bruises from Thursday's intramural squabble might still be tender, but now it's time to forget them and...

Hamilton County election day voter turnout 'steady' despite rain, traffic

Published Aug. 2 2018

Polls across Hamilton County close in less than two hours, and despite the rainy weather, some precincts are seeing much...


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Rough governor's race highlights Tennessee primary election

Published Aug. 2 2018

Four candidates who have spent tens of millions of dollars of their own wealth fighting over who is more devoted...

Early voting turnout in Hamilton County places last in state

Published Aug. 2 2018

State election records on early voting that ended July 28 show Hamilton County dead last in voter turnout, a significant...

It's election day: Here are some things to know before hitting the polls

Published Aug. 2 2018

Rep. JoAnne Favors' departure in District 28 has resulted in a five-candidate Democratic primary in Chattanooga with Dennis Clark, Yusuf...

Election officials rush remedy when some voting district lines found wrongly drawn

Published Aug. 1 2018

In an election season full of surprises, this may be the biggest one yet: At least several hundred Hamilton County...

Why you won't see campaign stories here today

Published Aug. 1 2018

The Times Free Press has a policy of a 24-hour blackout of political campaign coverage before an election in an...

Sequatchie, Polk, Coffee, have some of the hottest regional ballots

Published Jul. 31 2018

In August general elections across Southeast Tennessee, voters will change the face of most county governments from the county commission...

Teachers union releases Hamilton County Commission candidate recommendations

Published Jul. 31 2018

The political action committee affiliated with the Hamilton County Education Association released its recommendations for Hamilton County Commission candidates Tuesday.

Bradley County early voting jumps after tepid start

Published Jul. 30 2018

Bradley County turnout took off in the second week of early voting for the Aug. 2 county general and state...

Randy Boyd to meet voters in Chattanooga on Tuesday

Published Jul. 30 2018

Randy Boyd, Republican candidate for governor, will meet with Hamilton County voters on Tuesday, two days ahead of election day.

Mailer alleges Marty Haynes gave Esther Helton a property tax break

Published Jul. 30 2018

Hamilton County Assessor of Property Marty Haynes on Monday adamantly denied a campaign allegation that House District 30 Republican candidate...

Vice president endorses Black for governor in Tennessee's Republican primary

Published Jul. 27 2018

Vice President Mike Pence jumped Friday into Tennessee's race for governor and endorsed Republican U.S. Rep. Diane Black in the...