A senior citizens lobbying group that spent half-a-million dollars on one congressional race in Tennessee has expectations for the winning candidate. The 60 Plus Association helped Republican Stephen Fincher get elected by attacking his opponent.
Gridlock in the nation’s capital could be just what the economy needs to get moving, according to Tennessee Senator Bob Corker.
Political newcomer Scott DesJarlais is one of three Tennessee Republicans who won Congressional seats previously held by Democrats. The physician from Jasper says he’ll make fiscal matters a priority when he gets to Washington.
Republicans made huge gains last night in the state legislature, picking up at least a dozen seats in the 99-member House of Representatives. The GOP now controls both legislative chambers, along with the governor’s office, for the first time since the Civil War. But the specifics of how Republicans will use that newfound power aren’t clear yet.
A political newcomer in Tennessee’s 8th District soundly defeated a longtime state legislator. Frog Jump farmer Stephen Fincher will be the first Republican congressman from Northwest Tennessee in a century.
Tuesday night’s Republican tidal wave swept an incumbent out of Congress in Tennessee’s 4th District. Rep. Lincoln Davis was soundly defeated by political newcomer Scott DesJarlais.
A physician from a small town near Chattanooga rode the Republican wave last night to oust incumbent Congressman Lincoln Davis in Tennessee’s 4th Congressional district.
The fight over several of Tennessee’s Congressional seats turned ugly this election season. As voters go to the polls today, some say the mudslinging tarnished their opinion of candidates who went on the attack.
Republicans are expecting big gains in Tennessee after today. As many as three congressional seats are in play as well as the governor’s office. Some voters say they’re trying to send a message to Washington.
It’s not just deer season this that has hunters excited this fall. This Election season sportsmen are being drawn to the polls by one of the quietest campaigns this year.
As Republicans look to gain ground in at least two of Tennessee’s Congressional districts, many still see Nashville as a stronghold for Democrats. Incumbent Jim Cooper has held the seat for eight years, and is favored to keep it this fall. But his challenger, Republican David Hall, is out to prove Cooper isn’t invincible.
If congressional campaigns are measured by fundraising and TV ads, Tennessee’s 8th District is the most competitive in the state.
Democratic State Senator Roy Herron says his opponent in the 8th Congressional District race should disclose financial documents like his fellow Republican congressional candidate in the 6th District.
The National Republican Congressional Committee is investing heavily in some of Tennessee’s Congressional races.
Tennessee’s two main candidates for governor both tout their credentials as businessmen, particularly when talk turns to the economy. Among the next governor’s top concerns will be managing the state’s slimmer budget, and putting Tennesseans who are out of a job back to work.
A small business advocacy group has endorsed Republican Bill Haslam in the Tennessee Governor’s race, while part of one of the state's major newspapers is throwing its support behind Democrat Mike McWherter.
The state’s two main candidates for governor traded shots last night during a televised debate, as they fielded questions from Tennesseans. But as WPLN’s Daniel Potter reports, several people who addressed the candidates weren’t impressed by their answers, or their attacks on each other.
Tennessee’s two leading candidates for governor sparred in a debate Tuesday night at Tennessee Tech, concluding by asking questions of each other on live TV. Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam tried to discredit his opponent’s budget assessment.
Former President Bill Clinton made a stop in Nashville last night to stump for the state’s Democratic candidate for governor, Mike McWherter. Roughly a thousand people turned out for the event.
Democrat Roy Herron is attacking his opponent in the 8th District congressional race for vowing to not work with the Obama Administration.