NASHVILLE — State Rep. Rick Womick, who hopes to unseat Republican House Speaker Beth Harwell in Dec. 10 leadership elections, is disavowing anonymous email images portraying Harwell and two key legislative allies as puppets on a string controlled by the House clerk.

BOCA RATON, Fla. — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam may be elected chairman of the Republican Governors Association today during the organization's annual conference.

NASHVILLE — Shunned by much of the Tennessee and Washington GOP establishment, given up for politically dead by most observers, U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais triumphed over his opponents this year despite the odds.

NASHVILLE — Lenda Sherrell, who recently ran in the 4th Congressional District, is seeking the chairmanship of the Tennessee Democratic Party.

NASHVILLE — State campaign regulators on Wednesday dismissed one of two complaints against a controversial political action committee that spent $27,467 helping candidates in 29 contested August races for the state Republican State Executive Committee.

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke doesn't face an election of his own for a few years, but he found himself Monday rallying local Democrats. His message: Organize for 2018.

NASHVILLE — Three months after Tennessee Republicans’ fractious summer primaries, the state GOP’s civil war between establishment and hardline conservative factions is again in full swing.

The voters have spoken, and U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann won his third term with 62 percent of the vote in the Nov. 4 election. But his campaign is still being criticized for its bookkeeping.

The GOP takeover of the U.S. Senate has raised the stock of Republicans across the nation, but Tennessee's position on Capitol Hill is one of the more envious.

NASHVILLE — A Tennessee lawmaker, whose constitutional amendment banning a nonexistent state income tax won easy voter approval this week, now wants to kill a tax that actually is on the books.

Tuesday’s election brought historic changes to the state’s founding document and tossed Prohibition-era alcohol laws in cities across the state. But still, 124,457 Hamilton County voters were not enticed by the 2014 midterm ballot.

NASHVILLE — Tennessee is about to gain new clout in the U.S. Senate following national gains by Republicans in Tuesday’s election.

Tennessee voters on Tuesday opened the door for the biggest changes to the state's abortion rules in more than a decade.

Republican incumbents in Tennessee's 3rd and 4th congressional districts easily beat back Democratic challengers Tuesday.

ATLANTA — Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal will serve a second term after overcoming a challenge from Democrat Jason Carter, a state senator from Atlanta and grandson of former President Jimmy Carter.

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