NASHVILLE — Opponents of the proposed Tennessee constitutional amendment on abortion have outspent supporters this month by more than 3-to-1, according to new financial disclosures.

Despite a slow start, early voting in Hamilton County picked up by the end.

NASHVILLE — With a week to go until Election Day, Democrat Lenda Sherrell on Tuesday released a new television ad that seeks to counter Republican U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais’ efforts to link her to President Barack Obama and also challenges the congressman to “come clean” about his voting record.

NASHVILLE — The most hard-fought of four constitutional amendments on the Tennessee ballot Tuesday pits two red state values against each other: disapproval of abortion and dislike of big government. And a new poll released Wednesday found the outcome is too close to call.

Applications for Tennessee Promise are piling in faster and higher than expected, and Gov. Bill Haslam is calling for mentors to cover all the prospective students.

NASHVILLE — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam said Tuesday that although state officials continue to monitor the situation, his administration has no immediate plans to go beyond federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines with regard to quarantines for possible Ebola cases.

NASHVILLE — Spurred by reports that some poll workers in Monroe County have provided "misleading" information to voters on the proposed abortion amendment, the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee has demanded state officials make it clear to all 95 local election commissions that such activity is unacceptable.

NASHVILLE — Democrat Lenda Sherrell's campaign plunked down nearly $200,000 for television ads during the 15 days leading up to early voting in her Nov. 4 challenge to Republican U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, filings show.

Tennessee 3rd Congressional District candidates Chuck Fleischmann and Mary Headrick will debate Monday on WTCI, the local PBS affiliate.

Confused about the state Constitution questions on the ballot?

Local election officials say confusing ballot language has been the only hiccup during early voting for the Nov. 4 election.

NASHVILLE — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Gordon Ball said Thursday the federal government has no business regulating pot.

NASHVILLE — Feathers are flying in Tennessee's U.S. Senate race in the form of $46,000 in unpaid fees at a South Carolina resort and how a $1 option to buy into a newspaper later turned into a $620,000 personal profit back in 1981.

Tennessee's first five days of early voting was down by nearly a third compared to the somewhat similar 2010 election, state figures show.

NASHVILLE -- Democrat Gordon Ball says a new poll he commissioned shows Republican incumbent U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander ahead but with just 45 percent of the vote compared to 32 percent for Ball.

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