Longtime legal colleagues as well as recent rivals for a federal judgeship say Chattanooga Chief of Staff Travis McDonough is qualified for the spot. But some opponents in a recent city legal battle question the likely nominee's future fairness.

NASHVILLE — Leading by just 35 votes, Republican U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais this afternoon declared victory in Thursday's 4th Congressional District GOP primary with challenger Jim Tracy.

The day after a narrow primary loss in Tennessee's 3rd Congressional District, Republican candidate Weston Wamp says he will bow out of politics — at least for now.

NASHVILLE - Republican U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais scraped through with a 35-vote margin over GOP primary challenger Jim Tracy in Tennessee's 4th Congressional District, but Tracy is not conceding and the final outcome may boil down to uncounted provisional ballots.

With a lead of just more than 1,400 votes, U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann kept his job in Tennessee’s 3rd District Thursday over Republican challenger Weston Wamp.

Retired state economic director Patsy Hazlewood is the Republican nominee for House District 27.

Nearly a year of public debate over whether Chattanooga should provide benefits to its employees' gay or straight partners ended at the polls Thursday with a resounding "no."

NASHVILLE — Republican Lamar Alexander became the latest U.S. senator to fend off a tea party challenge in a primary race Thursday, defeating a state senator who had used a familiar tactic in trying to cast him as an out of touch insider.

Randy Fairbanks' name was the only one on the ballot, but write-in competition from Rhonda Thurman posed a threat for the County Commission seat in District 1.

Three out of five incumbents in court offices lost their long-held seats Thursday night.

NASHVILLE — Republican Jim Tracy this evening predicted he's going to win his 4th Congressional District GOP primary challenge to embattled U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, R-Tenn.

NASHVILLE — Three Democratic state Supreme Court justices have withstood a conservative effort to oust them from the bench of Tennessee's highest court.

Nearly a year of public debate over whether Chattanooga should provide benefits to their employees’ gay or straight partners, ended at the polls Thursday with a resounding no.

NASHVILLE — Republican Sen. Stacey Campfield has lost his District 7 seat to a Knoxville cardiac surgeon.

NASHVILLE — U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander has defeated his tea party-backed challenger, state Rep. Joe Carr, in Tennessee's Republican primary.

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