A local state senator scoffed Monday at the idea that judge races in Tennessee are nonpartisan, while two of the state Supreme Court justices facing retention votes this week called the conservative push to oust them nothing more than a “power grab.”

The Tennessee Forum, a group working to oust three state Supreme Court justices in Thursday's election, last week linked spending by the three to "Washington, D.C., Democrats."

Saturday's rain did not stop early voters from traveling to the Brainerd Recreation Center to cast their ballots.

The heated, expensive campaign against three sitting Tennessee Supreme Court justices has only gotten hotter as Election Day approaches.

Experts say the outcome of the Republican primary for Tennessee's 3rd Congressional District will depend entirely on voter turnout.

NASHVILLE — Tennessee officials are warning the state's 475 Democratic and Republican county election commissioners that they will get bounced off the local panels if they cross over and vote in the opposite party's primary during the Aug. 7 election.

Wine in Tennessee's grocery stores inching closer to vote

Aug. 21 is deadline for petition the referendum

The drive to get wine in Tennessee's grocery stores is picking up traction.

Neal Pinkston, unopposed Republican candidate for district attorney in Hamilton County, will be the guest speaker today monday at the Pachyderm Club.

Weston Wamp is a member of the generation of "millennials" born since 1981 that, according a Pew Research Center poll last year, supports same-sex marriage by 70 percent.

NASHVILLE — Republican U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann is aiming his third straight televised punch at GOP challenger Weston Wamp with a new ad in which both men's 2012 rival, Scottie Mayfield, directly takes Wamp to task over secretly recording him last spring.

NASHVILLE — State elections officials are urging people to vote early in the Aug. 7 election, saying the lengthy ballot will generate long lines on Election Day.

The Hamilton County district attorney will have to decide whether a recent absentee ballot flap in the Hamilton County Commission District 6 race was a misguided attempt at being helpful by a campaign volunteer or an intentional effort to manipulate election results.

ATLANTA — Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in the Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a matchup against Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn that will help determine which party controls the Senate for the final years of the Obama administration.

The runoff election for Georgia’s District 1 House of Representatives, which includes the western part of Walker County and all of Dade County, had Republican incumbent John Deffenbaugh winning with 55 percent of the vote with all votes counted.

For the first time this election cycle, 3rd District Congressional candidate Mary Headrick shared a stage with the Republican she will face in November — although voters will decide in about two weeks whether that will be incumbent U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann or challenger Weston Wamp.

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