The Hamilton County Pachyderms weekly meeting today will feature a House District 27 debate.

NASHVILLE — Republican Weston Wamp's effort to oust U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann in the 3rd Congressional District's GOP primary is about to get a big financial assist from an independent "super PAC."

A judge will decide Monday whether to issue a temporary restraining order allowing Chattanooga to trump the Hamilton County Election Commission in the wording of ballot referendum on the city's domestic partner ordinance.

The two longtime educators vying for the District 8 school board seat agree on many issues.

Both candidates agree: Wednesday's 3rd Congressional District Republican primary debate got straight to the core differences between two-term incumbent Rep. Chuck Fleischmann and challenger Weston Wamp.

It's settled once and for all. It's not OK to campaign at the courthouse or any county property — except 101 feet or more from polling locations.

Round 4 of the fight how to word a ballot question regarding benefits for Chattanooga city employees' domestic partners is set for 8 a.m. Monday -- just four hours before the ballots are supposed to be printed.

NASHVILLE — U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander is seeking to bolster his credentials with conservative GOP primary voters with a new television ad highlighting him as an early critic of the Affordable Care Act who directly challenged President Barack Obama.

The incumbent is a two-term, staunchly conservative congressman who earned his spot in Washington on a nationwide wave of tea party buzz. He finished April with $640,000 in total campaign support.

NASHVILLE — Republican Joe Carr has placed a $200,000 bet — half his campaign war chest — on hopes that anti-immigration sentiment will help him to victory in his GOP primary challenge to U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander.

With five hopefuls and no incumbent, candidates in the District 9 Hamilton County Board of Education race are campaigning to differentiate themselves from one another and secure votes for the nonpartisan Aug. 7 election.

Georgia voters can cast early ballots today through July 18 in the runoff between U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston and David Perdue for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination.

Incumbent East Ridge City Judge Arvin Reingold faces two challengers running their first campaigns on the Aug. 7 ballot.

The House District 27 Republican primary just became a head-to-head race.

After some confusion and an emergency meeting, a ballot question asking voters to support or reject same-sex benefits for Chattanooga employees will appear in its original form on the Aug. 7 ballot.

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