State Politics

NASHVILLE — U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais on Wednesday stepped up pressure on Jim Tracy to concede their 4th Congressional District Republican primary race after reviews of provisional ballots in most counties showed DesJarlais with an insurmountable 37-vote lead.

NASHVILLE — Republican Jim Tracy has nearly run out of counties to pick up provisional ballot votes needed to change the outcome of his 4th Congressional District GOP primary squeaker of a contest with incumbent U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais.

Five counties out of the 16 in the 4th Congressional District could determine whether U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais' razor-thin lead holds up or whether state Sen. Jim Tracy can overcome.

To defeat U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann in November, Democratic candidate Mary Headrick will need an army of support from the district's center — and that's what she hopes to get.

NASHVILLE — Tennessee Attorney General Robert Cooper says he plans to seek reappointment by the state Supreme Court after three Democratic justices survived efforts by Republicans to defeat the judges.

ALTAMONT, Tenn. — Republican U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais on Monday held on to his slender 35-vote margin over GOP primary challenger Jim Tracy after Grundy County Election Commission members sorted through provisional ballots in a contest that's been too close to call.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Republican-controlled Florida Legislature on Monday swiftly approved new maps that will alter several of the state's congressional districts after a judge ruled the current districts were illegally drawn to benefit the GOP.

NASHVILLE — While the Republican candidates lawyer up to determine who won their squeaker of a 4th Congressional District GOP primary, Democratic nominee Lenda Sherrell is happily off and running to the Nov. 4 general election.

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.

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.

NASHVILLE — U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, who has been battered by a series of scandals, is locked in a razor-thin battle to hang onto his seat in Tennessee's Republican primary.

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.

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.

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