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Tennessee Supreme Court picks Skrmetti as attorney general

Aug. 10, 2022 14:25 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Supreme Court on Wednesday announced that Jonathan Skrmetti has been selected to be the state's next attorney general. Skrmetti replaces Attorney General Herbert Slatery, a Republican who announced in May that he wouldn't seek another...

3 Democrats running in primary to oust Tennessee Gov. Lee

Jul. 12, 2022 13:07 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Since Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee won his election in 2018, the Republican has led the state during a global pandemic, uprisings over racial injustice across the country, mass shootings nationwide and the Supreme Court's end to the constitutional right to abortion. ...

Tennessee Democratic Party to host 3 gubernatorial debates

May. 18, 2022 04:17 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Officials with the Tennessee Democratic Party say they will host three gubernatorial debates ahead of the upcoming August primary election. According to a news release, Democratic candidates Jason Martin, Carnita Atwater and JB Smiley Jr. will participate in...