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Prominent donors take sides in Tennessee's US Senate race

Oct. 16, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Donors are choosing sides in Tennessee's open race to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander. During his first few weeks running, Republican Bill Hagerty raised $1.9 million and spent $24,400 through September. Hagerty's contributors included ex-Gov. Bill Haslam, former Florida...

Prominent Vanderbilt dean testifies for cigarette makers

Sep. 10, 2019 4:05 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A prominent Vanderbilt University dean who co-directs the school's public policy poll has used his credentials as a polling expert to help cigarette makers win lawsuits against sickened smokers, WPLN-FM reports . John Geer, dean of the College of Arts and Science, testified in 2014...

Ex-Gov. Haslam joins Vanderbilt as visiting professor

Sep. 4, 2019 11:22 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has joined the faculty at Vanderbilt University starting this fall as a visiting professor of political science. The university announced Wednesday that the popular two-term Republican will teach an upper-level undergraduate course titled...

Ex-Gov. Haslam won't rule out future public sector position

Aug. 28, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ex-Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam isn't ruling out a future run for office, though he says he isn't currently planning on it. During an event Wednesday alongside former GOP Sen. Bob Corker, Haslam said he'd be sad if he never serves in some kind of public role again. Haslam told...

Tennessee abortion waiting period lawsuit headed for trial

Aug. 21, 2019 1:57 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Opponents to a Tennessee law requiring women to wait 48 hours before getting an abortion argue that such restrictions help perpetuate negative stereotypes about gender. The argument is part of a lengthy lawsuit challenging the legality of the waiting period rule, which Tennessee's...