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Haslam, GOP governor's group tout Lee in Tennessee race ad

Aug. 8, 2018 10:36 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam is touting Bill Lee as his prospective successor in a first statewide TV ad by the Republican Governors Association. In the ad, Haslam touts the state's progress under his leadership and says Lee is the right choice to take Tennessee to the next level. Lee...

After primary, Tennessee GOP projects unity at press event

Aug. 4, 2018 9:36 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's Republican political leaders and candidates held a carefully choreographed news conference Saturday to project unity as they look toward competitive November elections after a rough primary for governor. Addressing reporters before multiple GOP unity events, term-limited...

Mixed success for candidates favoring Trump in Tennessee

Aug. 3, 2018 3:28 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Basking in the afterglow of an emphatic Republican primary victory in her Senate bid, U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn proclaimed it a win for the agenda of President Donald Trump, a statement from Tennessee voters that they want to give him their full support. "We know that what...

The Latest: Ball defeats Dean in GOP race in Tennessee 5th

Aug. 3, 2018 12:03 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on Tennessee's primary election (all times local): 10:11 p.m. Jody Ball has defeated Glen Dean in the Republican primary in Tennessee's 5th Congressional District in Middle Tennessee. Ball is a businessman and former law enforcement instructor who lived in Texas before...

Lee, Dean to face off in Tennessee governor's race

Aug. 2, 2018 11:22 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Businessman Bill Lee defeated three other Republicans in a bruising primary for Tennessee governor Thursday, setting the stage for a competitive fall contest against former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, who cruised to the Democratic nomination. Lee spent just $7 million through late...

Bredesen, Blackburn win primaries in race for US Senate

Aug. 2, 2018 10:58 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Tennessee Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen and Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn have been running their campaigns for a critical U.S. Senate seat like their matchup was assured. Voters made it official Thursday. Bredesen and Blackburn disposed of minimal opposition in their...

The Latest: Lee wins Tennessee GOP primary for governor

Aug. 2, 2018 10:12 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the Tennessee primary election (all times local): 10:07 p.m. Businessman Bill Lee has won a bruising Republican primary for Tennessee governor. Lee topped U.S. Rep. Diane Black, ex-state economic development commissioner Randy Boyd and state House Speaker Beth Harwell...

Former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean wins Democratic primary in open governor's race in Tennessee

Aug. 2, 2018 8:52 PM EDT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean wins Democratic primary in open governor's race in Tennessee.

AP news guide: Aug. 2 primary election in Tennessee

Aug. 2, 2018 12:16 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Key nominations are at stake in Tennessee for open races for governor and U.S. Senate as voters take part in state primary elections. The ballot includes contests for the U.S. House and the Republican-led General Assembly. About 626,900 people have already voted early or absentee, a...

A look at the Democratic candidates for Tennessee governor

Jul. 27, 2018 1:08 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Three Democrats are seeking the nomination to replace Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, with former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean and state House Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh in contention. Fitzhugh faces an uphill battle because Dean has outspent him $4.4 million to $984,800 and has topped...