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Mackler announces Dem bid for Tennessee's open Senate seat

Jan. 8, 2019 1:50 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Democratic Nashville attorney and former Army helicopter pilot James Mackler said Tuesday that he's running for U.S. Senate in 2020, marking the first candidate to announce a bid for the seat Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander will leave after his term. In an announcement video,...

The Latest: Democrats return Pelosi to House speaker's post

Jan. 4, 2019 12:27 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 116th Congress (all times local): 10 p.m. Cheering Democrats have returned Nancy Pelosi to the House speaker's post as the 116th Congress ushers in a historically diverse freshman class eager to confront President Donald Trump in a new era of divided government. Pelosi...

Tennessee's 1st female senator appointed to judiciary panel

Jan. 3, 2019 3:12 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's newly elected U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn will be one of the first two Republican women to ever serve on the Senate Judiciary Committee. Blackburn tweeted Wednesday that she was "honored to have the opportunity to blaze a trail for women in leadership roles" alongside...

Nashville ex-mayor's affair is Tennessee's top story of 2018

Dec. 21, 2018 3:05 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — This top story in Tennessee this year was former Nashville Mayor Megan Barry's affair with her bodyguard, a stunning admission that captured national attention and resulted in her pleading guilty to a related felony theft count and resigning, according to an annual Associated Press...

A look at the AP's top Tennessee stories of 2018

Dec. 21, 2018 11:14 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Here is a look at the top 10 Tennessee stories of 2018, according to an Associated Press survey of reporters, editors and broadcasters. 1. NASHVILLE MAYOR RESIGNS Former Nashville Mayor Megan Barry revealed in January that she had a prolonged extramarital affair with her former...

Tennessee gov to decide on Senate bid after leaving office

Dec. 19, 2018 8:43 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Republican Gov. Bill Haslam said he will decide whether to run for an open U.S. Senate seat sometime after leaving office next month. The two-term governor told The Associated Press late Tuesday that he's planning a short vacation with his wife after leaving office Jan. 19...

Correction: EPA Water-Tennessee story

Dec. 19, 2018 4:18 PM EST

LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) — In a story Dec. 18 about an EPA water regulation rollback, The Associated Press erroneously attributed a quote to Environmental Protection Agency acting administrator Andrew Wheeler. It should have been attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall. A corrected...

GOP Sen. Alexander of Tennessee not seeking 2020 re-election

Dec. 17, 2018 6:03 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee announced Monday that he won't seek re-election in 2020, giving the red state its second open Senate contest in two years. Alexander said in a news release that he was deeply grateful for being elected to more combined years as...

The Latest: Haslam giving Senate bid 'serious consideration'

Dec. 17, 2018 5:50 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 U.S. Senate race in Tennessee (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Republican Gov. Bill Haslam says he will give a U.S. Senate bid "serious consideration" after GOP Sen. Lamar Alexander announced he wouldn't run again in 2020. Haslam also told the Chattanooga Times...

Tennessee US Senate race saw record-setting $93m spent

Dec. 7, 2018 12:17 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A state record-setting $93 million-plus was spent in the open U.S. Senate contest in Tennessee that Marsha Blackburn won last month. According to federal campaign finance reports due Thursday, Blackburn's campaign spent about $16 million throughout the election cycle, while Democrat...