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Tennessee governor candidates remain cordial in final debate

Oct. 12, 2018 10:34 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — No fireworks. No barbs. No swipes. That was the tone of Tennessee's third and final gubernatorial debate on Thursday. But in a race that has struggled to find air up against Tennessee's competitive and tense U.S. Senate race, Republican Bill Lee and Democrat Karl Dean were content...

Tennessee Senate candidates exchange barbs in final debate

Oct. 10, 2018 11:19 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn repeatedly attempted to tie her Democratic opponent Phil Bredesen to national Democrats in their second and final debate on Wednesday, while the former Tennessee governor deflected the attacks by once again promising to improve bipartisanship in...

Tennessee editorial roundup

Oct. 10, 2018 5:38 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Tennessee newspapers: ___ Oct. 7 The Johnson City Press says the governor's race should not play second fiddle to the Senate race: With all the attention focused on Tennessee's U.S. Senate race, voters easily could let interest wane in the state's other essential contest. President Donald...

2nd US Senate debate in Tennessee set for Wednesday

Oct. 10, 2018 5:04 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn and Democratic ex-Gov. Phil Bredesen are set to clash in their second — and likely last — U.S. Senate race debate this year in Tennessee. The debate Wednesday will take place at the University of Tennessee's Howard H. Baker Jr....

Taylor Swift makes politics personal with endorsement

Oct. 9, 2018 12:50 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Taylor Swift's first big jump into politics might have gained her some extra haters, but her endorsement in a competitive midterm U.S. Senate race isn't likely to result in a massive backlash against the country-singer-turned-pop-star, observers say. Republicans now have some bad...

Trump says he likes Swift's music less post-endorsement

Oct. 8, 2018 5:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he likes superstar Taylor Swift's music "about 25 percent less now" that she's endorsed two Democratic candidates in Tennessee. Trump was asked about Swift's decision to wade into politics as he returned to Washington after a trip to Florida. Swift announced...

Taylor Swift breaks political silence, backs Tennessee Dems

Oct. 7, 2018 11:48 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Music superstar Taylor Swift announced Sunday she's voting for Tennessee's Democratic Senate candidate Phil Bredesen, breaking her long-standing refusal to discuss anything politics. "In the past I've been reluctant to publicly voice my political opinions, but due to several events...

Tennessee Senate Dem hopeful says he supports Kavanaugh

Oct. 5, 2018 6:36 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Phil Bredesen announced Friday that he would support Brett Kavanaugh's nomination for the Supreme Court, a key choice in a tight Tennessee race that he says became a "much closer call" after the woman who accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault in high...

Claims fly in ads in competitive Tennessee Senate race

Oct. 4, 2018 1:39 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — As more attention is focused on Tennessee's increasingly competitive Senate race, a flood of attack ads continues to flood people's screens. Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn faces former Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen in the upcoming November election, a race that has gained...

Bloomberg to headline fundraiser for Bredesen US Senate bid

Oct. 3, 2018 6:09 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ex-New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg will headline a fundraiser for Democratic former Gov. Phil Bredesen's Tennessee U.S. Senate bid. An invitation says the New York event for Bredesen next Tuesday costs $5,000, $2,700 or $1,000 per person. Bredesen faces Republican Congresswoman...