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Tennessee GOP Senate hopeful blames liberals in separations

Jun. 19, 2018 5:54 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's leading U.S. Senate candidates on Tuesday decried the separation of immigrant families at the border, with Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn laying the blame for that on liberals. Blackburn said that as a mother, her "heart breaks for the families," but she contended that...

Letter: Tennessee farmers urge House reps to oppose tariffs

Jun. 12, 2018 3:56 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Dozens of Tennessee farmers have urged the state's U.S. House delegation to oppose President Donald Trump's steel and aluminum tariffs, saying they worry the fallout will cripple the rural state's agriculture. In their open letter Monday, 42 farmers wrote that the tariffs would...

Race for Tennessee Senate seat takes shape on Trump, tariffs

Jun. 9, 2018 11:42 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rep. Marsha Blackburn's Senate campaign supporters are replaying President Donald Trump's latest Nashville rally in an early offensive against Democratic contender and former Gov. Phil Bredesen, who has tried to shrug off the attacks and shift his focus to opposing the president's...

Record number of women bid for Senate but challenges await

May. 30, 2018 7:04 PM EDT

MADISON, Wisconsin (AP) — A record number of women are running for the U.S. Senate this year, and their stiff challenge is winning enough seats to dramatically diversify a chamber long dominated by men. Many face uphill campaigns and two Democratic incumbents in particular among the 23 women in the Senate...

The Latest: Trump accuses Pelosi of being an 'MS-13 lover'

May. 30, 2018 12:41 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's campaign rally in Nashville, Tennessee (all times local): 12:35 a.m. President Donald Trump has accused House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of being an "MS-13 lover" and dismissed a Democratic Senate candidate as a "tool" of Minority Leader...

Boosting GOP, Trump accuses Pelosi of being an 'MS-13 lover'

May. 30, 2018 12:31 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday accused House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of being an "MS-13 lover" and dismissed a Democratic Senate candidate as a "tool" of Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, a line of attack likely to become familiar as he boosts Republican congressional...

Trump to rally in Tennessee, where crucial Senate race looms

May. 28, 2018 8:56 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — President Donald Trump is turning his attention to Tennessee, where he will raise money and rally supporters Tuesday in a crucial race for control of the U.S. Senate. Trump hopes to boost Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn in the open contest to replace GOP Sen. Bob Corker, who is...

Tennessee GOP governor front-runners go right on immigration

May. 27, 2018 4:24 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Republican front-runners for Tennessee governor are parroting President Donald Trump's call to "build the wall" and are depicting one another as sympathizers of people in the country illegally, turning the race into a fight over who's toughest on immigration. In a TV ad, U.S....

Trump to hold campaign rally in Nashville on May 29

May. 19, 2018 6:11 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — President Donald Trump will hold a campaign rally in Tennessee later this month on the same day he will headline a fundraiser for Rep. Marsha Blackburn in her Senate bid. The rally will take place on the evening of May 29 at Nashville Municipal Auditorium. Tickets are available...

Trump to headline Blackburn Senate fundraiser in Tennessee

May. 11, 2018 5:51 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — President Donald Trump will headline a Tennessee fundraiser for Rep. Marsha Blackburn in her Senate bid. A Blackburn Victory Fund invitation says Trump will be in Nashville for the May 29 event. Admission options include a private round-table with Trump for $44,300 a couple; a...