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Nonprofit objects to remarks by Blackburn consultant

Aug. 16, 2018 5:32 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A left-leaning Tennessee nonprofit has objected to comments by a paid political consultant to U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn's Senate campaign, claiming the remarks signal illegal coordination with outside political groups. Tennessee Citizen Action says it has sent a formal complaint to...

Trade, infrastructure details split Tennessee Senate race

Aug. 15, 2018 7:12 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Democrat Phil Bredesen and Republican Marsha Blackburn talked up the need for more infrastructure cash and cried foul at President Donald Trump's tariffs Wednesday. But the two were split on policy specifics during a Tennessee business forum in their rival bids in a key U.S. Senate...

Bredesen proposes 4 debates in US Senate race in Tennessee

Aug. 13, 2018 3:03 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Democrat Phil Bredesen is proposing four debates before the November election for U.S. Senate against Republican Marsha Blackburn, whose campaign says she's still finalizing her debate schedule but looks forward to debating Bredesen. Bredesen's campaign said Monday that the former...

Senate, governor nominees at Tennessee Farm Bureau event

Aug. 9, 2018 7:58 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Fresh off primary victories, several Tennessee statewide candidates have given an outline of their positions during the annual Tennessee Farm Bureau Presidents Conference. Republican Marsha Blackburn and Democrat Phil Bredesen are running for the Senate seat being vacated by Bob...

Blackburn touts Trump endorsement in US Senate race ad

Aug. 7, 2018 11:51 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn is keeping President Donald Trump at the center of her Senate campaign in her second TV ad. In the new digital and statewide TV commercial, Blackburn's campaign is replaying footage of a Nashville rally in May when Trump boosted her candidacy....

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...

10 Things to Know for Today

Aug. 3, 2018 6:09 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. CYBER ATTACKS THREATEN MIDTERM ELECTIONS Intelligence officials warn that foreign adversaries continue to wage cyber warfare against the U.S. election systems. 2. WHY ABORTION RIGHTS GROUPS FEAR TRUMP...

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...

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...