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Conservative Republican Ogles wins Nashville US House seat

Nov. 09, 2022 00:31 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Andy Ogles, a conservative who gained popularity among Tennessee Republicans as an outspoken former county mayor, has won a newly redrawn congressional district that includes part of left-leaning Nashville. Ogles, a onetime leader of the Koch-backed...

Number of wrong ballots cast in Nashville now more than 430

Nov. 07, 2022 18:30 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — More than 430 voters cast ballots in the wrong race in early Election Day voting in Nashville, a left-leaning city that Republicans carved three ways during redistricting in hopes of flipping a Democratic seat. The amount is a stark jump from the initial...

Tennessee: What to expect on election night

Nov. 03, 2022 10:59 AM EDT

Tennessee is a ruby-red state, with GOP leaders holding control of statewide offices and supermajorities inside the General Assembly and congressional seats. This year, Republican Gov. Bill Lee is running for reelection against first-time Democratic opponent Jason Martin. To date,...

Officials say 200-plus votes cast for wrong Nashville races

Nov. 02, 2022 17:49 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — More than 200 votes have been cast in the wrong races in Nashville since early voting began in Tennessee, election officials confirmed Wednesday. Davidson County election administrator Jeff Roberts said his office reviewed voter data throughout the night...

Some voters cast wrong ballots in split Nashville district

Nov. 01, 2022 22:06 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Election officials said Tuesday that some Tennessee voters have cast ballots in the wrong congressional district in Nashville — a city that Republican lawmakers carved three ways during redistricting in hopes of flipping a Democratic seat. At least one...

Cruz lambasts Democrats as he stumps for Ogles in Tennessee

Oct. 26, 2022 23:23 PM EDT

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz on Wednesday lambasted Democrats' leadership on inflation, crime and foreign policy as he urged Tennessee voters to send Republican Andy Ogles to Congress. Cruz is on 17-state bus tour, stumping for various Senate and House candidates...

Dem leads in fundraising for GOP-drawn Nashville House seat

Oct. 17, 2022 19:08 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Democrat Heidi Campbell led in fundraising and spending last quarter in an open U.S. House race in Tennessee, where Republican Andy Ogles has taken a lower-key general election approach in a Nashville congressional district that the GOP redrew in hopes of picking up a...

GOP front-runner lies low in open US House race in Nashville

Oct. 04, 2022 11:00 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nearly two months after far-right conservative Andy Ogles secured the Republican nomination in a reconfigured congressional district that cuts into left-leaning Nashville, the former rural county mayor has largely vanished from the public arena. In August,...