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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,...

California stalls scaled down bail reform after year's delay

Sep. 01, 2022 04:04 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers balked at a scaled-back attempt at reforming the state's cash bail system Wednesday, a year after a more expansive effort also stalled amid headlines over a gruesome killing. The latest version would bar suspects released prior to...

AP News Guide: A look at Tennessee's primary elections

Aug. 05, 2022 14:42 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee’s primary elections were held Thursday to determine party nominees for governor, Congress and state legislative seats. A handful of ballot initiatives and district attorney races were also on the ballot in some counties, as well as Supreme Court...

Far-right mayor wins GOP primary for Nashville US House seat

Aug. 05, 2022 02:16 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Andy Ogles, a far-right county mayor, won Tennessee’s crowded Republican primary on Thursday in a reconfigured congressional district in left-leaning Nashville that the party is hoping to flip in November. In a warning ahead of the general election, he said, “Liberals,...

Attacks, finance issues color GOP US House race in Nashville

Jul. 29, 2022 17:55 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Republican dustup to determine who tries to flip a Democratic congressional seat in Nashville this fall has hit its final week, awash in attacks, a candidate's campaign finance issues and even a lawsuit over a TV ad. As early voting ends in the Aug. 4...

After GOP jockeying, Nashville House redraw heads to primary

Jul. 16, 2022 10:57 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Republicans spent months setting the stage to try to flip Nashville's representation in Congress, meticulously redrawing the political boundaries and culling their lineup of candidates. Now, voters are finally getting involved. GOP lawmakers...

AP News Guide: A look at Tennessee's primary elections

Jul. 15, 2022 10:07 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Voters can begin casting ballots Friday in Tennessee's Aug. 4 primary election as candidates compete to win their party's nomination for governor, Congress and state legislative seats. Some local counties will also have judicial elections, ballot initiatives...