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Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

Dec. 01, 2022 15:54 PM EST

Kingsport Times News. November 30, 2022. Editorial: Sullivan votes in support of ‘pronoun’ legislation Should you be forced to recognize a personal fiction that someone creates for themselves? The Sullivan County Commission doesn’t think so and is to be...

Tennessee gov sets election dates to replace fallen lawmaker

Nov. 29, 2022 04:07 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has set election dates to fill the opening left by the death of Democratic state Rep. Barbara Cooper. The primary election to replace the longtime Memphis lawmaker will take place on Jan. 24 and the general election will be held on...

Tennessee House GOP nominates Sexton for new speaker term

Nov. 23, 2022 04:12 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee House Republicans have nominated Speaker Cameron Sexton to serve a third term in the chamber’s top leadership position. A news release from the House Republican Caucus says leadership elections took place Tuesday at Paris State Landing Park. ...

Ex-Tennessee lawmaker pleads guilty to campaign cash scheme

Nov. 22, 2022 18:39 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A former Tennessee state senator accused of violating federal campaign finance laws pleaded guilty to two charges on Tuesday after initially calling the case against him a political witch hunt. Former Republican state Sen. Brian Kelsey, who previously...

Tennessee Senate GOP nominates McNally for new speaker term

Nov. 16, 2022 04:01 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Senate Republicans have nominated Speaker Randy McNally to serve another two-year term in the top leadership role in the chamber. The Senate Republican Caucus voted Tuesday to keep McNally in the speaker position. The Senate speaker also serves as...

House Minority Leader Karen Camper to run for Memphis mayor

Nov. 11, 2022 13:39 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee House Minority Leader Karen Camper, a Democrat, announced Friday that she's running to be the next mayor of Memphis. Camper has served in the General Assembly since 2008 and is the first Black leader to oversee the House Democrats. She spent 21 years...

Tennessee Republican lawmakers hold onto majority

Nov. 09, 2022 17:28 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Republican lawmakers will maintain a comfortable majority control inside the state's General Assembly. All 99 House seats and 17 of the Senate's 33 seats were on the ballot. Republicans control every top statewide elected position,...

Republican Andy Ogles wins election to U.S. House in Tennessee's 5th Congressional District

Nov. 09, 2022 01:00 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Andy Ogles wins election to U.S. House in Tennessee's 5th Congressional District.

Republican Mark Green wins reelection to U.S. House in Tennessee's 7th Congressional District

Nov. 08, 2022 23:26 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Mark Green wins reelection to U.S. House in Tennessee's 7th Congressional District.

Republican Scott DesJarlais wins reelection to U.S. House in Tennessee's 4th Congressional District

Nov. 08, 2022 23:09 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Scott DesJarlais wins reelection to U.S. House in Tennessee's 4th Congressional District.