Politics

10:01am

Tue November 6, 2012
Politics

Statehouse Super Majority Likely For Tennessee GOP

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Republicans are poised to get their first super majority — or more — in both chambers of the Legislature on election night.

Currently in the Senate, Republicans have a 20-13 advantage. The margin is 64-34 in the House, with one independent. To get a super majority, Republicans need to claim two seats in each chamber.

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9:59am

Tue November 6, 2012
Politics

DesJarlais vs. Stewart Getting National Attention

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two years after upsetting the incumbent Democrat, U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais is the only Tennessee member of Congress facing a serious challenge.

Tuesday's election has Tennesseans casting ballots in that race, other congressional contests, a U.S. Senate race and the presidential contest.

Democrats couldn't field credible candidates against two other Republicans who in 2010 won House seats held by Democrats.

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9:53am

Tue November 6, 2012
Politics

Election 2012 Voting is Underway in Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The polls are open across Tennessee. Voters are casting ballots in the presidential race, for one U.S. Senate seat, nine U.S. House contests, the entire state House and half of the state Senate.

More than 1.4 million Tennessee voters cast ballots during the early voting period.

A state or federally issued photo ID is required to vote. This is the first year for the requirement, which also applied in the March presidential primary and the August state primary.

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9:16am

Fri January 13, 2012
Five Black Legislators Squeezed into Three Seats

Republicans Push Redistricting Plan Through State House

NASHVILLE, Tenn (AP) -- The state House has approved a plan to redraw the chamber's 99 districts, overriding Democrats' objections that it placed five African-American incumbents into three seats.

The chamber voted 67-25, largely along partisan lines, to approve the Republican plan yesterday.

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