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Advocates continue fight against Tennessee voter ID law

Posted: 11/22/2014 - A legendary Tennessee lawyer whose push for voting rights dated back to the civil rights movement died in August, not long before a new federal report found evidence that he might have had a point about that state's voter identification law.

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Tennessee campaigns ran nearly 23K TV ads in 2014

Posted: 11/21/2014 - Political and issue campaigns ran nearly 23,000 television ads in Tennessee to try to sway voters on races including the U.S. Senate and constitutional amendments on abortion and judges.

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Final amendment results for Tennessee

Posted: 11/05/2014 - Final statewide results for the four constitutional amendments on the ballot in November 2014 in Tennessee show amendment one was the most divisive issue on the ballot statewide.

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Democratic ads off the air in Kentucky Senate race

Updated: 10/15/2014 - In the final weeks of a cross-country battle for Senate control, officials in both political parties are making multimillion-dollar advertising decisions that offer clues about where the real battlefields lie.

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Study: Voter ID laws cut turnout by blacks, young

Posted: 10/09/2014 - A nonpartisan congressional study has found that stiffer state voter ID laws have damped election turnout, disproportionately affecting blacks and younger people.

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Sen. Alexander sheds feel-good image in Tenn. race

Posted: 10/09/2014 - With early voting in the U.S. Senate race set to kick off next week, the two-term incumbent has unleashed two television ads hammering his previously little-known Democratic opponent, Gordon Ball.

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Haslam failed to sign 79 bills in required time

Posted: 09/10/2014 - Mistakes in Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's office caused 79 bills to become law without his signature and another 67 measures to be backdated to meet constitutional deadlines.

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Tracy backs away from DesJarlais challenge

Updated: 08/25/2014 - The Republican state senator who challenged scandal-plagued U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais conceded his 38-vote primary loss to the incumbent on Monday, saying he decided not to challenge the results.

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Sarah Palin event moving indoors

Updated: 06/19/2014 - An event featuring former Alaska governor Sarah Palin as the keynote speaker in Sevier County is moving indoors.

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US Senate hopeful Carr files financial disclosure

Posted: 05/04/2014 - State Rep. Joe Carr describes himself on his campaign website as a farmer and small businessman, but a financial disclosure form filed on Friday shows most of Carr's income last year came from his salary and per diem allowances as a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives.

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