The absence of many Democrats gave Republicans plenty of fodder at this year's Fancy Farm Picnic. Republicans from U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell down to local legislative candidates took shots at state Democrats and President Barack Obama throughout the event.
Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker has fended off four challengers in a Republican primary to win his party's nomination for a second term. The former Chattanooga mayor faced a much easier time in his re-election bid than he did when he ran in 2006. Then he had a tough primary against two former congressmen and narrowly defeated former Democratic U.S. Rep. Harold Ford Jr. in an even-more bruising general election campaign.
Democratic congressional candidate Bill Adkins is calling for financial supporters to get behind his campaign now that U.S. Rep. Geoff Davis has resigned from office. Davis resigned abruptly on Tuesday, saying a family medical issue prevented him from fulfilling his congressional responsibilities.
Months of bruising primary campaign activity comes to a close in the Volunteer State Thursday as voters go to the polls. Among the most closely watched races are efforts by U.S. Representatives Chuck Fleischmann and Diane Black to win re-election to their second terms in Congress.
Kentucky 4th District Congressman Geoff Davis announced he's resigning immediately. Davis had announced months ago that he was not seeking re-election but decided to step down now due to what he calls a recent family health issue that will demand significantly more of his time.