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5:40 am
Mon August 6, 2012

Looking Ahead to 2015: Luallen Hints at Kentucky Governor's Race

One of Kentucky's leading Democrats, former state auditor Crit Luallen, is expressing interest in a run for Governor in 2015 while ruling out speculation that she might run for the U.S. Senate.

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11:14 pm
Sat August 4, 2012

Majority of Barbs at 2012 Fancy Farm Aimed at Those Who Aren't Present

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.

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2:11 pm
Fri August 3, 2012

Tennessee's Democratic U.S. Senate Nominee Disavowed as Member of Anti-Gay Group

The Tennessee Democratic Party is disavowing its U.S. Senate nominee, saying he’s associated with a “known hate group.” Mark Clayton won Thursday’s seven-way Democratic primary with 30% of the vote.

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4:21 am
Fri August 3, 2012

Incumbents Win in Tennessee Congressional Races

Freshmen U.S. Representatives Chuck Fleischmann and Diane Black have prevailed in their hard fought Republican primary campaigns.

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7:37 pm
Thu August 2, 2012

Corker Wins GOP Primary in Tennessee, Has Big War Chest Heading Into Fall

Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN)

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.

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12:22 pm
Thu August 2, 2012

AARP to Use Fancy Farm Event to Discuss Major Entitlement Programs

The nation’s leading organization for seniors will use this year's Fancy Farm picnic to launch a nationwide tour to help voters be better informed about Social Security and Medicare.

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8:54 am
Thu August 2, 2012

Democrats Hope to Rally Support in Effort to Win Kentucky's 4th U.S. House Seat

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.

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6:13 am
Thu August 2, 2012

Tennessee Votes in Congressional and Senate Races

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.

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1:38 pm
Wed August 1, 2012

Kentucky's Democratic Big Guns will Be Absent this Weekend at Fancy Farm

Most of Kentucky's elected Democrats will skip this weekend's annual Fancy Farm picnic. As of Wednesday, House Speaker Greg Stumbo is the only high profile Democrat scheduled to speak.

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3:58 am
Wed August 1, 2012

Congressman Geoff Davis Resigns

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.

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