campaign

Besides being a time to remember fallen soldiers, reopen swimming pools and enjoy a long weekend, Memorial Day also represents the unofficial start of campaign season. Gov. Bill Haslam says he’ll lend some of this clout this year to Republican lawmakers in legislative races who have helped advance his agenda. “Obviously I’ll be a lot more […]

{ 0 comments }

Conducting political campaign work on state time is a Class C misdemeanor punishable by up to a month in jail and a $50 fine. But details are under wraps as to how Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey’s office handled the popular former blogger’s misuse of state email to send a campaign-related press release.

{ 4 comments }

Both candidates for governor spent the eve of the election swinging through the state for last-minute campaign stops to shake hands, knock on doors and make final appeals to fence-sitting voters before the polls open tomorrow. Democrat Mike McWherter says he’s feeling good about his chances, even though he’s 29 points behind Republican Bill Haslam […]

{ 0 comments }

With just a week to go before election day, Republican Bill Haslam is backing away from comments he made recently about eliminating handgun carry permits. “I’m in favor of leaving the law the way it is now. I’ve said that that night. I’ve said that ever since then. Somehow we keep coming back to this,” […]

{ 0 comments }

Republican Bill Haslam wasn’t the only gubernatorial candidate feeling pressured by the Tennessee Firearms Association. Democrat Mike McWherter tells TNReport that he had a “frank exchange” with the TFA about a month ago with members who were “civil to me but they were yelling at me, if you want to know the truth about it.” […]

{ 0 comments }

Channel Surfing

by Andrea Zelinski on October 18, 2010

Fifteen days to go until election day, and the gubernatorial candidates keep cranking out campaign commercials. Here are the newest, including two from Republican Bill Haslam and another that just launched today from Democrat Mike McWherter.

{ 0 comments }

The two leading candidates for governor tried to win over elder voters in Nashville Friday with messages of making services more accessible to them and their care givers, but both offered different approaches. Democratic candidate Mike McWherter told seniors at the AARP “Conversation with Tennessee’s Next Governor” event that the state needs a cabinet-level officer […]

{ 0 comments }

New McWherter Ads Out

by Andrea Zelinski on October 7, 2010

After weeks of lying low on the TV ad front, Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Mike McWherter began launching a number of campaign commercials this week. Take a peek:

{ 1 comment }

But both candidates have yet to release specific details on exactly what they would — or would not — cut from the budget.

{ 3 comments }

Press Release from Bill Haslam for Governor; Sept. 23, 2010: NASHVILLE – In a show of public bipartisan strength, Republican gubernatorial nominee and Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam announced a list of 105 Independent and Democratic leaders supporting his bid. The list includes prominent Independents and Democrats, including former members of the Bredesen administration, elected officials […]

{ 1 comment }

Press Release from Mike McWherter for Governor Campaign, Sept. 21, 2010: McWherter Implores Haslam To Have Honest Conversation with Voters As Conflicts Accumulate, Knoxville Mayor Has No Choice But to Disclose NASHVILLE – At a press conference today in downtown Nashville, Jackson businessman and Democratic gubernatorial nominee called on opponent Bill Haslam to publicly disclose […]

{ 0 comments }

Allegations that Pilot Oil has ties to companies that do business with shady international actors are the latest attempt by McWherter to use Haslam’s family business against him, a tactic Republicans tried unsuccessfully in the primary campaign.

{ 1 comment }