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1. Women 45, younger backed Bredesen by 10 percent -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Women voters were split on electing Republican Marsha Blackburn as Tennessee's first female U.S. senator, and their age often shaped their preference, according to a wide-ranging survey of voters in Tennessee.

2. Results of top Tennessee races -

U.S. Senate

1,966 of 1,969 precincts - 99 percent

x-Marsha Blackburn, GOP 1,224,042 - 55 percent

Phil Bredesen, Dem 981,667 - 44 percent

Trudy Austin, Ind 9,422 - 0 percent

3. Republicans sweep 3 open seats for US House in Tennessee -

MEMPHIS (AP) — Republicans netted a clean sweep Tuesday in races for the three open U.S. House seats in Tennessee.

With all six incumbents easily winning re-election, the party breakdown among House members in Tennessee remains in the same — seven Republicans, two Democrats.

4. Blackburn wins Tennessee Senate race, keeping seat for GOP -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn won a grueling, expensive contest Tuesday to become the first female U.S. senator from Tennessee, keeping a key midterm seat under GOP control.

5. Tennessee Dems trounced by GOP, despite high midterm hopes -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee Democrats began their Tuesday feeling like they had their best chance in years to regain some political clout in their conservative state.

Those aspirations quickly disappeared, as voters turned out in droves largely to give President Donald Trump a stamp of approval and echo much of what Republicans touted on the campaign trail.

6. Bredesen says he'll put Tennessee first, not Trump -

CHATTANOOGA (AP) — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Phil Bredesen says he's willing to work with President Donald Trump but will put Tennessee first.

Bredesen appeared at an interfaith prayer lunch Sunday in Chattanooga. The former Tennessee governor is running against Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn.

7. Concerns over voter registrations loom in Shelby county -

MEMPHIS (AP) — Concerns about voter registrations and the security of electronic voting machines are looming over the upcoming election in Tennessee's largest county.

Two lawsuits have been filed in connection with Tuesday's pivotal election in Shelby County, the largest by population in Tennessee and the one that includes Memphis. Election officials there have pushed back against allegations of voter suppression and that they are not doing enough to protect the election process.

8. Trump turns up pressure before midterms, focused on Senate -

CHATTANOOGA (AP) — President Donald Trump appeared to distance himself from the fate of House Republican candidates Sunday as he devotes his final two days before Tuesday's midterm elections to helping Senate and gubernatorial candidates.

9. Facing uphill battle, Dems lay foundation in GOP stronghold -

FRANKLIN (AP) — Patricia Linder is the kind of undecided voter Democrats are looking for.

The Tennessee retiree lives just outside Nashville in Williamson County, the type of suburban territory where Democrats have made gains in other states since President Donald Trump was elected in 2016. As Democrats around the country push hard to take over the majority of the seats in a Republican-held Congress, they also believe they can lay the groundwork here to have a fighting chance in future races — including 2020, when Trump is expected to seek re-election.

10. US Senate hopefuls weigh Tennessee early voting spike -

NASHVILLE (AP) — About 1.38 million Tennesseans have cast early or absentee ballots, nearly presidential-year-level turnout that Senate race rivals deem positive for their campaigns.

Early voting concluded Thursday for the Nov. 6 election.

11. Facebook: Blackburn anti-abortion ad mistakenly removed -

NASHVILLE (AP) — A spokesperson for Facebook says the company accidentally removed an anti-abortion group's ad supporting Tennessee U.S. Senate nominee Marsha Blackburn.

12. Bredesen, Blackburn: Trump can't end birthright citizenship by order -

NASHVILLE (AP) — In Tennessee's U.S. Senate race, Democrat Phil Bredesen and Republican Marsha Blackburn say it would be unconstitutional for President Donald Trump to use an executive order to end so-called birthright citizenship for children born in the U.S. of non-citizen parents.

13. Trump to make 3rd Tennessee stop for Blackburn Senate bid -

CHATTANOOGA (AP) — President Donald Trump will be in Tennessee two days before Election Day to help Republican Marsha Blackburn in her U.S. Senate race, marking his third visit for the congresswoman's campaign.

14. Lindsey Graham stumps for Blackburn Senate bid in Tennessee -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina rallied support Sunday in Tennessee for Rep. Marsha Blackburn's Senate bid, saying the fellow Republican "represents good old common sense."

15. Ex-DEA official says Blackburn had warning on opioid law -

NASHVILLE (AP) — A former top Drug Enforcement Administration official says he told staffers who work with Tennessee Rep. Marsha Blackburn exactly what to expect from a 2016 law she co-sponsored during the nation's opioid crisis.

16. Trump prescription plan closely resembles Bredesen's -

NASHVILLE (AP) — President Donald Trump's plan to lower prescription drug prices closely resembles Democratic Senate candidate Phil Bredesen's proposal last week.

The plan Trump announced Thursday would make Americans pay prices other countries pay by shifting payment for certain drugs administered in doctors' offices based on international prices.

17. Out of power for years, Tennessee Democrats see some hope -

MEMPHIS (AP) — Tennessee Democrats know something about disappointment. The last time voters chose a governor, the party pinned its hopes on a longshot punchline named Charlie Brown, who was trounced by 30 percentage points.

18. Senate slipping away as Dems fight to preserve blue wave -

NEW YORK (AP) — In the closing stretch of the 2018 campaign, the question is no longer the size of the Democratic wave. It's whether there will be a wave at all.

Top operatives in both political parties concede that Democrats' narrow path to the Senate majority has essentially disappeared, a casualty of surging Republican enthusiasm across GOP strongholds. At the same time, leading Democrats now fear the battle for the House majority will be decided by just a handful of seats.

19. Graham to boost Blackburn Senate bid Sunday in Tennessee -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham is bringing his midterm campaign trail tour to Tennessee, where he will rally support for GOP Rep. Marsha Blackburn's Senate bid.

20. Eric Trump hits campaign trail in Tennessee for Blackburn -

MUNFORD (AP) — Eric Trump has hit the campaign trail in western Tennessee for Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn's bid for Senate.

21. Pilot gives $1M to McConnell-linked PAC aiding Blackburn -

NASHVILLE (AP) — The gas station chain founded by Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's family has donated $1 million to a political committee supporting Republican Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn's Senate bid.

22. Cooper: Taylor Swift endorsement 'least expected' life event -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Democratic Congressman Jim Cooper says receiving Taylor Swift's endorsement was like "manna from heaven," calling it "the least expected thing that's ever happened" to him and "one of the great honors" in his life.

23. Tennessee women slow to back GOP's Blackburn in Senate race -

NASHVILLE (AP) — If Republican Marsha Blackburn were to win in November, the congresswoman would become the first female U.S. senator in Tennessee history. And yet women have been slow to embrace her campaign.

24. Cooper: Taylor Swift endorsement 'least expected' life event -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Democratic Congressman Jim Cooper says receiving Taylor Swift's endorsement was like "manna from heaven," calling it "the least expected thing that's ever happened" to him and "one of the great honors" in his life.

25. Tennessee women slow to back GOP's Blackburn in Senate race -

NASHVILLE (AP) — If Republican Marsha Blackburn were to win in November, the congresswoman would become the first female U.S. senator in Tennessee history. And yet women have been slow to embrace her campaign.

26. Lee won't use 'biblical' victim witness standard if governor -

NASHVILLE (AP) — A pastor who's an adviser to Tennessee GOP gubernatorial candidate Bill Lee says the Bible requires victims of sexual misconduct and other offenses to have at least two or three witnesses.

27. Spending tops $51m in Tennessee US Senate contest -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Candidate campaigns and outside interest groups have spent more than $51 million combined so far in Tennessee's contentious, open contest for U.S. Senate.

According to federal campaign finance disclosures through September, Democratic former Gov. Phil Bredesen's campaign has spent $11.7 million. Outside groups supporting him have spent about $13 million.

28. Bredesen, Blackburn exchange barbs in final debate -

KNOXVILLE (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn repeatedly attempted to tie her Democratic opponent Phil Bredesen to national Democrats in their second and final debate on Wednesday, while the former Tennessee governor deflected the attacks by once again promising to improve bipartisanship in Congress.

29. Kavanaugh vote a no-win scenario for Bredesen -

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Congressman Marsha Blackburn must have been sitting back laughing as she pounded former Gov. Phil Bredesen for postponing his stance on the Kavanaugh nomination.

No matter how he came down, he couldn’t really win.

30. 2nd US Senate debate in Tennessee set for tonight -

KNOXVILLE (AP) — Republican Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn and Democratic ex-Gov. Phil Bredesen are set to clash in their second — and likely last — U.S. Senate race debate this year in Tennessee.

31. Trump says he likes Swift's music less post-endorsement -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he likes superstar Taylor Swift's music "about 25 percent less now" that she's endorsed two Democratic candidates in Tennessee.

32. Taylor Swift breaks political silence, backs Bredesen, Cooper -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Music superstar Taylor Swift announced Sunday she's voting for Tennessee's Democratic Senate candidate Phil Bredesen, breaking her long-standing refusal to discuss anything politics.

33. Bredesen says he supports Kavanaugh -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Phil Bredesen announced Friday that he would support Brett Kavanaugh's nomination for the Supreme Court, a key choice in a tight Tennessee race that he says became a "much closer call" after the woman who accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault in high school came forward.

34. Claims fly in ads in competitive Tennessee Senate race -

NASHVILLE (AP) — As more attention is focused on Tennessee's increasingly competitive Senate race, a flood of attack ads continues to hit people's screens.

Influential political groups bought a handful of ads this week that cover a wide range of issues circling the race.

35. Bloomberg to headline fundraiser for Bredesen US Senate bid -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Ex-New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg will headline a fundraiser for Democratic former Gov. Phil Bredesen's Tennessee U.S. Senate bid.

An invitation says the New York event for Bredesen next Tuesday costs $5,000, $2,700 or $1,000 per person. Bredesen faces Republican Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn.

36. Trump predicts havoc if Democrats take over Congress -

JOHNSON CITY (AP) — As the fate of his Supreme Court pick hangs in the balance, President Donald Trump barnstormed for a Republican Senate candidate in Tennessee, warning that Democrats will unleash havoc if they gain control of Congress and accusing them of trying to sink his nominee.

37. Tennessee's Bredesen fields questions on Kavanaugh at forum -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Democrat Senate candidate Phil Bredesen on Monday faced some backlash from a Tennessee crowd for once again declining to say how he would vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

38. Trump to hold Tennessee rally, Blackburn Senate fundraiser -

JOHNSON CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump is returning to Tennessee for a public rally and a fundraiser for Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn's Senate bid.

39. Dean praises GOP governor he hopes to replace -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee Democrat Karl Dean is giving campaign trail shout-outs to Republican Gov. Bill Haslam even as Dean seeks to replace him. Never mind that the popular term-limited governor has given his full blessing to Dean's GOP opponent, Bill Lee.

40. Leaders ignore calls to drop out of Obamacare lawsuit -

A Christian group pleading with Tennessee leaders to drop out of a lawsuit seeking to overturn the Affordable Care Act could be compared to a tree falling in the forest.

If nobody’s listening, what chance do they have of being heard?

41. Bredesen, Blackburn clash in 1st debate -

LEBANON (AP) — Democratic former Gov. Phil Bredesen quickly promised not to vote for Minority Leader Chuck Schumer as his Republican opponent U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn repeatedly sought to tie the former Tennessee governor to national Democrats in their first debate for U.S. Senate on Tuesday.

42. Blackburn, Bredesen compete in 1st debate tonight -

LEBANON (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn and Democratic former Gov. Phil Bredesen are set to face off in their first debate in a critical race for U.S. Senate in Tennessee.

The two rivals will debate Tuesday evening at Cumberland University in Lebanon. Hosts include The Tennessean, the League of Women Voters of Tennessee, WTVF-TV and WNPT-TV. The event will be broadcast live.

43. Trump returning to Tennessee for Blackburn Senate fundraiser -

JOHNSON CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Monday he is returning to Tennessee for another fundraiser to boost Republican Marsha Blackburn in her tough U.S. Senate race, as well as hold a rally for his supporters.

44. Finch endorses Blackburn in Tennessee Senate bid -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn's former GOP opponent for Senate has endorsed her, a change from February when he left the race and urged Republican Sen. Bob Corker to reconsider retiring from the seat that Blackburn is seeking.

45. Bredesen aims for Senate win by edging away from party -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Phil Bredesen is a Democrat. But he'd rather you not mention that. "I need to make clear to everybody my independence from all of the national Democratic stuff," said Bredesen, the former two-term governor of Tennessee who is now running for the U.S. Senate.

46. Pence: Bredesen would make Senate Dem center of resistance -

KNOXVILLE (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence on Friday told a crowd of conservatives in Tennessee that a win by Democrat Phil Bredesen would help the U.S. Senate become the center of the Democratic resistance.

47. Bredesen says Kavanaugh accuser 'credible' -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Democratic Senate candidate Phil Bredesen said that the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault "has a very credible story." But he said the Judiciary Committee should consider proceeding with a vote if she does not testify under oath.

48. Bredesen ad touts gun rights support as NRA backs Blackburn -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Democratic Senate candidate Phil Bredesen went clay shooting in a TV ad released after the National Rifle Association endorsed his Republican opponent, Marsha Blackburn.

49. Bredesen says Kavanaugh accuser 'credible' -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Democratic Senate candidate Phil Bredesen said that the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault "has a very credible story." But he said the Judiciary Committee should consider proceeding with a vote if she does not testify under oath.

50. Pence, Blackburn to attend conservative conference -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence will be one of the top guests at a conference for conservative leaders in Tennessee.

51. Blackburn: Kavanaugh accusations are a 'delay tactic' -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn says sexual misconduct accusations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh from high school are a "delay tactic," saying his female accuser should testify under oath and a committee vote shouldn't be delayed.

52. Bredesen jabs at Blackburn, unnerves some with Trump talk -

MEMPHIS (AP) — U.S. Senate candidate Phil Bredesen took some soft jabs at Republican opponent Marsha Blackburn on Thursday for refusing to debate him in Memphis, Tennessee, while also unnerving some supporters when he said he could back policies made by President Donald Trump — as long as they help the state.

53. Come fly with Phil, Marsha on gilded wings -

Early in his U.S. Senate campaign, former Gov. Phil Bredesen shied away from talking about his opponent, Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, preferring to focus instead on ideas.

But a new TV ad paid for by Majority Forward, a Democrat-leaning group, dubs her as “Air Blackburn” for taking all sorts of junkets and voting herself pay raises over 10 years in Congress.

54. Bredesen 'embarrassed' by Kavanaugh hearings -

LEBANON (AP) — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Phil Bredesen says he's "embarrassed by the circus" in the confirmation hearings for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee — and he's pointing at both Democrats and Republicans.

55. Bredesen, Blackburn tout plans to curb debt -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Two rivals in Tennessee's open U.S. Senate race are touting plans to curb the $21 trillion-plus national debt, with Democrat Phil Bredesen saying his idea could balance the budget within six years.

56. Pence to headline fundraiser for Blackburn's US Senate bid -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence will headline another Tennessee fundraiser for Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn in her Senate bid.

57. Senate bid: Bredesen tax break; Blackburn undisclosed credit -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Phil Bredesen has written his city a six-figure check and removed his properties from a state program that provided him $520,600 in property tax breaks since 2011 for producing hay, The Tennessean reports.

58. Legislators work all the angles for leadership posts -

With apologies to Robert Zimmerman, “the times they are a-changing.” Unlike Bob Dylan’s 1964 song of rebellion, Capitol Hill isn’t turning into a hotbed of liberals, although someday the first could be last. In fact, it could turn more conservative this fall before things take a different direction.

59. Blackburn names Jim Haslam II, Smith campaign finance chairs -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Republican Marsha Blackburn has named Pilot Corporation founder Jim Haslam II and construction company leader Steve Smith as her Senate campaign's finance chairmen.

60. Bredesen TV spot: Group's attack ad 'full of flat-out lies' -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Phil Bredesen is running a TV commercial that says an attack ad against him by the Koch network is "full of flat-out lies."

In a new TV and digital ad Thursday, the former governor also addresses his opponent, Republican Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn, saying she has been "in Washington 16 years now and frankly this ad shows it."

61. Koch-backed group lobs $2M attack ad buy against Bredesen -

NASHVILLE (AP) — The Koch network has launched a $2 million TV and digital advertising attack against Democrat Phil Bredesen in Tennessee's U.S. Senate race.

Americans for Prosperity-Tennessee announced the ad Wednesday. The group supports Bredesen's opponent, Republican Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn.

62. 1st debate set for Sept. 25 in US Senate race in Tennessee -

NASHVILLE (AP) — The first U.S. Senate debate between Democratic ex-Gov. Phil Bredesen and Republican Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn is set for Sept. 25.

Blackburn's campaign announced Monday she'll join the Cumberland University debate in Lebanon, the first invitation it has accepted as part of its general election debates. Hosts include The Tennessean, the League of Women Voters of Tennessee, WTVF-TV and WNPT-TV.

63. Bredesen proposes 4 debates in US Senate race in Tennessee -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Democrat Phil Bredesen is proposing four debates before the November election for U.S. Senate against Republican Marsha Blackburn, whose campaign says she's still finalizing her debate schedule but looks forward to debating Bredesen.

64. Blackburn touts Trump endorsement in US Senate race ad -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn is keeping President Donald Trump at the center of her Senate campaign in her second TV ad.

In the new digital and statewide TV commercial, Blackburn's campaign is replaying footage of a Nashville rally in May when Trump boosted her candidacy. The ad touts Trump's endorsement and Blackburn's commitments to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall, repeal the Affordable Care Act and keep tax cuts permanent.

65. Mixed success for candidates favoring Trump in Tennessee -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Basking in the afterglow of an emphatic Republican primary victory in her Senate bid, U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn proclaimed it a win for the agenda of President Donald Trump, a statement from Tennessee voters that they want to give him their full support.

66. Stage set for races for 3 open US House seats in Tennessee -

MEMPHIS (AP) — The stage is set for spirited races for three open U.S. House seats in Tennessee.

Voters on Thursday chose Republican and Democratic candidates in House districts where longtime GOP Congressman John Duncan Jr. retired and fellow Republicans Marsha Blackburn and Diane Black moved on to seek other political jobs. The races for all nine House seats in Tennessee will be decided in the Nov. 6 general election.

67. History at stake in Tennessee clash for US Senate -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Former Tennessee Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen and Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn are on a collision course to claim their own slices of history in a critical U.S. Senate race.

68. Haslam touting Blackburn for US Senate -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam is touting Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn's candidacy for U.S. Senate, saying the race is about who voters want to control the Senate.

69. Rough governor's race highlights Tennessee primary election -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Four candidates who have spent tens of millions of dollars of their own wealth fighting over who is more devoted to President Donald Trump face off Thursday in the Republican primary for Tennessee governor.

70. Rough governor's race highlights Tennessee primary election -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Four candidates who have spent tens of millions of dollars of their own wealth fighting over who is more devoted to President Donald Trump face off Thursday in the Republican primary for Tennessee governor.

71. Trump tariffs put GOP on defense in Tennessee's Senate race -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Marsha Blackburn is supposed to do well among Tennessee's hog farmers and whiskey makers.

Yet the Republican Senate candidate is struggling to explain President Donald Trump's nascent trade war to her state's local business community. Jack Daniel's whiskey and Jimmy Tosh's hog farm are among those warning that Trump's trade policies — and the Republican candidates who support them — are hurting the very people who backed the Republican president in the first place.

72. Trump tariffs put GOP on defense in Tennessee's Senate race -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Marsha Blackburn is supposed to do well among Tennessee's hog farmers and whiskey makers.

Yet the Republican Senate candidate is struggling to explain President Donald Trump's nascent trade war to her state's local business community. Jack Daniel's whiskey and Jimmy Tosh's hog farm are among those warning that Trump's trade policies — and the Republican candidates who support them — are hurting the very people who backed the Republican president in the first place.

73. Bredesen: Pence tweet 'name-calling' -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Phil Bredesen has said Vice President Mike Pence was "name-calling" in a tweet against him, and wondered if Pence can't think of something better to say than calling him liberal.

74. What statewide candidates have to say about education -

Gov. Haslam and the General Assembly have invested in education during the last eight years. Has that been a good investment and should it continue? What do the candidates propose for the next four to eight years?

75. Tennessee senators, hopefuls oppose Trump remarks on Russia -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee's Republican senators and two Senate candidates are speaking out against President Donald Trump's refusal to condemn Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election.

Sen. Bob Corker said Trump's comments Monday made the U.S. "look like a pushover."

76. Bredesen, Blackburn raise millions in Senate race -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn narrowly outraised Democratic former Gov. Phil Bredesen last quarter and maintains a 2-to-1 cash advantage against him in the open U.S. Senate contest in Tennessee, according to totals released by the campaigns.

77. What statewide candidates have to say about rural Tennessee? -

Like most of America, Tennessee’s metropolitan areas have prospered during the last eight years, while the rural areas have lagged in almost every measure. The state has 19 of its 95 counties classified as “distressed.” What can and should we do to give every Tennessean a chance to succeed?

78. Blackburn backs Supreme Court pick; Bredesen awaits hearings -

NASHVILLE (AP) — In Tennessee's U.S. Senate race, Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn is backing President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee and Democratic ex-Gov. Phil Bredesen is holding judgment until after confirmation hearings.

79. In Tennessee, Trump's tariffs become a political issue -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Jimmy Tosh's sprawling hog farm in rural Tennessee is an unlikely battleground in the fight for control of the U.S. Senate.

Yet his 15,000 acres (6,000 hectares) two hours west of Nashville showcase the practical risks of President Donald Trump's trade policies and the political threat to red-state Republican Senate candidates such as Tennessee's Marsha Blackburn.

80. What statewide candidates say about opioids, public safety -

The spread of opioid abuse claimed more than 1,600 lives in Tennessee in 2016, and it is getting worse. Methamphetamine abuse, while not getting the headlines, has increased. Gun violence and murder is increasing. What proposals do our candidates have to help Tennesseans address these public safety issues?

81. Blackburn to Trump administration: Reconsider broad tariffs -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn says President Donald Trump's administration should reconsider broad tariffs to avoid unintended negative consequences on Tennessee's economy and workers, her toughest stance on tariffs yet.

82. What do statewide candidates say about infrastructure investment? -

Is investment in public infrastructure important? And should Tennessee have more dedicated revenue sources to pay for construction and maintenance of infrastructure across the state, or is the existing tax structure – primarily the state tax on fuel, and wheel taxes – sufficient to pay for what Tennessee needs to sustain and grow its economy?

83. Blackburn looks to Supreme Court vacancy to boost Senate bid -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn's Senate campaign is quickly trying to capitalize on Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement.

84. Bredesen to push for TVA to help expand broadband access -

CLARKSVILLE (AP) — U.S. Senate candidate Phil Bredesen said Tuesday he would push to get the Tennessee Valley Authority to help expand broadband internet access to rural areas if elected.

Bredesen is a Democrat and a former Tennessee governor. He is seeking to replace Sen. Bob Corker, a two-term Republican who is not seeking re-election.

85. Bredesen: Trump's tariffs are 'pure presidential politics' -

MEMPHIS (AP) — U.S. Senate candidate Phil Bredesen said Monday that tariffs on steel and aluminum being imposed by President Donald Trump's administration are "pure presidential politics" but will hurt key Tennessee industries such as agriculture and auto production.

86. Corker, Alexander oppose Trump plan to sell TVA assets -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Senators from Tennessee are opposing part of President Donald Trump's reorganization plan that revisits possibly selling the transmission assets of the nation's largest public utility.

87. What statewide candidates say about health care - According to Think Tennessee’s State of Our State dashboard, the state ranks near the bottom in the number of adults with heart disease, obesity and diabetes. It also ranks near the bottom of all states for the health of senior citizens, infant mortality and number of adults who smoke, and at the absolute bottom in childhood obesity. Tennesseans are, on the whole, not healthy. What can and should our next political leaders do about it?

88. Blue wave? State Democrats more likely up a creek -

Tennessee Democrats are hoping a “blue wave” will wash across the Volunteer State this fall and help them regain a number of seats lost over the last decade. Republicans are banking on red voters to crush any wave by capitalizing on the popularity of President Donald Trump when November arrives.

89. Blackburn blames liberals in separations -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee's leading U.S. Senate candidates are decrying the separation of immigrant families at the border, with Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn blaming liberals.

Blackburn said her "heart breaks for the families" but liberals wouldn't pay to enforce immigration laws or build suitable facilities for asylum seekers. She says rulings by liberal judges mean children can't be kept with their families when it comes to border security enforcement. She's calling for securing U.S. borders.

90. Top Middle Tennessee residential sales for May 2018 -

Top residential real estate sales, May 2018, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

91. Blackburn’s scattershot hits surprise targets -

Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn is doubling down against Democratic opponent Phil Bredesen in the race for an open U.S. Senate seat, hammering him as a liberal in the vein of Obama, Clinton, Schumer and Pelosi.

92. More women than ever run for Senate, but hurdles remain -

PHOENIX (AP) — Women running for office are due to hit another threshold with a record number of candidates for the U.S. Senate, but actually winning those seats and changing the face of the chamber are a different matter.

93. Streets closing ahead of Trump visit -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Streets will be closing in anticipation of a visit by President Donald Trump.

Trump will be in Nashville today for a 7 p.m. rally and will headline a fundraiser earlier in the day for Rep. Marsha Blackburn's U.S. Senate bid.

94. Trump to campaign in Nashville today to thwart Dems' US Senate bid -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Diving into the midterm elections, President Donald Trump is seeking to build a stable of Republicans who will help promote his agenda and serve as a check on Democrats aiming to win majorities in Congress.

95. Trump to rally in Tennessee, where crucial Senate race looms -

NASHVILLE (AP) — President Donald Trump is turning his attention to Tennessee, where he will raise money and rally supporters Tuesday in a crucial race for control of the U.S. Senate.

Trump hopes to boost Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn in the open contest to replace GOP Sen. Bob Corker, who is retiring.

96. Corker says he won't campaign against Bredesen -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Outgoing Republican Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee is sticking by his decision not to campaign against the Democrat seeking to fill his seat.

Corker says he considers the Democrat, former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen, a "friend." Corker backs Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn but says he won't oppose Bredesen.

97. Trump backs Marsha Blackburn in Tennessee GOP US Senate bid -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has endorsed Marsha Blackburn in the Republican primary for a U.S. Senate seat from Tennessee.

Trump tweeted Thursday that the sitting congresswoman is a "wonderful woman who has always been there when we have needed her." Trump said she's great on his key issues of the military, border security and crime and "loves and works hard for the people of Tennessee."

98. Corker donates to Republican running to succeed him -

NASHVILLE (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bob Corker says he is donating money to another Tennessee Republican's campaign to succeed him.

News outlets report Corker tweeted his support Monday for U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn after the Tennessee Republican Party ended the primary over the weekend. Seven Senate candidates and one gubernatorial candidate were removed from the August ballot for lacking voting credentials to justify running as Republicans.

99. Democrats need viable candidates to catch blue wave -

Republicans called it the “kickoff” to what they hope will be a great election season. Democrats are downplaying a lopsided loss in the 14th Senate District special election, saying it won’t represent results later this year in President Donald Trump’s midterm.

100. Gov. Haslam joins chorus of concerns over Trump tariffs -

NASHVILLE(AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam is joining several other Tennessee officials voicing concerns over President Donald Trump's tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.

The Republican governor told reporters Tuesday he's concerned about additional costs to manufacturers, particularly the state's car industry. He said that a trade war wouldn't be good for Tennessee, a manufacturing state.