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Election 2014

Coverage of the 2014 Midterm Election


Travis Loller, Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — With nearly all precincts reporting, support for all four constitutional amendments on the Tennessee ballot was outstripping opposition. The most hard-fought of all the amendments was also the closest, with about 54 percent of voters supporting a change to the Tennessee Constitution that would give lawmakers more …

Lenda Sherrell conceded defeat in her loss against Republican Scott DesJarlais for U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday night during her post-campaign celebration at Mayday Brewery in Murfreesboro. Sherrell, a Monteagle native, lost District Four to DeJarlais, who took 58 percent of the vote. “If this campaign has taught Washington anything tonight, it is that talking …

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A referendum on the Tennessee ballot for supermarket wine sales was outstripping opposition in early voting returns Tuesday night. Seventy-eight municipalities collected enough signatures to place the referendum on the ballot. Of those, voters in more than 60 communities were voting in favor of the referendum, according to early election returns. No …

Here are election results from around the state from the Associated Press: [iframe src=”http://cf.datawrapper.de/UN6v1/1/” width=”50%” height=”280″]

In the days leading up to today’s election, the Twitter feeds for #YesOn1 and #NoOn1 revealed how devisive the issue had become. The top 10 hasthags for yes were words such as abortion, life and women. The top 10 hashtags for no included her, rights and decisions. A look at the most tweeted terms by #YesOn1 …

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Republican incumbent Scott DesJarlais defeated Democrat newcomer Lenda Sherrell in Tuesday’s election, keeping the seat in GOP hands despite facing a series of personal scandals. In early returns, DesJarlais had won 59 percent of the vote Tuesday night. DesJarlais won the right to defend his 4th District seat after a victory …