Election 2022

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Taylor win in Shelby County keeps Senate District 31 red

BY: - November 9, 2022

Republican Brent Taylor overwhelmingly defeated Democrat Ruby Powell-Dennis for the State Senate District 31 seat and will now replace Sen. Brian Kelsey, who did not seek reelection and is pleading guilty to campaign finance charges. On Tuesday night, Taylor defeated Powell-Dennis with a 32% lead, which he attributed in part to the redistricting of District […]

Republican Elaine Davis, left, defeated Democrat Greg Kaplan in the race to replace departing House District 18 Rep. Eddie Mannis. (Elaine Davis photo: Elaine Davis for State Representative; Kaplan photo: ElectKaplan.com)

Knoxville Republican Davis wins House race marked by allegations of antisemitism

BY: - November 9, 2022

In the Knoxville  House District 18 race to replace departing Rep. Eddie Mannis, Republican Elaine Davis defeated Democrat Greg Kaplan to keep the seat red.  Davis received 10,905 votes or 54.10%. Kaplan received 9,253 votes or 45.90%. “I’m looking forward to serving the 18th District in Nashville,” Davis said. “We reached out to the voters, […]

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 18: The U.S Capitol Building is prepared for the inaugural ceremonies for President-elect Joe Biden as American flags are placed in the ground on the National Mall on January 18, 2021 in Washington, DC. The approximately 191,500 U.S. flags will cover part of the National Mall and will represent the American people who are unable to travel to Washington, DC for the inauguration. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

U.S. Senate control too close to call as multiple states grapple with tight vote counts

BY: , and - November 9, 2022

WASHINGTON —  Control of the U.S. Senate remained unclear early Wednesday as races in a handful of swing states in the midterm elections were still too close to call, and it appeared it might be days — or even weeks — before a final result was known. But Democrats flipped the open Pennsylvania Senate seat, […]

No GOP ‘wave,’ but Republicans could still gain control of U.S. House

BY: , and - November 9, 2022

WASHINGTON — Republicans fell short of their greatest ambitions for major gains in the U.S. House, with control of the chamber still in doubt early Wednesday.  Republicans are still likely to narrowly win control of the U.S. House, based on expert projections. But of 20 races rated by elections forecaster Inside Elections as true toss-ups, […]

Rep. Gloria Johnson, D-Knoxville, won a third consecutive term in the Tennessee House of Representatives despite a redistricting process that moved her into a new district.(Photo: John Partipilo)

Gloria Johnson, target of GOP ire, wins reelection in new district

BY: - November 9, 2022

Democratic Rep. Gloria Johnson, a perpetual target of GOP ire, has defeated Republican David “Pozy” Poczobut to win Tennessee House District 90. “We ran an extremely positive campaign about the things we wanted to do. And they ran an extremely negative campaign,”  Johnson told The Lookout by phone, saying Poczobut’s campaign focused on tearing her […]

Backed by his children, U.S. Rep. Mark Green thanks the crowd at Nashville's Millennium Maxwell House for electing him to a third term in Congress. (Photo: Nick Fantasia)

Green eases past Kelly in 7th Congressional District race

BY: - November 9, 2022

Despite the addition of a large section of Davidson County to the 7th District, Republican U.S. Rep. Mark Green sailed to a third term Tuesday over Democratic challenger Odessa Kelly. By 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Green, an Ashland City Republican and former state senator, won 108,236 votes, 60%, to Kelly’s 68,871, 38.5% in a race that […]

Former Maury County mayor Andy Ogles celebrates with his family at Puckett's Grocery in Columbia after he was declared the winner in the race for U.S. House District 5. (Photo: John Partipilo)

Ogles rolls past Campbell in revamped 5th Congressional District

BY: and - November 8, 2022

Fresh from a bruising Republican primary, former Maury County Mayor Andy Ogles cruised to victory Tuesday over Democratic state Sen. Heidi Campbell in the newly-drawn 5th Congressional District. The win for Ogles means for the first time in modern history, Davidson County will not have a Democratic congressman. The shift comes after the GOP-controlled Legislature […]

Democrat Caleb Hemmer with his wife and children celebrating his win in Tennessee House District 59 on Nov. 8, 2022. (Photo: Dulce Torres Guzman)

In Nashville, Democrat Hemmer takes redrawn House District 59

BY: - November 8, 2022

At Sal’s Family Pizza of Brentwood, Caleb Hemmer celebrated winning the race for State House District 59 with 52% of the vote and will now succeed outgoing state Rep. Jason Potts, a Nashville Democrat who opted not to run for a third term. “The voters chose me and I’m ready to head down to the […]

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Election Day 2022: Tennessee coverage

BY: - November 8, 2022

The Tennessee Lookout will bring you live coverage through Election Day 2022 of the gubernatorial race, the campaign for the new 5th Congressional District between Democratic Sen. Heidi Campbell and Republican Andy Ogles, plus the contest in the 7th Congressional District as Republican U.S. Rep. Mark Green faces opposition from Democrat Odessa Kelly. We’ll also […]

Andrew Towle prayed for strength to be given to Gov. Bill Lee on Nov. 7, 2022. (Photo: John Partipilo)

Gov. Bill Lee wraps up low-key campaign for second term

BY: - November 7, 2022

Winding up his four-day “Tennessee Works” campaign swing across the state, Gov. Bill Lee addressed a hometown crowd in Franklin on Monday night, saying Tennessee under his leadership sets an example for states across the country.  Lee was joined by a lineup of Tennessee Republican officials, including U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn, State Senate Majority Leader […]

A security guard opens the doors to the Dallas Seymour, 25, waits on line for the polls to open to cast her vote at the Downtown Nashville Public Library polling location. November 3, 2020. 6:47am. (Photo: Ray Di Pietro)

Provisional ballots won’t count unless election is contested

BY: - November 7, 2022

Davidson County’s election foul-up affected 438 voters who were given the wrong ballots in early voting, and an estimated 500 more in split precincts could be asked to vote corrected ballots on Election Day, Davidson County’s chief election official says. Problems aren’t limited to Nashville either. As Davidson County ran into misassigned ballots toward the […]

Conspiracy theorists urge voting as late as possible on Election Day to ‘stop the steal’

BY: - November 7, 2022

A close ally of Republican Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano has a plan that she claims will help win him the election and prevent voter fraud: She wants voters to cast their ballots “as late in the day as possible” on Election Day.  Conspiracy theorist Toni Shuppe, who has ties to QAnon and who is […]