Election 2022

Tennessee State Capitol (Getty Images)

Registry of Election Finance declines to investigate Rep. Sherrell’s fire-hall checks

BY: - May 19, 2022

The Tennessee Registry of Election Finance claimed Wednesday it had been “weaponized” in the state House District 43 race and refused to investigate a complaint that Rep. Paul Sherrell wrote checks to volunteer fire halls and asked for cash back. “What we’re being asked here is to assume that Mr. Sherrell is a crook, bottom […]

Tennessee State Capitol. (Photo: Ray Di Pietro)

Battle over ethics reform bill rages as group calls for veto

BY: - May 18, 2022

More than two weeks after the legislative session’s end, lawmakers continue warding off the efforts of advocacy groups to kill increased reporting requirements for “dark money” campaign spending. Lt. Gov. Randy McNally this week characterized those who oppose the legislation as either “wildly misinformed or willfully obtuse.” And state Rep. Sam Whitson, a Franklin Republican […]

Judicial candidate Jim Todd waves to voters--from 100 feet away--on Tuesday morning in Nashville. (Photo: John Partipilo)

Primary election draws small voting numbers in Davidson County

BY: - May 3, 2022

Voters meandered in and out of Cathedral of Praise in north Nashville, many apprised on the issues facing Nashvillians on a local and federal level.  Few people had shown up to vote by noon, said Carmen Dixon, despite her efforts to encourage more young people to vote. She noted that a lot of people voted […]