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Races stack with candidates as qualifying ends

Races are nearly set for this year’s county general and state primary elections as qualifying for candidates ended last Thursday at noon.

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Is a bitter summer ahead?

Thank goodness for Yogi Berra. The late Major League Baseball great’s seemingly paradoxical statement, “It ain’t over ‘til it’s over,” is no paradox at all.

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Kay White, gubernatorial candidate, speaks at Lincoln Reagan Dinner.

Kay White, gubernatorial candidate, speaks at Lincoln Reagan Dinner.

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Sullivan County GOP Reagan Day Dinner

Five Tennessee Republican gubernatorial candidates vied for the hearts and souls of more than 500 Republicans at Thursday night’s Sullivan County Republican Party Reagan Day Dinne

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Emmert’s speech highlights GOP’s Lincoln-Reagan Dinner

In many ways it was a typical Hamblen County Republican Party Lincoln-Reagan Dinner. Political office holders and candidates were recognized.

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Candidates for governor to speak at sold-out dinner

All five Republican candidates for governor are expected to speak at the Upper Cumberland Reagan Day Dinner Thursday at Trinity Church in Algood.

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Gubernatorial candidates answer pressing questions

Tennessee governor race candidates answered several questions from around the state during the Tennessee Press Association gubernatorial forum on Thursday at the Nashville Public Library.

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GOP candidates gather in Madison County

All the Republican primary candidates for governor and U.S. Senate appeared at the annual Reagan Day Dinner fundraiser held by the Madison County Republican Party Friday night.

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Lesser-known Tennessee gubernatorial candidates hope to be voice for 'average folks'

In the hills of East Tennessee, Kay White’s name is familiar in political circles, even if it hasn’t been the one on campaign posters. She led Ted Cruz’s Tennessee campaign for president in 2016 and then she championed Donald Trump in East Tennessee. In 2014, she assisted in former state Rep. Joe Carr’s bid against U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander.

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Governor candidates face off in TPA forum

Five of those running for Tennessee's top office participated in a forum sponsored by the Tennessee Press Association Thursday morning.

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Tea party leader White supports Trump through controversies and bad poll numbers

As the East Tennessee Chairman for Donald Trump, White is clear with her reasons for going with the billionaire businessman over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

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Local Tea Party leader, Trump delegate to run for governor

It now appears Northeast Tennessee will have a gubernatorial candidate in the August 2018 primaries.

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Gubernatorial candidate Kay White portrays herself as ultimate outsider

After announcing her campaign for governor in July, Kay White has made a reputation for herself as an outsider, hardline conservative and fervent supporter of President Donald Trump.

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Republican gubernatorial candidates weigh in on Wellmont, Mountain States merger

If a proposed merger between Mountain States Health Alliance and Wellmont Health System is approved, it will fall to the next governor of Tennessee and his or her administration to regulate and police the public health commitments the systems have made.

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Hawkins native running for Governor of Tennessee

A Hawkins County native who is now a conservative Republican candidate for Governor of Tennessee was campaigning “full steam ahead” at the 25th annual Tomato Festival last weekend in Grainger County.

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