Politics

by Steve Peoples and Will Weissert — LOS ANGELES — New York billionaire Mike Bloomberg suspended his presidential campaign and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren was reassessing her candidacy Wednesday as the winnowing process in the Democrats’ 2020 nomination fight lurched forward after a consequential Super Tuesday. Bloomberg quit the race...
In a race with 13 names on the ballot and several hundred votes cast for write-ins, former Memphis City Councilman Joe Brown emerged as the winner of the Democratic Party nomination for General Sessions Court Clerk. Brown, who was term-limited and not eligible for reelection to the council, drew 20,602...
by Johathan Matisse — NASHVILLE — Deadly overnight tornadoes delayed the start of Super Tuesday presidential primary voting in Nashville and another Tennessee county, spurring elections officials to redirect voters from some polling places to alternate locations. Some polling sites in Nashville’s Davidson County and Wilson County were moved, and...
With voters in Tennessee and 13 other states preparing to head to the polls for Super Tuesday (March 3), a Sunday afternoon “meet and greet” with Jill Biden rallied hundreds of Joe Biden supporters to post signs and knock on doors. Loflin’s Yard in Downtown Memphis was the setting. The presidential...
Michael Bloomberg said he “gets” the African-American community, vowing to pursue an agenda that highlights his commitment to “right the wrongs of racial inequalities,” if elected President of the United States. In Memphis last Friday for a rally at Minglewood Hall in Midtown, the billionaire businessmen and philanthropist spoke with...
Early voting for the presidential primary election has concluded in Shelby County and now Tennessee voters are preparing for Super Tuesday on March 3. It is called Super Tuesday because it is when the greatest number of states hold presidential primary elections and caucuses. Those events determine how many delegates...
The last day for voters to cast early ballots in the March 3 presidential primary in Tennessee is today (Feb. 25). Early voting began Feb. 12 and ran Mondays through Saturdays. Several Democratic presidential contenders have visited Tennessee. Nearly a quarter of primary delegates are up for grabs in the March...
NASHVILLE — Tennessee would be the first state in the nation to hold a presidential primary, freeing it from having to compete for attention on Super Tuesday, under a new bill. Democratic state lawmakers touted the need for the change on Tuesday, arguing that the Volunteer State has a more...
Early voting now is underway through Feb. 25 for the March 3 Presidential Preference Primary and the Shelby County Primary Election. Election officials predict about 30 percent of the county’s 563,370 registered voters will have cast their ballots by the end of early voting period. Linda Phillips, administrator of elections, said...
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By SARA BURNETT, Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A meeting with nearly 80 black pastors in Detroit. A speech before a black Democratic organization in Montgomery. A rally at a historically black university. A tour of Martin Luther King Jr.'s church. An early voting kickoff at an African American...