The State Houses – What’s At Stake in 2010

Thirty-nine states will be electing a governor during the 2009-2010 election cycle. Of these, eighteen races will not include an incumbent and four incumbents who will be running were not elected to their current position. The recession and huge budget deficits threaten to undercut the power of incumbency for governors running for reelection.

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Tennessee Gubernatorial Headlines 2010 Archives

GOP lawmakers resolve to run things their way (Tennessee Report, 12/30/10)
Midstate shouldn’t lose clout under Haslam (The Tennessean, 12/30/10)
GOP legislators predict new life in 2011 for dead bills from 2010 (Tennessee Report, 12/29/10)
Opinion: Haslam administration to face pressing charges (The Daily News Journal, 12/29/10)
TN hospitals may ask extension of fee to avoid TennCare cuts (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 12/29/10)
Political predictions: Could Haslam have higher aspirations? (Knoxville News Sentinel, 12/28/10)
Comptroller: State budget audit running late again (Tennessee Report, 12/27/10)
Deadly flooding selected as TN’s top 2010 news story (Kingsport Times News, 12/24/10)
Uncertainty about final revenue estimates in TN (Bloomberg Businessweek, 12/16/10)
Bredesen pushes for orderly transition to Haslam (The Tennessean, 12/14/10)
Bredesen’s Sayonara: The governor prepares to say his goodbyes (Memphis Flyer, 12/14/10)
Bredesen ponders future as term winds down (Memphis Daily News, 12/13/10)
Haslam picks former Bridgestone Americas CEO as finance chief (The Tennessean, 12/12/10)
Haslam’s hiring sends a message (The Tennessean, 12/10/10)
Editorial: Haslam picks a unity builder (Commercial Appeal, 12/10/10)
Bredesen, Haslam working together toward state budget (Commercial Appeal, 12/ 9/10)
Editorial: Haslam hits right notes with first hires (Knoxville News Sentinel, 12/8/10)
Bredesen rejects call for special session to grant state workers year-end bonuses (Nashville City Paper, 12/8/10)
Budget beginnings: Haslam team focusing in on fiscal matters (Tennessee Report, 12/7/10)
Gears are turning on Haslam’s first budget (Nashville Public Radio, 12/7/10)
DC briefings impress Haslam (The Tennessean, 12/3/10)
Commentary: Haslam can improve TN education (Commercial Appeal, 12/3/10)
TN revenues increase, but GOP wants cuts (The Tennessean, 12/3/10)
GOP group seeks party registration for primaries (The Tennessean, 12/3/10)

Lawmakers looking to Haslam for leadership out of unemployment doldrums (Tennessee Report, 12/3/10)
GOP panel weighs party registration plan (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 12/3/10)
Haslam among govs urging greater flexibility for states (Knoxville News Sentinel, 12/2/10)
Some GOP leaders want closed primaries (WSMV-TV, 12/1/10)

TN again asked to join lawsuit against health care law (The Tennessean, 11/25/10)
GOP leader says jobs take legislative priority over guns (Nashville Public Radio, 11/22/10)
Capitol renovation makes Haslam’s office unclear (The Tennessean, 11/21/10)
AP Analysis: Command eludes TN GOP conservatives (The Examiner, 11/21/10)
McWherter trolls for Memphis urban vote (Commercial Appeal, 10/20/10)
Haslam says he would sign bill to allow carrying guns without a permit (Commercial Appeal, 10/19/10)
McWherter: Haslam ‘an inept manager’ (Knoxville News Sentinel, 10/19/10)
Governor opponents differ on aid for family planning (Commercial Appeal, 10/19/10)
McWherter: Companies suffer under Haslam’s leadership (Tennessee Report, 10/18/10)
Haslam says he tried to save company he chaired from bankruptcy (Knoxville News Sentinel, 10/17/10)
Public vs. private business: Candidates vow that interests won’t conflict with duties (Knoxville News Sentinel, 10/17/10)
Tennessee poised to turn red, but not from shame (Knoxville News Sentinel, 10/15/10)
Get ready, here I come, McWherter says (Tri-State Defender, 10/14/10)
Haslam vows to shrink government (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 10/14/10)
McWherter’s curious answers about how his bank used TARP funds (Knoxville News Sentinel, 10/13/10)
RGA pours money into Tennessee races (Knoxville News Sentinel, 10/13/10)
McWherter, Haslam invested in bailout banks (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 10/13/10)
Since July, Haslam has outspent McWherter 7-to-1 (WBIR, 10/13/10)
Haslam piling on with his own money (Southern Political Report, 10/12/10)
Haslam opens wallet further; McWherter unsure (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 10/12/10)
Haslam shaped stock portfolio for governor run (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 10/11/10)
Haslam opposes TN toll roads (Bloomberg Businessweek, 10/7/10)
Will Haslam lead a GOP tide that drowns down-ballot Democrats? (Metro Pulse, 10/6/10)
NRA: No endorsement in TN gov race (Wall Street Journal, 10/6/10)
McWherter to raise profile but experts say ads may be too late (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 10/4/10)
McWherter hopes ad blitz helps him gain ground (Jackson Sun, 10/3/10)
NFIB endorses Haslam (The Tennessean, 9/29/10)
Guber hopefuls support mass transit but no more state funding until revenue improves (Commercial Appeal, 9/29/10)
McWherter proposes extending tax credits to TN small businesses (The Tennessean, 9/28/10)
McWherter says campaign ‘right where I want to be right now’ (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 9/28/10)
McWherter derides Haslam’s jobs strategy (Commercial Appeal, 9/27/10)
Haslam business ties scrutinized (Knoxville News Sentinel, 9/27/10)
Haslam cites diverse support (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 9/24/10)
Former Bredesen staffers supporting Haslam’s bid (Knoxville News Sentinel, 9/24/10)
McWherter hits Haslam on foreign investor in Pilot Oil (Bloomberg Businessweek, 9/21/10)
McWherter says Haslam’s company has Iranian connection (The Tennessean, 9/21/10)
Haslam. Islam, A-Bomb. Think about it (Nashville Scene, 9/20/10)
Haslam’s early life shaped by mother’s death (WMCTV, 9/18/10)
McWherter calls for income disclosure (Knoxville News Sentinel, 9/18/10)
In debate, Haslam scored best point asking a question (Knoxville News Sentinel, 9/17/10)
Bredesen calls from more budget cuts (Knoxville News Sentinel, 9/17/10)
Knoxville columnists give differing takes on first debate (The Tennessean, 9/17/10)
Opinion: Flip a coin when deciding gov vote (Knoxville News Sentinel, 9/17/10)
What Haslam is hearing from business leaders (Memphis Daily News, 9/16/10)
Tennessee to cut budget by $45M to $160M (The Tennessean, 9/16/10)
Guber candidates spar over Pilot (Bloomberg Businessweek, 9/15/10)
McWherter, Haslam trade jabs, but questioners left undecided (Nashville Public Radio, 9/15/10)
In debate, McWherter tars Haslam as uncaring technocrat (Nashville Scene, 9/14/10)
Haslam outlines his top priorities for TN, including education, jobs, budget (The Tennessean, 9/14/10)
Haslam outlines five key areas of his platform for governor (Commercial Appeal, 9/13/10)
Bill Clinton pumps up TN Dems, McWherter at Nashville rally (The Tennessean, 9/10/10)
Let’s change the subject, Clinton tells TN Democrats (Nashville Scene, 9/10/10)
Clinton touts McWherter for governor (Commercial Appeal, 9/10/10)
Bill Frist to host Nashville fundraiser for Haslam (The Tennessean, 9/7/10)
Haslam, McWherter go after gun owners’ support (The Tennessean, 9/5/10)
Haslam seeks to heal rifts with conservatives (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 9/5/10)
Haslam-McWherter: On the record (WRCB, 9/1/10)
McWherter tells W. TN Dems he will focus on early voting (Memphis Flyer, 8/27/10)
Haslam talks W. TN development (Jackson Sun, 8/24/10)
Ramsey now raising cash for Haslam (Knoxville News Sentinel, 8/22/10)
Darrell Waltrip endorses Haslam (The Tennessean, 8/18/10)
McWherter talks business during Memphis campaign stop (Memphis Daily News, 8/17/10)
Both Haslam and McWherter will be courting Memphis voters (Memphis Commercial Appeal, 8/17/10)
GOP eyes clean sweep this November (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 8/16/10)
Next governor will find budget cuts, tax breaks in motion (Knoxville News Sentinel, 8/16/10)
National political groups plan to spend $1 million on TN campaigns (Knoxville News Sentinel, 8/15/10)
Haslam begins TV general campaign with full-minute ad (National Journal, 8/15/10)
Bredesen counters Haslam’s budget claim (Knoxville News Sentinel, 8/14/10)
Haslam ad praises McWherter’s father, Bredesen (WAAY-TV, 8/14/10)
Haslam ad points to ‘great leaders’ (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 8/14/10)
McWherter shows the flag in Memphis (Memphis Flyer, 8/13/10)
Governor’s Race: The Battle of the Fortunate Sons (Knoxville News Sentinel, 8/13/10)
McWherter eyes West Tennessee (MyFoxMemphis, 8/12/10)
Haslam won everywhere (Nashville Metro Pulse, 8/11/10)
McWherter says Haslam’s ducking debates (The Tennessean, 8/11/10)
McWherter trails Haslam by 25 points in new poll (Nashville Scene, 8/10/10)
McWherter starts new TV ad (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 8/10/10)
GOP moderate prevails over conservatives yet again (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 8/9/10)
Haslam team draws on Corker experience (Knoxville News Sentinel, 8/8/10)
Fierce primary battles over, GOP tries to come together for the fall (The Tennessean, 8/8/10)
Former foes praise Haslam at GOP rally (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 8/8/10)
Democrats plan to pound Black, Haslam on business ties (The Tennessean, 8/8/10)
TN Tea Party founder not supporting Haslam (WTVF-Nashville, 8/6/10)
Haslam’s romp sets up race vs. McWherter (The Tennessean, 8/6/10)
TN GOP primary: Haslam win fits Election 2010 trends (Christian Science Monitor, 8/6/10)
In TN, Haslam will face McWherter in gov race (Washington Post, 8/6/10)
McWherter kicks off fall campaign (Nashville Scene, 8/5/10)
Zach Wamp’s grudging concession (Nashville Scene, 8/5/10)
Haslam wins GOP nod in TN primary (Politico, 8/5/10)
Editorial: Early voting encouraging but not enough (Knoxville News Sentinel, 8/4/10)
Mike McWherter emerges from the GOP shadows (Memphis Flyer, 8/3/10)
Ramsey contends race still close (Nashville Public Radio, 8/3/10)
Half million Tennesseans set record for early voting in a primary (The Tennessean, 8/3/10)
GOP governor hopefuls have differing campaign styles (The Tennessean, 8/1/10)
GOP guber circus gets national attention (Knoxville News Sentinel, 8/1/10)
Opinion: Tennesseans aren’t going to support Ramsey’s fringe views (Commercial Appeal, 8/1/10)
Ramsey hopeful tea party activists can give campaign a boost (Bristol News, 8/1/10)
JULY 2010
On campaign trail, Wamp attacks Haslam over wealth, taxes (Commercial Appeal, 7/31/10)
Wamp alleges mailer uses ‘Middle East imagery’ (WAAY-TV, 7/31/10)
Haslam outspends opponents on television (Knoxville News Sentinel, 7/31/10)
Haslam, Wamp make campaign appearances in Shelby County (Commercial Appeal, 7/30/10)
Haslam gives campaign $1 million (Knoxville News Sentinel, 7/30/10)
AZ immigration ruling won’t deter TN lawmakers (The Tennessean, 7/29/10)
McWherter accuses Haslam of lying about the state income tax (Nashville Scene, 7/29/10)
Union chief criticizes Wamp jobless remark (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 7/29/10)
Once Haslam buys the governor’s office, what’s he going to do with it? (Nashville Scene, 7/29/10)
Editorial: Open primaries serve voters (Commercial Appeal, 7/29/10)
Editorial: Focus on the economy, not immigration (Knoxville News Sentinel, 7/28/10)
Ramsey ‘cult’ comment worries Muslim group (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 7/28/10)
Ramsey’s remarks on Islam raise uproar (USA Today, 7/28/10)
Haslam promises no income tax if he’s governor (The Tennessean, 7/28/10)
Haslam stalls, leaves the high road; Wamp’s attacks are benefiting Ramsey (Nashville Metro Pulse, 7/28/10)
Ramsey hits the big time by saying freedom of religion may not count for Muslims (Nashville Scene, 7/27/10)
McWherter hits the airwaves with first general election ad (Commercial Appeal, 7/27/10)
Wamp suggests Haslam could raise taxes (Knoxville News Sentinel, 7/27/10)
Minuteman founder endorses Wamp (The Tennessean, 7/26/10)
Ramsey not sure what ‘Muslim’ is (Memphis Flyer, 7/26/10)
Haslam: ‘Wamp not ready to be governor’ (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 7/26/10)
When secession talk is in the air, the nation has lost its bearings (Atlanta Journal Constitution, 7/26/10)
Haslam tops GOP rivals, McWherter by double digits (The Tennessean, 7/25/10)
Economy and jobs top issue for TN voters (Knoxville News Sentinel, 7/25/10)
Haslam has big lead in GOP guber race (Commercial Appeal, 7/25/10)
Wamp talks of secession (Washington Post, 7/24/10)
Wamp says he poured heart into campaigning in Memphis (Commercial Appeal, 7/24/10)
Haslam makes hay with pledge to support farmers (Commercial Appeal, 7/24/10)
Wamp denies support for secession from union (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 7/23/10)
Wamp compares Halsam TV expendtirures to Gulf oil spill (Memphis Flyer, 7/23/10)
Wamp says states may have to consider secession over health care law (National Journal, 7/23/10)
Next TN gov will face schools in crisis (WBIR, 7/23/10)
Haslam attacks Wamp in new ad (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 7/22/10)
Editorial: All guber hopefuls scapegoating immigrants (Memphis Flyer, 7/22/10)
Ramsey ad attacks both Wamp & Haslam (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 7/22/10)
Ramsey attacks GOP rivals in new TV ad (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 7/21/10)
Special interests pour cash into guber race (The Tennessean, 7/21/10)
TN Firearms Association backs Ramsey (Knoxville News Sentinel, 7/20/10)
Haslam uninterested in debating Wamp again (Tennessee Report, 7/19/10)
Guber hopefuls blitz Memphis area as early voting begins (Commercial Appeal, 7/18/10)
McWherter on the attack (Tennessee Report, 7/17/10)
Wamp wants  more debates (Tennessee Report, 7/17/10)
Haslam: ‘Wamp trivializing campaign with personal attacks (Tennessee Report, 7/17/10)
Early voting underway (The Tennessean, 7/16/10)
Biden talks to TN Democrats (Memphis Commercial Appeal, 7/16/10)
GOP hardliners nip at Haslam’s heals, McWherter plays possum (Nashville Scene, 7/15/10)
On the trail with Ron Ramsey (WBIR, 7/15/10)
GOP campaign ads focus on immigration (WBIR, 7/15/10)
Romney endorses Haslam (The Tennessean, 7/15/10)
Bill Halsam – a serious man (Nashville Scene, 7/15/10)
GOP guber ads focus on illegal immigration (WBIR, 7/14/10)
Haslam gives his campaign $400K (Memphis Daily News, 7/14/10)
What can Wamp do to catch front-running Haslam? (Nashville Metro Pulse, 7/14/10)
Radio debate: Wamp, Ramsey tag-team on absent Haslam (Knoxville News Sentinel, 7/13/10)
McWherter raised over $300K in 2nd quarter; has over $15M in bank (Knoxville News Sentinel, 7/12/10)
Endorsement: Sentinel backs Haslam in GOP primary (Knoxville News Sentinel, 7/11/10)
Wamp labels Haslam gun mailers as “phony” (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 7/10/10)
Haslam leads by double digits in new poll (Nashville Scene, 7/8/10)
Latest campaign ad promotes Haslam’s ‘likability’ (Nashville Metro Pulse, 7/7/10)
Ramsey questions Haslam’s conservative credentials (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 7/7/10)
State GOP violated campaign finance laws, feds say (The Tennessean, 7/7/10)
Video: Wamp talks about his plans for TN (Memphis Flyer, 7/2/10)
Profile: Haslam seeks bigger stage of Nashville (Knoxville News Sentinel, 7/2/10)
Haslam has raised over $8.7 million for guber run (The Chattanoogan, 7/1/10)
Where the guber hopefuls stand on immigration (WBIR, 7/1/10)
Wamp plays celebrity card in newest ad (The Tennessean, 7/1/10)
JUNE 2010
Ramsey says he’s sticking with anti-fed message (Kingsport Times News, 6/30/10)
Bredesen says he doesn’t think immigration bill was necessary (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 6/30/10)
Haslam, Ramsey claim Tea Party support (Knoxville News Sentinel, 6/29/10)
Haslam flashes his Tea Party creds (The Tennessean, 6/29/1)
Wamp’s temper on full display on campaign trail (Nashville City Paper, 6/27/10)
Profile: A day on the campaign trail with Bill Haslam (Knoxville News Sentinel, 6/27/10)
Strong turnout for GOP fundraising dinner shows party’s confidence (The Tennessean, 6/26/10)
Another bad news cycle for TN Dems (Knoxville News Sentinel, 6/25/10)
With TN Democrats in distress, once proud Jacksonian party could have loss of lifetime (Nashville Scene, 6/24/10)
Bredesen endorses McWherter for gov (The Chattanoogan, 6/23/10)
Wamp says Haslam should explain Pilot’s history of price gouging (WBIR, 6/22/10)
Candidates balance public duties and campaigning (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 6/21/10)
Tennesseans outline what they want from next gov. (The Tennessean, 6/20/10)
Business connections help Haslam steer Knoxville (The Tennessean, 6/20/10)
Election campaigns heating up (The Tennessean, 6/19/10)
Wamp presses issue of gambling, says Haslam puts Pilot bottom line before  all else (Knoxville News Sentinel, 6/18/10)
Conventional wisdom emerges that next gov will be Republican (Knoxville News Sentinel, 6/18/10)
At education forum, McWherter questions Race to the Top and gets applause from unions (Knoxville News Sentinel, 6/18/10)
Poll shows McWherter losing to all Republicans (WPLN, 6/18/10)
Wamp lets his loony flag fly on campaign trail (Nashville Scene, 6/17/10)
Wamp misses vote to repeal healthcare mandate (The Tennessean, 6/17/10)
Haslam raises $8 million for gov race (The Tennessean, 6/16/10)
Wamp is MIA when House GOP tries to recommit healthcare legislation (Nashville Scene, 6/15/10)
All four guber hopefuls vow to fight health care costs if elected (, 6/15/10)
Don’t be fooled – TN’s next gov will be elected in GOP primary (The Tennessean, 6/15/10)
Wamp decries reach of federal govt (Kingsport Times News, 6/15/10)
Guber hopefuls share views on issues (Knoxville News Sentinel, 6/13/10)
Bredesen will fundraise for McWherter (, 6/12/10)
McWherter hits back at Haslam over immigration (Knoxville News Sentinel, 6/11/10)
Bredesen praises Ramsey for stepping up on budget (WPLN, 6/10/10)
TN GOP blasts McWherter on immigration (Daily News Journal, 6/10/10)
Ned McWherter on campaign stump for son (Kingsport Times News, 6/10/10)
Haslam’s poll shows he leads Ramsey, Wamp (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 6/10/10)
Haslam touting internal poll showing him with 13-pt lead over Wamp (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 6/9/10)
Wamp sees both Middle and West TN as battlegrounds (, 6/9/10)
Conservative blogger accuses Wamp of shaking down contractors (Nashville Scene, 6/8/10)
GOP candidates open to making AG an elected office (WPLN, 6/7/10)
Wamp continues challenging Haslam to disclose finances (WBIR, 6/5/10)
McWherter criticizes Ramsey’s leadership in the Senate (Nashville Scene, 6/4/10)
McWherter begins “Mike Works Tour” on construction site (The Tennessean, 6/3/10)
Ramsey decries Valley Corridor as “dog and pony show” (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 6/3/10)
Deal breaks state budget impasse (The Tennessean, 6/3/10)
Wamp defends ties to PR firm (Knoxville News Sentinel, 6/2/10)
Ramsey: TVC doesn’t pass “smell test” (Knoxville News Sentinel, 6/2/10)
Ramsey says budget agreement still leaves sticking points (Nashville Public Radio, 6/2/10)
Wamp goes after Haslam on casinos (WVLT, 6/1/10)
Wamp weaves tangled web (Nashville City Paper, 6/1/10)
Wamp goes off on uncooperative media (Nashville Scene, 6/1/10)
MAY 2010
Wamp says he would oppose legalized gambling (The Chattanoogan, 5/31/10)
Anti-Washington fervor may bite Wamp (The Tennessean, 5/30/10)
Commentary: It’s all about Wamp (Knoxville News Sentinel, 5/30/10)
Ramsey leads Senate to cut off budget talks (The Tennessean, 5/28/10)
Haslam promises regional development plan (Kingsport Times-News, 5/28/10)
Road to governorship ran through Gatlinburg (Knoxville News Sentinel, 5/28/10)
Haslam tells audience top priorities are jobs, budget, education (Kingsport Times-News, 5/28/10)
Wamp denounces “sissy wannabe” governors (Nashville Scene, 5/26/10)
GOP candidates tout conservative positions in debate (Memphis Commercial Appeal, 5/26/10)
GOP hopefuls hold steady at guber forum (Memphis Flyer, 5/26/10)
Haslam explains theater deal (Nashville Scene, 5/25/10)
McWherter hits Haslam on TN subsidies for Pilot Oil (Bloomberg Businessweek, 5/25/10)
Wamp attacks Haslam’s ethics over revitalization project (Nashville Scene, 5/25/10)
Wamp accuses Haslam of “serious breach of ethics” (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 5/25/10)
Tea Party aftermath – do GOP hopefuls condone hate-mongering? (Nashville Scene, 5/24/10)
GOP candidates differ on aid to MED (Memphis Daily News, 5/24/10)
Wamp pledge to Med triggers outrage (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 5/24/10)
Guber debate closes TN Tea Party convention (WBIR, 5/23/10)
McWherter’s proud he’s not political (Knoxville News, 5/22/10)
Wamp stirs crowds with revival language (, 5/21/10)
Wamp picking up endorsements from major conservative groups (Knoxville News, 5/21/10)
Wamp becomes first guber hopeful to sign Memphis Med pledge (Memphis Flyer, 5/19/10)
Bredesen vetoes “guns in bars” bill (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 5/19/10)
Wamp says Haslam’s refusal to disclose disqualifies him from governor’s office (The Chattanoogan, 5/19/10)
Dems call Ramsey’s plan to use federal windfall to balance budget hypocritical (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 5/18/10)
Ramsey’s “boot” misses the fix for health fund (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 5/17/10)
Ramsey hopes extension of enhanced Medicaid funds doesn’t pass Congress (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 5/17/10)
Former GOP rivals catch on to Gibbons’ anti-crime ideas (Memphis Daily News, 5/17/10)
Ramsey snipes at Williams over budget (Nashville Scene, 5/17/10)
Haslam, Wamp return to Memphis (Memphis Flyer, 5/15/10)
Ramsey still vows to give “the boot,” but not to flood aid (Kingsport Times News, 5/15/10)
Waiting for a GOP foe, McWherter stresses need for jobs (MyFoxMemphis, 5/13/10)
Wamp shares plans for TN (Jackson Sun, 5/13/10)
Opinion: Ramsey’s promises are ridiculous, out of touch (The Tennessean, 5/13/10)
McWherter works to get message out while GOP battles (Memphis Commercial Appeal, 5/13/10)
McWherter: GOP fiscally irresponsible (Memphis News Blog, 5/12/10)
GOP House Speaker criticizes Senate GOP’s budget proposal (Memphis Commercial Appeal, 5/12/10)
Ramsey’s “boot” ad may be poorly timed (The Daily News Journal, 5/12/10)
Congressional delegation asks for more federal disaster aid (Nashville Scene, 5/11/10)
McWherter on son: “If he listens to me, he can win” (Knoxville News, 5/9/10)
McWherter driving as lone Democrat (, 5/8/10)
Rep. Duncan endorses Haslam (The Chattanoogan, 5/8/10)
Haslam looks for Shelby County support (Memphis Commercial Appeal, 5/7/10)
McWherter steps up campaign efforts (Memphis Daily News, 5/7/10)
Haslam woos Memphis, but ditches county medical center (Memphis Flyer, 5/6/10)
Ramsey hoping to present a GOP budget plan “soon” (Bloomberg Businessweek, 5/6/10)
With legislative session about to end, Ramsey to hit fundraising trail (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 5/6/10)
“Guns in Bars” bill heads to Bredesen’s desk (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 5/5/10)
Opinion: Ramsey ad uses racist, neo-Nazi slogan (Out & About, 5/3/10)
TN firefighters remind voters of Wamp’s broken promise (BusinessWire, 5/3/10)
APRIL 2010
Wamp challenges opponents to release tax returns (The Tennessean, 4/30/10)
McWherter, Ramsey focus on Bredesen (Tennessee Report, 4/30/10)
Gibbons plies ex-rivals on crime views (Memphis Daily News, 4/30/10)
McWherter attacks rivals as “career politicians” (WPLN – Nashville Public Radio, 4/30/10)
Bredesen to Ramsey: Why wait to cut depts? (WPLN – Nashville Public Radio, 4/28/10)
Ramsey pays courtesy call on ex-rival Gibbbons (Memphis Daily News, 4/28/10)
New Ramsey ad proposes slashing 7 agencies (Clarksville Leaf Chronicle, 4/28/10)
Bredesen, Senate GOP point fingers of blame over delayed budget process (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 4/27/10)
Haslam: state budget must be whittled in small places (Memphis Daily News, 4/26/10)
Haslam campaign accused of push-polling by Wamp and Ramsey (, 4/24/10)
Wamp demands Haslam stop unethical push-polling (The Chattanoogan, 4/23/10)
VIDEO: Wamp up with first TV ad (The Tennessean, 4/22/10)
Gibbons aides join Wamp campaign (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 4/21/10)
Bredesen tells Ramsey to act like a leader (Nashville Scene, 4/20/10)
Haslam brings tax talk to town (Memphis Daily News, 4/19/10)
McWherter name only carries so far (The Tennessean, 4/18/10)
Democrats could try to sabotage GOP primary, but won’t (The Tennessean, 4/18/10)
Police, fire unions disappointed in Wamp (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 4/17/10)
Bredesen warns state workers of pay cut if legislature doesn’t lift tax cap on big ticket items (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 4/16/10)
VIDEO: In latest ad, Haslam touts management ability (Nashville Scene, 4/16/10)
GOP candidates woo women voters (Tennessee Report, 4/15/10)
Ramsey’s first ad hits the airwaves – promises to give feds “the boot” (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 4/14/10)
Wamp pushes “Memphis Matters” slogan (Memphis Daily News, 4/14/10)
McWherter’s inability to raise funds – another indicator 2010 is big GOP year in TN? (Nashville Scene, 4/14/10)
Haslam: state needs “top-to-bottom” review (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 4/14/10)
McWherter lags GOP in fundraising (WAAY-TV, 4/13/10)
Haslam leads pack in money raised, spent (The Tennessean, 4/13/10)
TN Senate votes to urge AG to join health care lawsuit (Business Week, 4/13/10)
Wamp talks crime prevention with Gibbons (Tennessee Report, 4/12/10)
Debate sparks over TN’s role in health care (Memphis Daily News, 4/12/10)
Wamp on Stupak donation, C Street rent – nothing improper (Knoxville News, 4/10/10)
Zach Wamp – living large on C Street (Nashville Scene, 4/9/10)
Wamp plans Memphis tour with Gibbons (The Chattanoogan, 4/9/10)
Ramsey pushes health care lawsuit (The Tennessean, 4/8/10)
McWherter already working on getting ahead for November (Memphis Daily News, 4/7/10)
Ramsey may hire outside lawyer to challenge health care law (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 4/7/10)
Haslam tells GOP he’s up for the challenges facing next governor (Greeneville Sun, 4/6/10)
Wamp scoffs at McWherter’s tax break vow (Tennessee Report, 4/6/10)
Wamp moves into 2nd place in fund chase (Knoxville News Sentinel, 4/5/10)
McWherter vows to focus on jobs if elected governor (Kingsport Times News, 4/5/10)
Haslam’s contributions double Wamp’s (Knoxville News Sentinel, 4/5/10)
Playing fast and loose with truth, Haslam risks losing media’s trust (Nashville Scene, 4/5/10)
Wamp moves past $3.1M mark in contributions (The Chattanoogan, 4/5/10)
By avoiding a primary fight, Dem McWherter may increase November chances (Knoxville News Sentinel, 4/4/10)
In Memphis, GOP voters need introductions to remaining candidates (Memphis Commercial Appeal, 4/4/10)
Ramsey takes advantage of health care angst (The Tennessean, 4/4/10)
An ethics cloud for Wamp? (Nashville Scene, 4/1/10)
McWherter’s money may make a difference (, 4/1/10)
McWherter targets jobs, Haslam’s ads (Tennessee Report, 4/1/10)
GOP official: Dems in trouble in guber race (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 4/1/10)
MARCH 2010
McMillan ends Dem bid – leaving only McWherter (Politico, 3/31/10)
Haslam launches new TV ads (The Tennessean, 3/31/10)
Video: Haslam’s new TV ad (The Tennessean, 3/31/10)
McWherter gives $1M to his own campaign (WSMV, 3/30/10)
What’s the matter with McWherter? He sounds like a real Democrat (Nashville Scene, 3/30/10)
Bill to lessen power of political parties dies in committee (Knoxville News Sentinel, 3/29/10)
Ramsey makes campaign official (Tennessee Report, 3/29/10)
Analysis: Haslam is likely to be biggest beneficiary of Gibbons exit (Knoxville News Sentinel, 3/27/10)
Gibbons’ exit leaves 3 E.Tenn GOPers vying for Western vote (Knoxville News Sentinel, 3/27/10)
Gibbons ends campaign, citing cash shortage (Memphis Flyer, 3/26/10)
Gibbons drops out of GOP race (WREG, 3/26/10)
GOP has early edge in gubernatorial race (Politics Daily, 3/25/10)
Memphis Mayor endorses McWherter (Memphis Commercial Appeal, 3/25/10)
Guber candidates agree housing issues need attention (Tennessee Report, 3/25/10)
Ramsey joins Tea Party protests over health care (Nashville Public Radio, 3/24/10)
McMillan defends income tax vote, challenged by McWherter’s high name ID (Tennessee Report, 3/23/10)
TN officials considering lawsuit over health care reform (The Tennessean, 3/23/10)
Candidates agree on transit rail – would be nice but too expensive (Nashville Public Radio, 3/23/10)
Lt. Gov benefits from coal contributions (NewsChannel5, 3/23/10)
Ramsey ramps up attacks in TN gov race (Memphis Daily News, 3/23/10)
Gov candidates weigh in on costs of health care overhaul (WBIR TV, 3/22/10)
Wamp works to explain his wild youth (The Tennessean, 3/21/10)
Gibbons’ shot at Haslam hurts his own campaign (Knoxville News, 3/21/10)
GOP scramble for votes in West Tennessee (Memphis Commercial Appeal, 3/21/10)
Opinion: Often, voters value values over wealth (The Tennessean, 3/20/10)
Why Bill Gibbons thinks he can still win (Memphis Flyer, 3/18/10)
Haslam defends job claims made in campaign ad (Knoxville Metro Pulse, 3/18/10)
Gibbons seeks local support (Memphis Daily News, 3/18/10)
Candidates campaign in Memphis area (Memphis Daily News, 3/17/10)
Wamp promises to keep fighting health care reform as gov (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 3/17/10)
Why Ramsey thinks Haslam is dead wrong (Memphis Flyer, 3/17/10)
Dem boss says election fallout could be extreme (Tennessee Report, 3/17/10)
On campaign trail, McMillan, Wamp express confidence (Memphis Flyer, 3/16/10)
Gibbons proposes lottery (Knoxville News Sentinel, 3/15/10)
Candidate consensus – all would continue Bredesen’s economic program (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 3/15/10)
Guber candidates would continue Bredesen’s economic plan (The Tennessean, 3/14/10)
Are Democrats surrendering Tennessee? (Memphis Flyer, 3/11/10)
McWherter is becoming the Dems’ best option by default (Nashville News, 3/11/10)
Ramsey defends overturned “guns in bars” law (Nashville Public Radio, 3/11/10)
At forum, Gibbons proposes using lottery money to pay for pre-K (The Tennessean, 3/11/10)
McMillan notes changes in Dem primary, claims momentum (Tennessee Ticket, 3/10/10)
Ramsey impressed with Cover Tennessee health program (Tennessee Report, 3/10/10)
Cammack endorses McMillan (Nashville Post, 3/9/10)
Proposed bill would make state income tax unconstitutional (Business Week, 3/9/10)
Ramsey thinks Wamp’s DC resume hurts him with base (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 3/8/10)
Gibbons files campaign papers (Memphis Commercial Appeal, 3/8/10)
Tea Party gets TN GOPers attention (The Tennessean, 3/7/10)
Haslam takes campaign door-to-door (MyFoxMemphis, 3/6/10)
Public not tuned into governor’s race (The Tennessean, 3/4/10)
Democrat criticizes Haslam over trust (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 3/4/10)
Haslam has lead over virtually unknown field (Knoxville News, 3/4/10)
McWherter would use blind trust if elected (The Tennessean, 3/4/10)
In McWherter/Haslam spat, Bredesen sides with Haslam (Nashville Scene, 3/3/10)
Wamp won’t resign to campaign (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 3/3/10)
McWherter to use blind trust if elected (Jackson Sun, 3/3/10)
Poll: 3 out of 4 don’t know who’s running for governor (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 3/3/10)
GOP candidates taking on environmental regs, red tape (Tennessee Report, 3/3/10)
Haslam says governor bid is his way to serve (Memphis Commercial Appeal, 3/3/10)
Agriculture takes center stage at forum (Nashville Public Radio, 3/2/10)
Haslam advocates “1,000″ cuts to balance budget (The Tennessean, 3/2/10)
Wamp’s fireside chat recollections ruffles feathers (The Tennessean, 2/28/10)
Kyle withdraws, citing hostility and fundraising (Knoxville News Sentinel, 2/27/10)
Kyle ends bid for governor (Politico, 2/26/10)
Ramsey draws criticism for publicly funded direct mail piece (Kingsport Times News, 2/26/10)
Budget fight looms, could keep candidates from campaign trail (Nashville Public Radio, 2/26/10)
Gubernatorial candidates weigh in on charter schools (Nashville Public Radio, 2/25/10)
Rival Republicans ramp up attacks on Haslam (Crossville Chronicle, 2/25/10)
Haslam defends TV ad’s claims (The Tennessean, 2/25/10)

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