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November 5, 2012
The 2012 campaign is about to come to an end. In just a few hours it will be election day.
Politicians and their supporters are making one final push, and that includes many candidates here in Tennessee.
The Bordeaux Library is one of 160 polling locations in Davidson County that will be open at 7 a.m. It's all about making sure voters show up, no matter who they're choosing."
Inside the Democratic Party's campaign office phone bank volunteers know every vote is important.
This is the last chance to reach out.
"To get people out to vote for President Obama and all our candidates down the ballot," says TN Democratic Party chairman Chip Forrester.
Even Democrats admit Tennessee will likely go to Mitt Romney on Tuesday.
"And those who are undecided, we want to talk to them about the importance of voting for the President, Jim Cooper, Phil North and all our other state house candidates in this election," says Chip Forrester.
Tennessee Republicans are calling in their leader to rally for votes.
The GOP gathered in South Nashville with candidates Ben Claybaker, Dawn White, and Charles Williamson.
Governor Haslam encourages all Tennesseans to cast their ballot.
"It's incredibly important, and these candidates deserve your vote. They've worked hard, and whether you like who they are or don't, you ought to go vote because people put too much into it, and the process matters," says Governor Bill Haslam.
Both parties are working hard to make sure their side is celebrating Tuesday night.
More than 1.4 million people have already voted early in Tennessee, but many more are expecting to show up on Tuesday. Polls are open from 7a-7p all across the state.
Davidson County election officials say all precinct workers have picked up their materials and will be ready when the polls open.
Remember to bring your photo ID with you when you go to vote.
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Monday, November 5 2012, 09:32 PM CST
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Two Tennessee appellate court judges have notified Gov. Bill Haslam that they will not run for another term on the bench in the August 2014 retention election.
Patricia J. Cottrell, a judge on the Court of Appeals, and Joseph M. Tipton, who sits on the Court of Criminal Appeals bench, will both leave after September of next year.
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Members of the soon-to-be-defunct Judicial Nominating Commission will make recommendations for replacements to give to Haslam before the panel expires. Haslam will appoint the replacements from those recommendations.
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