Tennessee Republican primary, 2008

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Tennessee Republican primary, 2008
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February 5, 2008 (2008-02-05)
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Candidate Mike Huckabee John McCain Mitt Romney
Party Republican Republican Republican
Home state Arkansas Arizona Massachusetts
Delegate count 25 19 8
Popular vote 190,904 176,091 130,632
Percentage 34.37% 31.84% 23.62%

The 2008 Tennessee Republican primary took place on February 5, 2008 (Super Tuesday), with 52 national delegates.[1] Mike Huckabee narrowly defeated John McCain to win the largest share of Tennessee's delegates to the 2008 Republican National Convention. Both McCain and the third-place candidate Mitt Romney received delegates along with Huckabee.

At of 10:15 PM ET on February 5, the Associated Press reported that with 44% of precincts reporting Huckabee and McCain were tied with about one-third of the vote each.[2] Earlier, with 31% of precincts in, McCain had 34% support, Huckabee 31%, Romney 23% and Paul 6% support.[3]

The City Paper reported that voter turnout could beat the state's record of 830,000 in 1988 when Al Gore was on the presidential ballot for the first time.[3]

AP exit polls showed that Huckabee did well with born-again Christians and conservatives.[2]

Results[edit]

100% of precincts reporting[4][5]
Candidate Votes Percentage Delegates
Mike Huckabee 190,904 34.37% 25
John McCain 176,091 31.84% 19
Mitt Romney 130,632 23.62% 8
Ron Paul 31,026 5.61% 0
Fred Thompson* 16,263 2.94% 0
Rudy Giuliani* 5,159 0.93% 0
Alan Keyes 978 0.18% 0
Duncan Hunter* 738 0.13% 0
Tom Tancredo* 194 0.03% 0
Uncommitted 1,830 0.33% 0
Total 553,005 100% 52

* Candidate dropped out of the race before the primary

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tennessee Republican Delegation 2008". The Green Papers. Retrieved 2008-01-28. 
  2. ^ a b "Clinton wins Tennessee, GOP race too close to call". Associated Press. February 8, 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-05. 
  3. ^ a b "Clinton, McCain lead in Tennessee". UPI. February 8, 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-05. 
  4. ^ "Republican Primary Presidential Preference". 
  5. ^ "RESULTS: Tennessee". CNN. 2008-02-05. Retrieved 2008-02-05.