Tennessee gubernatorial election, 2010

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Tennessee gubernatorial election, 2010
Tennessee
2006 ←
November 2, 2010
→ 2014

  Governor Bill Haslam crop.jpg Mike McWherter 2010 cropped.jpg
Nominee Bill Haslam Mike McWherter
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 1,041,545 529,851
Percentage 65.03% 33.08%

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Results by county

Governor before election

Phil Bredesen
Democratic

Elected Governor

Bill Haslam
Republican

Simultaneous Haslam and McWherter rallies before the Highlands Town Hall Debate

The 2010 Tennessee gubernatorial election took place on November 2, 2010. Democratic Governor Phil Bredesen was term-limited and unable to seek re-election. Knoxville mayor Bill Haslam, the Republican Party nominee, defeated Democratic Party nominee Mike McWherter.

Non-partisan organizations The Cook Political Report,[1] CQ Politics,[2] and The New York Times[3] rated the gubernatorial election as leaning Republican, while The Rothenberg Political Report rated it as "Republican favored,"[4] RealClearPolitics[5] and Sabato's Crystal Ball[6] as "Likely Republican," and Rasmussen Reports as "Solid Republican."[7]

Primary election[edit]

The primary election was held on August 5, 2010.[8]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Dates administered Bill Haslam Ron Ramsey Zach Wamp Undecided
Mason-Dixon July 19–21, 2010 36% 20% 25% 17%
WSMV TV Channel 4 July 8, 2010 32% 11% 21% 36%

Results[edit]

Republican primary results [16]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Haslam 341,229 47.3%
Republican Zach Wamp 210,332 29.2%
Republican Ron Ramsey 158,960 22.1%
Republican Joe Kirkpatrick 6,775 0.9%
Republican Basil Marceaux 3,508 0.5%
Totals 720,804 100%

Independents[edit]

  • Bayron Binkley, broker[17]
  • Brandon Dodds, optometrist[18]
  • Samuel David Duck, Independent Federalist[19] (withdrew from race and endorsed Brandon Dodds)[20]
  • David Gatchell
  • June Griffin
  • Toni Hall
  • Floyd Knois
  • Boyce McCall
  • J. David Maharrey, Tea Party
  • Linda Kay Perry
  • James Reesor, Tennessee author[21]
  • Thomas Smith II
  • Howard Switzer,[22] Architect[23] (Green Party nominee; listed on the ballot as an independent)
  • Carl Twofeathers Whitaker, Native American Indian Movement chief[24]

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Mike
McWherter
(D)
Bill
Haslam
(R)
Other Unde-
cided
MTSU (report) October 24, 2010 635 ± 4% 29% 51% 4% 6%
MTSU (report) October 14, 2010 635 ± 4% 19% 41.6% 4% 36%
Rasmussen Reports (report) October 9, 2010 500 ± 4.5% 31% 59% 3% 6%
Rasmussen Reports (report) September 7, 2010 500 ± 4.5% 31% 59% 2% 7%
Rasmussen Reports (report) August 9, 2010 500 ± 4.5% 31% 56% 3% 10%
Mason-Dixon (report) July 19–21, 2010 625 ± 5.0% 31% 49% 20%
WSMV-TV Channel 4 (report) July 8, 2010 603 ± 4.0% 34% 60% 6%
Rasmussen Reports (report) June 15, 2010 500 ± 4.5% 32% 50% 5% 14%
Rasmussen Reports (report) March 22, 2010 500 ± 4.5% 27% 45% 5% 23%

Results[edit]

Tennessee gubernatorial election, 2010[25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Bill Haslam 1,041,545 65.03% +35.83%
Democratic Mike McWherter 529,851 33.08% -35.24%
Independent Carl Twofeathers Whitaker 6,536 0.41%
Independent Brandon Dodds 4,728 0.29%
Independent Bayron Binkley 4,663 0.29%
Independent June Griffin 2,587 0.16%
Independent Linda Kay Perry 2,057 0.13%
Independent Howard M. Switzer 1,887 0.12%
Independent Samuel David Duck 1,755 0.11%
Independent Thomas Smith II 1,207 0.07%
Independent Toni K. Hall 993 0.06%
Independent David Gatchell 859 0.05%
Independent Boyce T. McCall 828 0.05%
Independent James Reesor 809 0.05%
Independent Mike Knois 600 0.03%
Independent Donald Ray McFolin 583 0.03%
Independent Write-Ins (3 candidates) 61 0.003%
Majority 511,694 32.21% -6.64%
Turnout 1,601,567
Republican gain from Democratic Swing

(Percentages rounded to nearest 1/100th, will not add up fully to 100%)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2010 governors race ratings". The Cook Political Report. August 12, 2010. Retrieved August 21, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Races for Governor in 2010". CQ Politics. Retrieved August 21, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Governor Race Ratings". The New York Times. Retrieved August 21, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Governor Ratings". The Rothenberg Political Report. July 1, 2010. Retrieved August 21, 2010. 
  5. ^ "2010 Governor Races". RealClearPolitics. Retrieved August 21, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Tennessee Governor 2010". Sabato's Crystal Ball. June 3, 2010. Retrieved August 21, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Election 2010: Gubernatorial Scorecard". Rasmussen Reports. August 21, 2010. Retrieved August 21, 2010. 
  8. ^ http://www.fvap.gov/resources/media/vaghandout3.pdf
  9. ^ DUNLAP, STANLEY (April 24, 2009). "Former governor's son makes bid for seat". The Jackson Sun. 
  10. ^ Sher, Andy (April 23, 2009). "Tennessee: McWherter says he’s running for governor". Chattanooga Times Free Press. 
  11. ^ "Phil Bredesen Story Page - USATODAY.com". Content.usatoday.com. 2010-08-17. Retrieved 2010-08-21. 
  12. ^ "Joe4Gov.com". Joe4Gov.com. Retrieved 2010-08-21. 
  13. ^ http://www.basilmarceaux.com/
  14. ^ "News Story". The Greeneville Sun. 2009-02-28. Retrieved 2010-08-21. 
  15. ^ Wilson, Matt (2009-01-05). "Rep. Wamp will run for governor of Tennessee". Chattanooga Times Free Press. Retrieved 2009-01-05. 
  16. ^ "The 2010 Results Maps". Politico.Com. Retrieved 2010-08-21. 
  17. ^ "Binkley4Gov Blog « Binkley for Governor 2010". Binkley4governor.com. 2010-02-20. Retrieved 2010-08-21. 
  18. ^ "Home". DoddsForGov. Retrieved 2010-08-21. 
  19. ^ Samuel David Duck (2010-08-17). "Samuel David Duck, Independent for Governor of Tennessee in 2010". Duck4gov.com. Retrieved 2010-08-21. 
  20. ^ Samuel David Duck (2010-10-03). "We can't let the UN and CFR take the governorship". duck4gov.com. Retrieved 2010-10-03. 
  21. ^ "index". Jamesreesor.com. 2002-09-15. Retrieved 2010-08-21. 
  22. ^ Ron Noonan says:. "Blog Archive » Green Party has candidate on ballot for Tennessee governor - America’s #1 Source for Green Party News & Views". Green Party Watch. Retrieved 2010-08-21. 
  23. ^ Verenigde Staten. "Gebruikersprofiel: Howard Switzer". Blogger. Retrieved 2010-08-21. 
  24. ^ "Elect Carl Whitaker for Tennessee Governor 2010, Carl Whitaker For Governor 2010, Tennessee's Governor Race for 2010, Tennesee Governor 2010, 2010 Governor's Race, Whitaker For Governor". Carlwhitakerforgov.com. 2010-08-09. Retrieved 2010-08-21. 
  25. ^ http://www.tn.gov/sos/election/results/2010-11/GovCounty.pdf

External links[edit]

Debates
Official campaign websites