United States House of Representatives elections in Tennessee, 2014

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United States House of Representatives elections in Tennessee, 2014
Tennessee
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All 9 Tennessee seats to the United States House of Representatives
 
Party Republican Democratic
Last election 7 2

The 2014 United States House of Representatives elections in Tennessee will be held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 to elect the nine U.S. Representatives from the state of Tennessee, one from each of the state's nine congressional districts. The elections will coincide with the elections of other federal and state offices, including a gubernatorial election and an election to the U.S. Senate.

The primary election for House seats was held on August 7, 2014.

District 1[edit]

Republican Primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Phil Roe 72,993 83.65%
Republican Daniel J. Hartley 7,555 8.66%
Republican John Paul Rader 6,709 7.69%
Totals 87,257 100%

District 2[edit]

Republican Primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John J. Duncan, Jr. 50,146 60.40%
Republican Jason Zachary 32,872 39.60%
Totals 83,018 100%

Democratic Primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bob Scott 12,567 100%

District 3[edit]

Republican Chuck Fleischmann has represented Tennessee's 3rd congressional district since 2011.

He is being challenged in the primary by businessman Weston Wamp, the son of Fleischmann's predecessor Zach Wamp, who came third in the primary in 2012.[2]

Republican primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Chuck Fleischmann 45,526 50.95%
Republican Weston Wamp 43,822 49.05%
Totals 89,348 100%

Democratic primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mary M. Headrick 22,917 100%

District 4[edit]

Republican Scott DesJarlais has represented Tennessee's 4th congressional district since 2011. He is considered one of the most vulnerable Congressmen after revelations emerged in October 2012 that he had prescribed drugs to a patient with whom he was having an affair and had pressured his former wife and former mistress to have several abortions. He was re-elected in 2012 with a reduced majority.[3] Despite these vulnerabilities, in the final days before the August 7th primary, DesJarlais seems to have a chance at holding onto his seat, according to GOP operatives who think voters have forgiven his poor behavior. [4]

State Senator Jim Tracy will challenge DesJarlais in the primary.[5] As of the end of June 2013, Tracy had raised nearly $750,000 (including over $300,000 in the second quarter of 2013) for his bid.[6] He raised an additional $150,000 in the fourth quarter and reported $840,000 cash-on-hand.[3] By contrast, at the end of September, DesJarlais reported $170,000 cash-on-hand.[3]

Murfreesboro resident and teacher Steve Lane announced that he would run against DesJarlais and seek the Republican nomination.[7]

Fayetteville Resident and Army veteran Michael Warden has also announced he will seek the Republican Party nomination.

State Representative Joe Carr sought the nomination, but withdrew to run against Lamar Alexander in the Senate race instead.[8] State Representative Kevin Brooks, former Bradley County Sheriff Tim Gobble; and Forrest Shoaf, a former executive at Cracker Barrel, may also seek the Republican nomination.[9][10][11]

Republican primary[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Scott
DesJarlais
Jim
Tracy
Other Undecided
Citizens for Ethics in Government June 5-6, 2014 1,337  ? 44.72% 20.42% 5.24% 29.62%

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Scott DesJarlais 34,787 44.89%
Republican Jim Tracy 34,752 44.85%
Republican John Anderson 4,590 5.92%
Republican Steve Lane 1,483 1.91%
Republican David R. Tate 937 1.21%
Republican Michael S. Warden 659 0.85%
Republican Oluyomi "Fapas" Faparusi, Sr. 284 0.37%
Totals 77,492 100%

Democratic primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lenda Sherrell 22,854 100%

District 5[edit]

Republican primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bob Ries 11,384 37.84%
Republican Chris Carter 8,975 29.83%
Republican John "Big John" Smith 5,306 17.64%
Republican Ronnie Holden 4,419 14.69%
Totals 30,084 100%

Democratic primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Cooper 40,652 100%

District 6[edit]

Republican primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Diane Black 67,882 76.66%
Republican Jerry Lowery 20,670 23.34%
Totals 88,552 100%

Democratic primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Amos Scott Powers 22,342 100%

District 7[edit]

Republican primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Marsha Blackburn 62,657 84.06%
Republican Jacob Brimm 11,884 15.94%
Totals 74,541 100%

Democratic primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Daniel Cramer 19,327 80.72%
Democratic Credo Comlan Amouzouvik 4,617 19.28%
Totals 23,944 100%

District 8[edit]

Republican primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Stephen Lee Fincher 68,465 79.04%
Republican Dana Matheny 11,819 13.64%
Republican John Mills 6,337 7.32%
Totals 86,621 100%

Democratic primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Wes Bradley 10,883 38.13%
Democratic Rickey Hobson 9,013 31.57%
Democratic Tom Reasons 5,545 19.42%
Democratic Lawrence A. Pivnick 3,105 10.88%
Totals 28,546 100%

District 9[edit]

Republican primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charlotte Bergmann 18,550 100%

Democratic primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Steve Cohen 45,366 66.18%
Democratic Ricky E. Wilkins 22,311 32.55%
Democratic Isaac Richmond 872 1.27%
Totals 68,549 100%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q "August 7, 2014 Unofficial Election Results". Tennessee Secretary of State. Retrieved August 8, 2014. 
  2. ^ Alex Isenstadt (January 13, 2014). "Weston Wamp to challenge Chuck Fleischman again". Politico. Retrieved March 31, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c Emily Cahn (January 27, 2014). "DesJarlais Primary Challenger Flush With Cash for 2014". Roll Call. Retrieved January 28, 2014. 
  4. ^ Cahn, Emily. "Scott DesJarlais’ Re-Election Hopes Rise, Despite Abortion Scandal". www.rollcall.com. Roll Call. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  5. ^ Sher, Andy (January 3, 2013). "Tracy kicks off campaign to take on DesJarlais". Chattanooga Times Free Press. Retrieved January 6, 2013. 
  6. ^ Trygstad, Kyle (July 10, 2013). "DesJarlais Challenger Posts Big Fundraising Haul #TN04". Roll Call. Retrieved July 11, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Murfreesboro TCAT Instructor Running Against Dejarlais". WGNS Radio. October 15, 02013. Retrieved October 22, 2013. 
  8. ^ http://www.boston.com/news/politics/2013/08/20/state-rep-joe-carr-announces-alexander-challenge/wH0BBzlRoA9fZM5QSiWnmL/story.html
  9. ^ Sher, Andy (November 27, 2012). "Kevin Brooks eyes 2014 GOP primary bid against Scott DesJarlais". Chattanooga Times Free Press. Retrieved January 6, 2013. 
  10. ^ Sher, Andy (December 20, 2012). "State Rep. Joe Carr exploring run against Scott DesJarlais". Chattanooga Times Free Press. Retrieved January 6, 2013. 
  11. ^ Sher, Andy (November 17, 2012). "Three may challenge DesJarlais". Chattanooga Times Free Press. Retrieved January 6, 2013. 

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