United States House of Representatives elections in Tennessee, 2014

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United States House of Representatives elections in Tennessee, 2014
Tennessee
2012 ←
November 4, 2014 (2014-11-04) → 2016

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 73,212 83.71%
Republican Daniel J. Hartley 7,582 8.67%
Republican John Paul Rader 6,663 7.62%
Totals 87,457 100%

District 2[edit]

Republican Primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John J. Duncan, Jr. 50,532 60.46%
Republican Jason Zachary 33,054 39.54%
Totals 83,586 100%

Democratic Primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bob Scott 12,715 100%

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 46,556 50.80%
Republican Weston Wamp 45,082 49.19%
Republican Harry Lane (Write-in) 2 0.01%
Totals 91,640 100%

Democratic primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mary M. Headrick 23,646 100%

District 4[edit]

Republican Scott DesJarlais has represented Tennessee's 4th congressional district since 2011. He was 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 7 primary, DesJarlais seemed 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 challenged 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 also announced he would 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
Right Way Marketing* June 5–6, 2014 1,337  ? 44.72% 20.42% 5.24% 29.62%
  • * Internal poll for Scott DesJarlais campaign

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Scott DesJarlais 34,793 44.89%
Republican Jim Tracy 34,755 44.84%
Republican John Anderson 4,592 5.92%
Republican Steve Lane 1,483 1.91%
Republican David R. Tate 938 1.21%
Republican Michael S. Warden 659 0.85%
Republican Oluyomi "Fapas" Faparusi, Sr. 284 0.37%
Totals 77,504 100%

Democratic primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lenda Sherrell 22,859 100%

District 5[edit]

Republican primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bob Ries 11,415 37.82%
Republican Chris Carter 9,004 29.83%
Republican John "Big John" Smith 5,330 17.66%
Republican Ronnie Holden 4,434 14.69%
Totals 30,183 100%

Democratic primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Cooper 40,831 100%

District 6[edit]

Republican primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Diane Black 67,907 76.67%
Republican Jerry Lowery 20,664 23.33%
Totals 88,571 100%

Democratic primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Amos Scott Powers 22,347 100%

District 7[edit]

Republican primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Marsha Blackburn 64,984 84.19%
Republican Jacob Brimm 12,202 15.81%
Totals 77,186 100%

Democratic primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Daniel Cramer 20,266 81.01%
Democratic Credo Comlan Amouzouvik 4,751 18.99%
Totals 25,017 100%

District 8[edit]

Republican primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Stephen Lee Fincher 68,472 79.04%
Republican Dana Matheny 11,823 13.65%
Republican John Mills 6,339 7.32%
Republican Nicholas Pegues (Write-in) 1 0.00%
Totals 86,635 100%

Democratic primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Wes Bradley 9,400 34.73%
Democratic Rickey Hobson 9,014 33.30%
Democratic Tom Reasons 5,547 20.49%
Democratic Lawrence A. Pivnick 3,105 11.47%
Totals 27,066 100%

District 9[edit]

Republican primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charlotte Bergmann 18,579 100%

Democratic primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Steve Cohen 45,423 66.18%
Democratic Ricky E. Wilkins 22,336 32.54%
Democratic Isaac Richmond 876 1.28%
Totals 68,635 100%

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 Official Election Results". Tennessee Secretary of State. Retrieved September 15, 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, 2013. 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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