United States Senate election in Tennessee, 2000

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United States Senate election in Tennessee, 2000
Tennessee
1994 ←
November 7, 2000
→ 2006

  Bill Frist official photo.jpg
Nominee Bill Frist Jeff Clark
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 1,255,444 621,152
Percentage 65.1% 32.2%

U.S. Senator before election

Bill Frist
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Bill Frist
Republican

The 2000 United States Senate election in Tennessee took place on November 7, 2000. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Bill Frist won re-election to a second term.

Democratic primary[edit]

The Democratic primary was held August 3, 2000. In a field of five candidates, Jeff Clark, a professor at Middle Tennessee State University, edged out John Jay Hooker to win the nomination. [1][2]


Tennessee Democratic primary for United States Senate, 2000[2]
Candidate Votes % ±%
Jeff Clark 64,851 34%
John Jay Hooker 64,041 34%
Mary Taylor-Shelby 28,604 15%
Shannon Wood 25,372 13%
James Looney 6,354 3%
Write-ins 218 0%

Republican primary[edit]

  • Bill Frist, incumbent U.S. Senator, was unopposed in the Republican primary. He received 186,882 votes.[2]

General election[edit]

Tennessee United States Senate election, 2000[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Bill Frist (inc.) 1,255,444 65.1%
Democratic Jeff Clark 621,152 32.2%
Green Tom Burrell 25,815 1.3%
Independent Charles F. Johnson 10,004 0.5%
Independent Robert Watson 8,416 0.4%
Independent David Jarrod Ownby 4,388 0.2%
Independent Joel Kinstle 3,135 0.2%
Write-in 259 0.0%
Majority
Turnout
Republican hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=vRsfAAAAIBAJ&sjid=PaYEAAAAIBAJ&pg=3638,586145&dq=jeff+clark+tennessee&hl=en
  2. ^ a b c "On Politics: Tennessee U.S. Senate". Washington Post. 
  3. ^ http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2000/2000Stat.htm

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