United States Senate election in Tennessee, 2014

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United States Senate election in Tennessee, 2014
Tennessee
2008 ←
November 4, 2014
→ 2020

 
Party Republican Democratic

Incumbent U.S. Senator

Lamar Alexander
Republican

The 2014 United States Senate election in Tennessee will take place on November 4, 2014 to elect a member of the United States Senate for the State of Tennessee. Incumbent Republican Senator Lamar Alexander is running for re-election to a third term in office.

Background[edit]

Alexander was re-elected with 65% of the vote in 2008. He will be 74 years old in 2014. Alexander stepped down from his leadership role as Republican Conference Chairman of the United States Senate in 2011, but announced that he would seek re-election to a third term.[1]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Withdrew[edit]

  • Danny Page, electrician (running as an Independent)[6][7]

Declined[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Lamar
Alexander
Joe
Carr
Brenda
Lenard
Danny
Page
Other Undecided
North Star Opinion Research* February 3–6, 2014 600 ± 4% 62% 17% 2% 1% 18%
MTSU January 23–26, 2014  ? ± ? 40% 7% 4% 49%
Public Policy Polling^ December 2–3, 2013 391 ± 5% 46% 40% 14%
North Star Opinion Research* August 19–22, 2013 600 ± 4% 64% 22% 14%
69% 16% 15%
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Lamar
Alexander
Conservative
challenger
Undecided
Triton Polling August 15–16, 2013 680 ± 3.7% 44.9% 49.5% 5.6%
  • * Internal poll for Lamar Alexander campaign

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

  • Terry Adams, attorney[21]
  • William Gordon Ball, attorney[22]
  • Larry Crim, CEO of Christian Counseling Centers of America, Inc.[23]
  • Gary Gene Davis, perennial candidate[2]

Withdrew[edit]

  • Jacob Maurer, high school educator and write-in candidate for the U.S. Senate in 2012[24][2]

Declined[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Independents and Third Parties[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

  • Tom Emerson, Jr. (Tea Party)[2]
  • Edmund Gauthier (Independent)[2]
  • Joshua James (Libertarian)[2]
  • Dea. Jones (Independent)[2]
  • Harrison Kelly (Independent)[2]
  • Danny Page (Independent), electrician[2][7]
  • Bartholomew Phillips (Independent)[2]
  • C. Salekin (Independent)[2]
  • Eric Schecter (Independent)[2]
  • Rick Tyler (Independent)[2]
  • Joe Wilmoth (Independent)[2]

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Lamar
Alexander
Terry
Adams
Undecided
Public Policy Polling ^ December 2–3, 2013 531 ± 4.3% 45% 32% 23%
  • ^ Internal poll for Terry Adams campaign

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alexander quitting leadership post in Senate". Politico. September 20, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s "Petitions Filed for Governor, United States Senate, and United States House of Representatives". Tennessee Secretary of State. Retrieved April 7, 2014. 
  3. ^ SCHELZIG, ERIK (August 20, 2013). "State Rep. Joe Carr announces Alexander challenge". The Miami Herald. Retrieved August 20, 2013. 
  4. ^ Veazey, Kyle (April 1, 2014). "George Flinn says he'll challenge Alexander in U.S. Senate primary". The Commercial Appeal. Retrieved April 3, 2014. 
  5. ^ Dugger III, A.J. (August 4, 2013). "Tea Party candidate challenges Alexander". The Murfreesboro Post. Retrieved August 20, 2013. 
  6. ^ Garrison, Joey (September 24, 2013). "Tea Party candidate says he’s been shut out of Beat Lamar process". The Tennessean. Retrieved October 7, 2013. 
  7. ^ a b Page, Danny (March 15, 2014). "A Declaration of Running as an Independent". Danny Page for Senate. Retrieved April 3, 2014. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f "Clamoring for a conservative to challenge Alexander". Chattanooga Times Free Press. May 26, 2013. Retrieved June 26, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett won't run for U.S. Senate". WATE-TV. October 9, 2013. Retrieved October 25, 2013. 
  10. ^ a b c Humphrey, Tom (July 14, 2013). "Political notebook: Ramsey, Campfield reject entreaties to oppose Sen. Alexander". Knoxville News Sentinel. Retrieved August 12, 2013. 
  11. ^ http://tnreport.com/2013/08/28/kane-staying-out-of-the-ring-leaving-alexander-to-other-challengers/
  12. ^ Garrison, Joey (September 3, 2013). "Kevin Kookogey backs out of tea party bid against Sen. Alexander". The Tennessean. Retrieved September 4, 2013. 
  13. ^ Sher, Andy (March 18, 2013). "Franklin businessman says he won’t challenge Sen. Alexander in 2014, will support him instead". Chattanooga Times Free Press. Retrieved August 20, 2013. 
  14. ^ a b c d e f g Harrison, James (March 8, 2013). "Sen. Lamar Alexander touts additional backers for 2014". Nooga.com. Retrieved December 6, 2013. 
  15. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Whitehouse, Ken (February 7, 2013). "Alexander campaign continues to lasso GOP leaders". NashvillePost.com. Retrieved December 6, 2013. 
  16. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Raju, Manu (December 1, 2012). "Lamar Alexander unveils heavyweight support". Politico. Retrieved December 6, 2013. 
  17. ^ Harrison, James (August 22, 2013). "Sen. Lamar Alexander boasts Mike Huckabee endorsement". Nooga.com. Retrieved December 6, 2013. 
  18. ^ "Rep. Joe Carr Lands Pair of Early Key Endorsements in US Senate Race". August 22, 2013. 
  19. ^ "Coalition Convention results: Joe Carr is in!". September 30, 2013. 
  20. ^ "Tea Party Nation endorses conservative challenger to Lamar Alexander". August 20, 2013. 
  21. ^ a b c d e f Sher, Andy (October 28, 2013). "Knoxville attorney Terry Adams enters 2014 race for the U.S. Senate from Tennessee". Chattanooga Times Free Press. Retrieved October 28, 2013. 
  22. ^ Humphrey, Tom (January 15, 2014). "Attorney Gordon Ball to seek Democratic nomination to U.S. Senate". KnoxBlogs. Retrieved February 26, 2014. 
  23. ^ Humphrey, Tom (January 31, 2013). "Larry Crim Files as Democratic Candidate for U.S. Senate". Knoxville News Sentinel. 
  24. ^ Garrison, Joey (August 12, 2013). "Jacob Maurer, not just Larry Crim, seeking ’14 Democratic nomination for U.S.Senate". The Tennessean. Retrieved October 28, 2013. 
  25. ^ "Bredesen won't challenge Alexander". Politico. December 3, 2012. 
  26. ^ "Judge Joe Brown, Ousted from his CBS Courtroom, Could Run for the Senate". Memphis Flyer. April 21, 2013. 
  27. ^ Zelinski, Andrea (July 22, 2013). "Rep. Fitzhugh passes on run for governor". Nashville City Paper. Retrieved July 24, 2013. 
  28. ^ Garrison, Joey (August 12, 2013). "A year out, TN Democrats' search for governor, Senate candidates turning cold". The Tennessean. Retrieved August 20, 2013. 
  29. ^ Ball, Gordon (March 20, 2014). "Pleased to announce that our campaign has been endorsed by Mayor AC Wharton of Memphis". Twitter. Retrieved April 2, 2014. 

External links[edit]

Official campaign websites