2020 United States Senate election in Tennessee

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2020 United States Senate election in Tennessee

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Party Republican Democratic

Incumbent U.S. Senator

Lamar Alexander
Republican



The 2020 United States Senate election in Tennessee will be held on November 3, 2020, to elect a member of the United States Senate to represent the State of Tennessee, concurrently with the 2020 U.S. presidential election, as well as other elections to the United States Senate in other states and elections to the United States House of Representatives and various state and local elections. Incumbent Republican Senator Lamar Alexander announced that he would not run for re-election on December 17, 2018.[1]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Potential[edit]

Declined[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Bill Hagerty
Federal officials

Hypothetical Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Mark
Green
Bill
Haslam
Bill
Hagerty
Jeff
Webb
Undecided
Triton Polling & Research Apr 13–16, 2019 1,003 ± 3.1% 13% 29% 1% 1% 56%
30% 40% 30%

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

  • James Mackler, attorney, U.S. Army veteran, and candidate for U.S. Senate in 2018[3][20][21]

Potential[edit]

Declined[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

James Mackler
U.S Senators
Statewide Officials

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Burgess Everett [@burgessev] (December 17, 2018). "HOLY COW Lamar Alexander: "I will not be a candidate for re-election to the United States Senate in 2020"" (Tweet). Retrieved December 17, 2018 – via Twitter.
  2. ^ Whetstone, Tyler (July 25, 2019). "Knoxville doctor running for U.S. Senate says 'political correctness' is a cancer". Knoxville News Sentinel. Retrieved July 25, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "Who will succeed Lamar Alexander as Tennessee's next U.S. Senator?". The Tennessean. Retrieved 2018-12-17.
  4. ^ Sher, Andy (July 12, 2019). "Trump announces, endorses Bill Hagerty bid for Tennessee U.S. Senate seat". Chattanooga Times Free Press. Retrieved July 12, 2019.
  5. ^ Elliott, Stephen (April 5, 2019). "Country artist running for U.S. Senate". Nashville Post. Retrieved April 6, 2019.
  6. ^ "Nashville trauma surgeon Manny Sethi launches 2020 U.S. Senate bid". amp.tennessean.com. Retrieved 2019-06-03.
  7. ^ a b Pathé, Simone (December 17, 2018). "Who Might Run for Alexander's Tennessee Senate Seat in 2020?". Roll Call. Retrieved December 17, 2018.
  8. ^ Everett, Burgess (December 17, 2018). "Lamar Alexander to exit polarized Senate: 'I just wish it were easier'". Politico. Retrieved December 18, 2018.
  9. ^ Joseph, Cameron. "Sen. Lamar Alexander Says He Won't Run For Reelection In 2020". Talking Points Memo. Archived from the original on 17 December 2018.
  10. ^ a b "Who will succeed Lamar Alexander as Tennessee's next U.S. Senator?". The Tennessean. Retrieved 2018-12-18.
  11. ^ "With Bill Haslam opting against 2020 US Senate run, other potential candidates weigh decisions". The Tennessean.
  12. ^ a b c Ebert, Joel (December 17, 2018). "Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander will not seek re-election in 2020". Daily Local News. Retrieved December 17, 2018.
  13. ^ Weaver, Al (December 17, 2018). "Bob Corker says 'no' 14 times to running for Lamar Alexander's Senate seat". Washington Examiner. Retrieved December 20, 2018.
  14. ^ Ebert, Joel; Allison, Natalie (July 11, 2019). "US Rep. Mark Green says he won't run for US Senate in 2020". The Tennessean. Retrieved July 11, 2019.
  15. ^ "With Bill Haslam opting against 2020 US Senate run, other potential candidates weigh decisions". The Tennessean.
  16. ^ "Bill Haslam: Why I am not running for U.S. Senate in 2020 | Opinion". The Tennessean. Retrieved 2019-07-11.
  17. ^ Bardos, Istvan (July 28, 2019). "U.S. Rep. David Kustoff will not run for Lamar Alexander's Senate seat in 2020". Local Memphis. Retrieved July 29, 2019.
  18. ^ Ashe, Victor (August 12, 2019). "While Trump promotes Hagerty for Senate, local party bigwigs turn out for Manny Sethi". Knoxville News Sentinel. Retrieved August 12, 2019.
  19. ^ Donald J. Trump. "Tennessee loving Bill Hagerty, who was my Tennessee Victoy Chair and is now the very outstanding Ambassador to Japan, will be running for the U.S. Senate. He is strong on crime, borders & our 2nd A. Loves our Military & our Vets. Has my Complete & Total Endorsement!". Twitter.
  20. ^ Mackler, James (2019-01-08). "I'm @James_Mackler, and after 9/11 I joined the 101st Airborne Division, because I felt it was my duty to serve the country I love. Now I'm running for U.S. Senate, and it's my duty to tell the truth about Donald Trump. Join the campaign at http://JamesMackler.com  #tnsenpic.twitter.com/dGdbxDiKon". @James_Mackler. Retrieved 2019-01-08.
  21. ^ a b c Elliott, Stephen (December 5, 2018). "Democrats 'disappointed but not discouraged' as they look to 2020". Nashville Post. Retrieved December 6, 2018.
  22. ^ Garrison, Joey. "State Rep. John Ray Clemmons launches run for Nashville mayor". The Tennesseean. USA Today Network. Retrieved 8 May 2019.
  23. ^ Whetstone, Tyler (December 18, 2018). "Will Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero run for Lamar Alexander's Senate seat?". Knoxville News Sentinel. Retrieved December 18, 2018.
  24. ^ Sher, Andy; Taylor, Sarah Grace (June 14, 2019). "Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke announces he will not seek U.S. Senate seat in 2020". Chattanooga Times Free Press. Retrieved June 17, 2019.
  25. ^ Richard, Brandon (February 9, 2019). "Sara Kyle: Not running for U.S. Senate". WMC. Retrieved February 11, 2019.
  26. ^ "TN-Sen: Sen. Tim Kaine (D. VA) Helps James Mackler (D) Flip This Seat From Red To Blue". DailyKos.
  27. ^ Mackler, James. "Humbled and honored to have Gov. @PhilBredesen on the team to win this #TNSen race!". Twitter.

External links[edit]

Official campaign websites