The Green Papers: Tennessee 2014 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Thursday 7 August 2014
✓ General Election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Thursday 3 April 2014 - Filing Deadline - Primary/Independent/Third/Minor.
Thursday 7 August 2014 - Primary. Polling hours 8:00a EDT (1200 UTC) / 8:00a CDT (1300 UTC) to 8:00p EDT (0000 UTC) / 7:00p CDT (0000 UTC). The polls close at the same GMT/UTC time, that is, polls close at a particular local time in the advanced time zone and close one hour earlier local time in the lagging time zone. Poll opening times are set by county.
Tuesday 4 November 2014 - General Election. Polling hours 8:00a EST (1300 UTC) / 8:00a CST (1400 UTC) to 8:00p EST (0100 UTC) / 7:00p CST (0100 UTC). The polls close at the same GMT/UTC time, that is, polls close at a particular local time in the advanced time zone and close one hour earlier local time in the lagging time zone. Poll opening times are set by county.
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 2)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:6,375,431 (2.06% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:11(2.04% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:9(2.07% of 435)
Capital:Nashville
 

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Tennessee State and Local Government

Tennessee 2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
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4 November 2014 General Election returns certified on 15 December 2014 by the Tennessee Secretary of State.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 113th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Republican Senator Robert P. "Bob" Corker, Jr.
First elected: 2006; re-elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list
  Candidate Republican     Senator Robert P. "Bob" Corker, Jr.
FEC S6TN00216

Class 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Senator Lamar Alexander
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 7 August 2014 Primary
 Candidate list
  Elected Republican 850,087 61.87% Senator Lamar Alexander
FEC S2TN00058; 24 Nov 14; Tot $7,615,911; Dsb $8,098,013
  Candidate Democratic 437,848 31.87% Gordon Ball
FEC S4TN00351; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,650,118; Dsb $1,645,817
  Candidate Constitution 36,088 2.63% Joe B. Wilmoth
FEC S4TN00492
  Candidate Green 12,570 0.91% Martin Gene Pleasant
FEC S2TN00355
  Candidate Independent; (Tea) 11,157 0.81% Tom Emerson, Jr.
FEC S4TN00427
  Candidate Independent; (Republican) 7,713 0.56% Danny Page
FEC S4TN00310; 30 Jun 14; Tot $2,186; Dsb $1,046
  Candidate Independent 5,759 0.42% Rick Tyler
FEC S4TN00484
  Candidate Independent; (Libertarian) 5,678 0.41% Joshua James
FEC S4TN00435
  Candidate Independent 2,386 0.17% Bartholomew J. Phillips
FEC S4TN00450
  Candidate Independent 2,314 0.17% Edmund Louis Gauthier, II
FEC S4TN00336; 04 Nov 14; Tot $0; Dsb $997
  Candidate Independent 1,673 0.12% Eric Schechter
FEC S4TN00476
  Candidate Independent 787 0.06% Choudhury Salekin
FEC S4TN00468
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 5 0.00% Erin Kent Magee
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 0 0.00% DeWayne A. Jones
Total 1,374,065 100.00%  

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms. GOVERNOR is the only Statewide elected officer, All Governors

Chair up for regular election Republican Governor William "Bill" Haslam
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2010
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated - 7 August 2014 Primary
 Candidate list
  Elected Republican 951,796 70.31% Governor William "Bill" Haslam
  Candidate Democratic 309,237 22.84% Charles V. "Charlie" Brown
  Candidate Independent 30,579 2.26% John Jay Hooker
  Candidate Constitution 26,580 1.96% Shaun E. Crowell
  Candidate Green 18,570 1.37% Isa Infante
  Candidate Independent 8,612 0.64% Steven Damon "Steve" Coburn
  Candidate Independent; (Libertarian) 8,321 0.61% Daniel T. Lewis
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 15 0.00% Mark Pearson
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 14 0.00% BeLinda Jo Ivins
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 4 0.00% A. Darryl Haas
Total 1,353,728 100.00%  

113th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2014, 2016. No Term Limit. 113th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
7 Republican (7 Renominated);
2 Democratic (2 Renominated)

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman David Philip "Phil" Roe
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 7 August 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 115,533 82.84% Congressman David Philip "Phil" Roe
FEC H6TN01388; 24 Nov 14; Tot $520,228; Dsb $508,578
  Candidate Independent 9,906 7.10% Robert D. Franklin
FEC H4TN01144
  Candidate Green 9,869 7.08% Robert N. Smith
FEC H6TN01495
  Candidate Independent; (Libertarian) 4,148 2.97% Michael D. Salyer
FEC H2TN01098
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 14 0.01% Scott Kudialis
Total 139,470 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr.
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected in a special election (re: to fill the vacancy seat following the death of his father, John J. Duncan) and in a concurrent regular election to a full term: 8 November 1988
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 7 August 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 120,883 72.49% Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr.
FEC H8TN02069; 24 Nov 14; Tot $502,399; Dsb $965,996
  Candidate Democratic 37,612 22.56% Robert R. "Bob" Scott
FEC H8TN02028
  Candidate Independent 4,223 2.53% Casey Adam Gouge
FEC H4TN02076
  Candidate Green 4,033 2.42% Norris Dryer
30 October 2014: Mr. Dryer passed away.

FEC H2TN02112
Total 166,751 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Charles J. "Chuck" Fleischmann
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 7 August 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 97,344 62.36% Congressman Charles J. "Chuck" Fleischmann
FEC H0TN03254; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,590,286; Dsb $1,553,434
  Candidate Democratic 53,983 34.58% Mary Margaret Headrick
FEC H2TN03144; 31 Dec 14; Tot $146,824; Dsb $169,646
  Candidate Independent 4,770 3.06% Cassandra J. Mitchell
FEC H4TN03181
Total 156,097 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Scott Eugene DesJarlais
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 7 August 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 84,815 58.32% Congressman Scott Eugene DesJarlais
FEC H0TN04195; 24 Nov 14; Tot $644,161; Dsb $632,130
  Candidate Democratic 51,357 35.32% Lenda H. Sherrell
FEC H4TN04171; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,022,158; Dsb $1,008,875
  Candidate Independent 9,246 6.36% Robert Rankin "Bob" Doggart
FEC H4TN04213
Total 145,418 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman James H. S. "Jim" Cooper
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 7 August 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Democratic 96,148 62.32% Congressman James H. S. "Jim" Cooper
FEC H2TN05131; 24 Nov 14; Tot $760,325; Dsb $577,394
  Candidate Republican 55,078 35.70% Bob Ries
FEC H0TN05150; 31 Dec 14; Tot $83,429; Dsb $83,721
  Candidate Independent 3,050 1.98% Paul Deakin
FEC H4TN05103
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 0 0.00% Matthew David Sharafi
Total 154,276 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Diane Lynn Black
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 7 August 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 115,231 71.09% Congressman Diane Lynn Black
FEC H0TN06257; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,332,463; Dsb $551,767
  Candidate Democratic 37,232 22.97% Amos Scott Powers
FEC H4TN06168
  Candidate Independent 9,634 5.94% Mike Winton
FEC H4TN06184
Total 162,097 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Marsha Blackburn
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 7 August 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 110,534 70.00% Congressman Marsha Blackburn
FEC H2TN06030; 24 Nov 14; Tot $2,081,376; Dsb $1,396,482
  Candidate Democratic 42,280 26.78% Daniel Nelson "Dan" Cramer
FEC H4TN07117
  Candidate Independent; (Libertarian) 5,093 3.23% Leonard D. "Lenny" "Larry" Ladner
FEC H2TN07194
Total 157,907 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 8
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Stephen Lee "Steve" Fincher
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 7 August 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 122,255 70.83% Congressman Stephen Lee "Steve" Fincher
FEC H0TN08246; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,718,070; Dsb $589,477
  Candidate Democratic 42,433 24.59% John W. "Wes" Bradley
FEC H2TN08119; 15 Oct 14; Tot $100; Dsb $84
  Candidate Constitution 4,451 2.58% Mark Jeffery Rawles
FEC H0TN08329
  Candidate Independent 3,452 2.00% James Hart
FEC H2TN08077; 31 Dec 14; Tot $2; Dsb $501
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 4 0.00% Dana Matheny
Total 172,595 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 9
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman Stephen Ira "Steve" Cohen
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 7 August 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Democratic 87,376 74.97% Congressman Stephen Ira "Steve" Cohen
FEC H6TN09068; 24 Nov 14; Tot $731,677; Dsb $904,760
  Candidate Republican 27,173 23.31% Charlotte Bergmann
FEC H0TN09061; 13 Nov 14; Tot $28,134; Dsb $35,659
  Candidate Independent 766 0.66% Floyd Wayne Alberson
FEC H4TN09071
  Candidate Independent 752 0.65% Paul Cook
FEC H4TN09097
  Candidate Independent 483 0.41% Herbert Bass
FEC H4TN09089
Total 116,550 100.00%  
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 2 incumbents, 10 candidates
  Republican: 10 incumbents, 13 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates): 3 candidates
  Green (affiliates): 4 candidates
  Libertarian: 4 candidates
Other Third Parties
  Conservative USA
  Right to Life
  Tea: 1 candidate
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 31 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 8 candidates
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

"Apparently not a candidate" indicates that someone we once listed as a candidate for an elective office will not, in fact, be running for that office (primarily because said candidate is not listed on an official ballot provided by a jurisdiction's election authorities, where that candidate has not previously withdrawn his/her candidacy or otherwise indicated no longer [or even ever] being a candidate for that office).

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


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Republican
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Third Party
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  Green Party of Tennessee
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  Libertarian Party of Tennessee
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Media & others
  Citizen Tribune - Lakeway Region
  Cleveland Daily Banner
  DMOZ - Tennessee
  Lebanon Democrat & Wilson County News
  Politics1.com - Tennessee
  Shelbyville Times-Gazette
  The Commercial Appeal - Memphis
  The Daily News Journal - Murfreesboro
  The Elizabethton Star
  The Knoxville Journal
  The Knoxville News Sentinel
  The Oak Ridger - Oak Ridge
  The Tennessean - Nashville
  WATE TV - ABC - Knoxville
  WATN-TV - WLMT-TV - localmemphis.com - ABC - Memphis
  WBBJ TV - ABC - Jackson
  WBIR TV - NBC - Knoxville
  WDEF TV - CBS - Chattanooga
  WJHL TV - CBS - Johnson City
  WKRN TV - ABC - Nashville
  WLTV TV - CBS - Knoxville
  WMC TV - NBC - Memphis
  WREG TV - Memphis
  WSMV TV - NBC - Nashville
  WTNZ TV - FOX - Knoxville
  WTVC - ABC - Chattanooga
  WTVF TV - CBS - Nashville

 


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