The Green Papers: Tennessee 2016 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Thursday 4 August 2016
✓ General Election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Thursday 4 August 2016 - Primary. Polling hours reportedly 7:00a-8:00p EDT / 8:00a-7:00p CDT (1300-0000 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 8 November 2016 - General Election. Polling hours 7:00a-8:00p EST / 8:00a-7:00p CST (1400-0100 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 2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


Candidate Petitions Filed as of April 8, 2016 Noon Qualifying Deadline - Primary Candidates from the Tennessee Secretary of State.

Primary returns from
Tennessee Secretary of State
Results from
AP.

2016 State and Federal Candidates from the Tennessee Secretary of State.


8 November 2016 returns from the Tennessee Secretary of State.

 
           

President  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime. Electors: 11 (Winner-take-all), How Appointed, Meeting Place, Duly Appointed Presidential Electors, List of Presidential Candidates by State, List of Presidential Candidates.
Up for election in 2016
 Candidate list (7, 8 write-ins)
  Elected Republican 1,522,925 60.72% Donald John Trump, Sr.
for Vice President: Indiana Governor Michael R. "Mike" Pence
(11 Electoral Votes)
FEC P80001571; 28 Nov 16; Tot $341,062,859; Dsb $333,457,857
  Candidate Democratic 870,695 34.72% former Secretary of State Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton
for Vice President: Virginia Senator Timothy Michael "Tim" Kaine
FEC P00003392; 28 Nov 16; Tot $583,217,328; Dsb $582,378,679
  Candidate Independent; (Libertarian) 70,397 2.81% former Governor New Mexico Gary Earl Johnson
for Vice President: former Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts William F. "Bill" Weld
FEC P20002671; 28 Nov 16; Tot $11,670,597; Dsb $11,505,633
  Candidate Independent; (Green) 15,993 0.64% Jill E. Stein
for Vice President: Ajamu Baraka
FEC P20003984; 28 Nov 16; Tot $9,485,845; Dsb $5,315,546
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 11,991 0.48% David Evan "Evan" McMullin
for Vice President: Nathan Daniel Johnson
FEC P60022654; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,634,839; Dsb $1,618,074
  Candidate Independent 7,276 0.29% Michael Lynn "Mike" Smith
for Vice President: Daniel Lee White
FEC P60020781
  Candidate Independent 4,075 0.16% Roque "Rocky" De La Fuente Guerra
for Vice President: Michael Alan Steinberg
FEC P60016342; 31 Dec 16; Tot $8,075,960; Dsb $8,074,914
  Candidate Independent; (Socialist Workers Party) 2,877 0.11% Alyson Kennedy
for Vice President: Osborne Hart
FEC P80005473
  Candidate Write-in; (Constitution) 1,584 0.06% Darrell Lane Castle
for Vice President: Scott N. Bradley
FEC P60021102; 28 Nov 16; Tot $71,876; Dsb $67,084
  Candidate Write-in; (America's Party) 132 0.01% Thomas Conrad "Tom" Hoefling
for Vice President: Steven Bernard "Steve" Schulin
FEC P20005260
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated) 53 0.00% David Limbaugh
for Vice President: Bo Ginsrich
  Candidate Write-in; (Kotlikoff for President) 20 0.00% Laurence J. "Larry" Kotlikoff
for Vice President: Edward Emery "Ed" Leamer
FEC P20004511
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 6 0.00% Cherunda Lynn Fox
for Vice President: Roger Matthew Kushner
FEC P60005303; 28 Oct 16; Tot $36,288; Dsb $36,288
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated) 3 0.00% Marshall Roy Schoenke
for Vice President: James Creighton Mitchell, Jr
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 0 0.00% Kyle Kenley Kopitke
for Vice President: Nathan Revo Sorenson
FEC P60015419
Total 2,508,027 100.00%  

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 114th 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 (2)
  Candidate Democratic     Larry Crim
FEC S2TN00223
  Candidate Republican     Senator  Robert P. "Bob" Corker, Jr.
FEC S6TN00216

Class 2 Republican Senator  Lamar Alexander
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2008, 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Republican     Senator  Lamar Alexander
FEC S2TN00058

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms. GOVERNOR is the only Statewide elected officer, All Governors

  Republican Governor  William "Bill" Haslam
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Republican     Mark "Coonrippy" Brown

114th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2016, 2018. No Term Limit. 114th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
7 Republican (6 Renominated, 1 Open);
2 Democratic (2 Renominated)

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  David Philip "Phil" Roe
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 4 August 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (3, 1 write-in) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 198,293 78.37% Congressman  David Philip "Phil" Roe
FEC H6TN01388; 28 Nov 16; Tot $403,676; Dsb $293,732
  Candidate Democratic 39,024 15.42% Alan Bohms
FEC H6TN00091
  Candidate Independent 15,702 6.21% Robert D. Franklin
FEC H4TN01144
  Candidate Write-in 6 0.00% Paul Krane
Total 253,025 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  John J. Duncan, Jr.
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
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 8 November 2016
Renominated - 4 August 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (2) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 212,455 75.65% Congressman  John J. Duncan, Jr.
FEC H8TN02069; 28 Nov 16; Tot $365,413; Dsb $477,883
  Candidate Democratic 68,401 24.35% Stuart Starr
FEC H6TN02147
Total 280,856 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Charles J. "Chuck" Fleischmann
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 4 August 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (5) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 176,613 66.39% Congressman  Charles J. "Chuck" Fleischmann
FEC H0TN03254; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,646,095; Dsb $1,125,099
  Candidate Democratic 76,727 28.84% Melody Shekari
FEC H6TN03152; 28 Nov 16; Tot $100,120; Dsb $100,120
  Candidate Independent 5,098 1.92% Rick Tyler
FEC H6TN04218
  Candidate Independent 5,075 1.91% Cassandra J. Mitchell
FEC H4TN03181
  Candidate Independent 2,493 0.94% Topher Kersting
FEC H6TN03194
Total 266,006 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Scott Eugene DesJarlais
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 4 August 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (2) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 165,796 65.03% Congressman  Scott Eugene DesJarlais
FEC H0TN04195; 28 Nov 16; Tot $607,723; Dsb $532,620
  Candidate Democratic 89,141 34.97% Steven Doyle Reynolds
FEC H6TN04200; 30 Sep 16; Tot $49,873; Dsb $47,822
Total 254,937 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  James H. S. "Jim" Cooper
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 4 August 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (2) - 115th Congress
  Elected Democratic 171,111 62.55% Congressman  James H. S. "Jim" Cooper
FEC H2TN05131; 28 Nov 16; Tot $653,360; Dsb $585,086
  Candidate Republican 102,433 37.45% Stacy Ries Snyder
FEC H6TN05322; 28 Nov 16; Tot $93,165; Dsb $79,477
Total 273,544 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Diane Lynn Black
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 4 August 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (3) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 202,234 71.09% Congressman  Diane Lynn Black
FEC H0TN06257; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,814,958; Dsb $2,767,168
  Candidate Democratic 61,995 21.79% David W. Kent
FEC H6TN06155; 28 Nov 16; Tot $6,204; Dsb $6,088
  Candidate Independent; (Libertarian) 20,261 7.12% David Ross
FEC H6TN06163
Total 284,490 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Marsha Blackburn
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 4 August 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (3) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 200,407 72.22% Congressman  Marsha Blackburn
FEC H2TN06030; 28 Nov 16; Tot $2,175,273; Dsb $1,437,540
  Candidate Democratic 65,226 23.50% Tharon Chandler
FEC H6TN07146
  Candidate Independent 11,880 4.28% Leonard D. "Larry" Ladner
FEC H2TN07194
Total 277,513 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 8
Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Congressman Stephen Lee "Steve" Fincher
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Open Seat - 1 February 2016: Retiring.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (7) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 194,386 68.75% David Kustoff
FEC H2TN07103; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,374,848; Dsb $1,175,786
  Candidate Democratic 70,925 25.09% Rickey Hobson
FEC H4TN08057
  Candidate Independent 6,442 2.28% Shelia L. Godwin
FEC H6TN08292
  Candidate Independent 4,057 1.43% James Hart
FEC H2TN08077; 31 Dec 16; Tot $501; Dsb $311
  Candidate Independent 2,497 0.88% Adrian M. Montague
FEC H6TN08326
  Candidate Independent; (Constitution) 2,445 0.86% Mark J. Rawles
FEC H0TN08329
  Candidate Independent 1,981 0.70% Karen Free Spirit Talley-Lane
FEC H6TN08318
Total 282,733 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 9
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Stephen Ira "Steve" Cohen
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 4 August 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (3, 1 write-in) - 115th Congress
  Elected Democratic 171,631 78.75% Congressman  Stephen Ira "Steve" Cohen
FEC H6TN09068; 31 Dec 16; Tot $615,635; Dsb $291,800
  Candidate Republican 41,123 18.87% Floyd Wayne Alberson
FEC H4TN09071
  Candidate Independent 5,203 2.39% Paul Cook
FEC H4TN09097
  Candidate Write-in 0 0.00% Nicholas Brent Mantanona
FEC H6TN09431; 30 Sep 16; Tot $2; Dsb $0
Total 217,957 100.00%  
 

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, 11 candidates
  Republican: 10 incumbents, 13 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates): 2 candidates
  Green (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Libertarian: 2 candidates
Other Third Parties
  America's Party: 1 candidate
  Kotlikoff for President: 1 candidate
  Right to Life
  Socialist Workers Party: 1 candidate
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 20 candidates
  Unaffiliated: 2 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 10 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.

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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