The Green Papers: Tennessee 2017 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
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

           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 115th 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
Open Seat - 26 September 2017: "After much thought, consideration and family discussion ... I have decided that I will leave the United States Senate when my term expires ...."
 Candidate list (6)
  Candidate Democratic     Billy Bailey
FEC S8TN00329
  Candidate Democratic     James Mackler
FEC S8TN00311; 30 Jun 17; Tot $451,391; Dsb $195,831
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Marsha Blackburn
CD 7.
4 October 2017: Running for the Class 1 Senate Seat in 2018.

FEC S8TN00337
    Republican     Senator  Robert P. "Bob" Corker, Jr. - apparently not a candidate
26 September 2017: "After much thought, consideration and family discussion ... I have decided that I will leave the United States Senate when my term expires ...."

FEC S6TN00216; 30 Jun 17; Tot $759,126; Dsb $118,440
  Candidate Republican     Larry R. Crim
FEC S2TN00223
    Republican     Ronnie Holden - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Republican     Andy Ogles
  Candidate Republican     Aaron Pettigrew

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 (9)
  Candidate Democratic     former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean
  Candidate Democratic     state Representative  Craig Fitzhugh
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Mae Beavers
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Diane Lynn Black
2 August 2017: Running for Governor in 2018.
  Candidate Republican     Randy Boyd
  Candidate Republican     Mark "Coonrippy" Brown
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Beth Harwell
  Candidate Republican     Bill Lee
  Candidate Republican     Kay White

115th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2018, 2020. No Term Limit. 115th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
7 Republican (4 Undetermined, 3 Open);
2 Democratic (2 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 1 Republican Congressman  David Philip "Phil" Roe
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Martin Olsen
FEC H8TN01079; 30 Sep 17; Tot $14,994; Dsb $1,804
  Candidate Republican     Todd Allen McKinley
FEC H8TN01087; 30 Sep 17; Tot $3,291; Dsb $2,861
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  David Philip "Phil" Roe
FEC H6TN01388; 30 Sep 17; Tot $123,750; Dsb $117,754

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 2 Republican Congressman  John J. Duncan, Jr.
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 6 November 2018
Open Seat - 31 July 2017: Announced that he would not seek re-election.
 Candidate list (8) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Renee Hoyos
FEC H8TN02176; 30 Sep 17; Tot $4,607; Dsb $1,337
  Candidate Democratic     Joshua Williams
FEC H8TN02101; 30 Sep 17; Tot $40,877; Dsb $38,267
  Candidate Republican     Knox County Mayor  Tim Burchett
FEC H8TN02119; 30 Sep 17; Tot $140,802; Dsb $27,125
    Republican     Congressman  John J. Duncan, Jr. - apparently not a candidate
31 July 2017: Announced that he would not seek re-election.

FEC H8TN02069; 30 Sep 17; Tot $105,119; Dsb $146,900
  Candidate Republican     Brad Fullington
FEC H8TN02135
  Candidate Republican     Kenneth Wayne "Ken" Gross
FEC H8TN02143
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  James Lloyd "Jimmy" Matlock
FEC H8TN02127; 30 Sep 17; Tot $167,545; Dsb $15,833
  Candidate Republican     Vito Anthony Sagliano
FEC H8TN02168; 30 Sep 17; Tot $5,605; Dsb $4,192
  Candidate Republican     Marc Robert Whitmire
FEC H8TN02184

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 3 Republican Congressman  Charles J. "Chuck" Fleischmann
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Danielle Mitchell
FEC H8TN03208; 30 Sep 17; Tot $29,288; Dsb $4,808
  Candidate Democratic     Harold Elwood Shevlin
FEC H8TN03190
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Charles J. "Chuck" Fleischmann
FEC H0TN03254; 30 Sep 17; Tot $480,958; Dsb $113,918

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 4 Republican Congressman  Scott Eugene DesJarlais
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Mariah Nicole Phillips
FEC H8TN04099; 30 Sep 17; Tot $97,663; Dsb $44,881
  Candidate Democratic     Steven Doyle Reynolds
FEC H6TN04200
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Scott Eugene DesJarlais
FEC H0TN04195; 30 Sep 17; Tot $206,925; Dsb $84,092
  Candidate Republican     David Jackson "Jack" Maddux
FEC H8TN04081

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 5 Democratic Congressman  James H. S. "Jim" Cooper
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  James H. S. "Jim" Cooper
FEC H2TN05131; 30 Sep 17; Tot $209,774; Dsb $194,184

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 6 Republican Congressman Diane Lynn Black
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - 2 August 2017: Running for Governor in 2018.
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Judd Matheny
FEC H8TN06086
  Candidate Republican     Christopher Brian Monday
FEC H8TN06078
  Candidate Republican     John W. Rose
FEC H8TN06094

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 7 Republican Congressman  Marsha Blackburn
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - 4 October 2017: Running for the Class 1 Senate Seat in 2018.
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Justin Kanew
FEC H8TN07068; 30 Sep 17; Tot $105,429; Dsb $27,990
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Mark Green
7 April 2017: Nominated for Secretary of the Army in the Trump Administration.
5 May 2017: Withdrew his nomination for Secretary of the Army.
9 May 2017: Possible candidate for Governor in 2018.
2 June 2017: Not running for Governor.
5 October 2017: Running for Congress in CD 7.

FEC H8TN07076
  Candidate Republican     Lenny Ladner

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 8 Republican Congressman  David Kustoff
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  David Kustoff
FEC H2TN07103; 30 Sep 17; Tot $685,548; Dsb $208,076

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 9 Democratic Congressman  Stephen Ira "Steve" Cohen
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Stephen Ira "Steve" Cohen
FEC H6TN09068; 30 Sep 17; Tot $152,603; Dsb $95,311
  Candidate Independent     Nicholas Brent Mantanona
FEC H6TN09431; 30 Jun 17; Tot $3,500; Dsb $3,500
 

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, 14 candidates
  Republican: 10 incumbents, 29 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates)
  Green (affiliates)
  Libertarian
Other Third Parties
  Right to Life
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 1 candidate
 
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.


Links Links to other web sites

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  Tennessee Code and Constitution
Election Authority
  Department of State
  Division of Elections
  Tennessee Registry of Election Finance
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Tennessee General Assembly
  Tennessee General Assembly - House
  Tennessee General Assembly - Senate
Democratic
  Tennessee Democratic Party
Republican
  Tennessee Republican Party
Third Party
  Constitution Party of Tennessee
  Green Party of Tennessee
  Green Party of Tennessee
  Libertarian Party of Tennessee
  Tennessee Right to Life
  The Unity Party of Tennessee
Media & others
  Citizen Tribune - Lakeway Region
  Cleveland Daily Banner
  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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