The Green Papers: Tennessee 2018 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Thursday 2 August 2018
✓ General Election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Thursday 5 April 2018 - Filing Deadline - Primary/Independent/Third/Minor.
Thursday 2 August 2018 - Primary. Polling hours 7:00a-8:00p EDT / 7:00a-7:00p CDT (1200-0000 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. In some counties, polls may open as late as 9a in the prevailing time zone.
Tuesday 6 November 2018 - 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. In some counties, polls open at 9a in the prevailing time zone.
 
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


2018 Election Calendar and Nominating petitions from the Tennessee Secretary of State.

2 August 2018 Primary
Returns from the Tennessee Division of Elections.
Results from Politico.
Results from The New York Times.


6 November 2018 General Election
State and Federal General Election from the Tennessee Secretary of State.
Returns from the Tennessee Secretary of State.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 115th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1
Seat up for regular election
Open
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 ...."
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (8, 1 write-in)
  Elected Republican 1,225,568 54.74% Congressman  Marsha Blackburn
CD 7.
4 October 2017: Running for the Class 1 Senate Seat in 2018.

FEC S8TN00337; 17 Oct 18; Tot $12,918,037; Dsb $12,024,542
  Candidate Democratic 982,685 43.89% former Governor Philip N. "Phil" Bredesen
FEC S8TN00386; 17 Oct 18; Tot $16,406,598; Dsb $15,376,636
  Candidate Independent 9,438 0.42% former Morgan County Commissioner Trudy A. Austin
FEC S8TN00428
  Candidate Independent 8,699 0.39% former Nashville Mayor Dean Hill
FEC S8TN00444
  Candidate Independent 5,078 0.23% Kris L. Todd
FEC S8TN00469
  Candidate Independent 3,384 0.15% John "Jae" Carico
FEC S8TN00436
  Candidate Independent; (Republican) 2,208 0.10% Robert Breton "Breton" Phillips
FEC S8TN00477; 17 Oct 18; Tot $5,523; Dsb $5,500
  Candidate Independent 1,916 0.09% Kevin Lee McCants
FEC S8TN00451
  Candidate Write-in     Nicholas Brent Mantanona
Also filed with the FEC for House CD 9.

FEC S8TN00402
Total 2,238,976 100.00%  

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

Chair up for regular election
Open
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
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (28)
  Elected Republican 1,334,045 59.59% Bill Lee
  Candidate Democratic 862,365 38.52% former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean
  Candidate Independent; (Libertarian) 5,172 0.23% Sherry L. Clark
  Candidate Independent 4,676 0.21% Mark Wright
  Candidate Independent 3,627 0.16% Patrick Whitlock
  Candidate Independent; (Green) 3,066 0.14% Yvonne Neubert
  Candidate Independent; (Libertarian) 2,959 0.13% Heather Scott
  Candidate Independent 2,824 0.13% Mark "Coonrippy" Brown
  Candidate Independent 2,443 0.11% Joe B. Wilmoth
  Candidate Independent; (Libertarian) 1,548 0.07% George Blackwell Smith, IV
  Candidate Independent; (Libertarian) 1,493 0.07% Cory King
  Candidate Independent; (Libertarian) 1,391 0.06% Tracy C. Yaste Tisdale
  Candidate Independent; (Libertarian) 1,210 0.05% Justin Cornett
  Candidate Independent 1,093 0.05% Chad Riden
  Candidate Independent 1,058 0.05% Robert Sawyers, Sr.
  Candidate Independent; (Libertarian) 1,011 0.05% Vinnie Vineyard
  Candidate Independent 979 0.04% Rick Tyler
Also running for House CD 3.
  Candidate Independent; (Libertarian) 863 0.04% Gabriel Fancher
  Candidate Independent; (Libertarian) 806 0.04% Sean Bruce Fleming
  Candidate Independent; (Libertarian) 795 0.04% Alfred Shawn Rapoza
  Candidate Independent 749 0.03% Jessie D. McDonald
  Candidate Independent 732 0.03% Toney Randall Mitchell
  Candidate Independent; (Libertarian) 724 0.03% Mike Toews
  Candidate Independent; (Libertarian) 649 0.03% Matthew Koch
  Candidate Independent; (Libertarian) 611 0.03% Jeremy Allen Stephenson
  Candidate Independent 606 0.03% Tommy Ray McAnally
  Candidate Independent; (Libertarian) 587 0.03% Jaron D. Weidner
  Candidate Independent; (Libertarian) 493 0.02% William Andrew "Andrew" Helmstetter
Total 2,238,575 100.00%  

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 Renominated, 3 Open);
2 Democratic (2 Renominated)

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  David Philip "Phil" Roe
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Elected Republican 172,708 77.07% Congressman  David Philip "Phil" Roe
FEC H6TN01388; 17 Oct 18; Tot $340,114; Dsb $467,556
  Candidate Democratic 47,087 21.01% Martin Olsen
FEC H8TN01079; 17 Oct 18; Tot $135,105; Dsb $119,494
  Candidate Independent 4,301 1.92% Michael D. Salyer
FEC H2TN01098
Total 224,096 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Open
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.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (6) - 116th Congress
  Elected Republican 172,765 65.94% Knox County Mayor  Tim Burchett
FEC H8TN02119; 17 Oct 18; Tot $965,885; Dsb $790,645
  Candidate Democratic 86,611 33.06% Renee Hoyos
FEC H8TN02176; 17 Oct 18; Tot $312,130; Dsb $244,923
  Candidate Independent; (Libertarian) 967 0.37% William Gregory "Greg" Samples
FEC H8TN02192; 31 Dec 17; Tot $950; Dsb $391
  Candidate Independent 656 0.25% Jeffrey Alan Grunau
FEC H8TN02267
  Candidate Independent; (Republican) 637 0.24% Marc Robert Whitmire
FEC H8TN02184; 30 Sep 18; Tot $4,180; Dsb $2,137
  Candidate Independent 349 0.13% Keith A. LaTorre
FEC H8TN02275
Total 261,985 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Charles J. "Chuck" Fleischmann
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Elected Republican 156,396 63.69% Congressman  Charles J. "Chuck" Fleischmann
FEC H0TN03254; 17 Oct 18; Tot $1,180,808; Dsb $446,076
  Candidate Democratic 84,633 34.47% Danielle Mitchell
FEC H8TN03208; 17 Oct 18; Tot $268,862; Dsb $183,067
  Candidate Independent 4,514 1.84% Rick Tyler
Also running for Governor.

FEC H6TN04218
Total 245,543 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Scott Eugene DesJarlais
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (3, 1 write-in) - 116th Congress
  Elected Republican 147,196 63.39% Congressman  Scott Eugene DesJarlais
FEC H0TN04195; 17 Oct 18; Tot $510,504; Dsb $188,411
  Candidate Democratic 77,955 33.57% Mariah Nicole Phillips
FEC H8TN04099; 17 Oct 18; Tot $535,381; Dsb $413,718
  Candidate Independent 7,050 3.04% Michael "Mike" Shupe
FEC H8TN04115
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Russell Wayne "Wayne" Steele
FEC H8TN04123
Total 232,201 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  James H. S. "Jim" Cooper
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 116th Congress
  Elected Democratic 177,661 67.85% Congressman  James H. S. "Jim" Cooper
FEC H2TN05131; 17 Oct 18; Tot $512,871; Dsb $707,470
  Candidate Republican 84,196 32.15% Jody M. Ball
FEC H6TN05314; 15 Jul 18; Tot $0; Dsb $0
  Candidate Write-in     Marshal Weaver
FEC H8TN05302
Total 261,857 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Congressman Diane Lynn Black
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - 2 August 2017: Ran for but lost her party's nomination for Governor in 2018.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Elected Republican 172,684 69.48% former state Agriculture Commissioner John W. Rose
FEC H8TN06094; 17 Oct 18; Tot $4,892,627; Dsb $4,832,057
  Candidate Democratic 70,298 28.29% Dawn Barlow
FEC H8TN06128; 17 Oct 18; Tot $38,453; Dsb $36,384
  Candidate Independent; (Libertarian) 3,420 1.38% David Ross
FEC H6TN06163
  Candidate Independent 2,130 0.86% Lloyd Dunn
FEC H8TN06110
Total 248,532 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for regular election
Open
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.
2 August 2018: Received her party's nomination for the Class 1 Senate Seat.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Elected Republican 170,001 66.86% state Senator  Mark E. 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; 17 Oct 18; Tot $2,329,117; Dsb $1,954,236
  Candidate Democratic 81,610 32.10% Justin Kanew
FEC H8TN07068; 17 Oct 18; Tot $457,229; Dsb $371,901
  Candidate Independent 1,581 0.62% Leonard D. "Lenny" Ladner
FEC H2TN07194
  Candidate Independent 1,068 0.42% Brent Legendre
FEC H8TN07118
Total 254,260 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 8
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  David Kustoff
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Elected Republican 166,978 67.64% Congressman  David Kustoff
FEC H2TN07103; 17 Oct 18; Tot $1,743,679; Dsb $1,641,859
  Candidate Democratic 74,345 30.12% Erika Stotts Pearson
FEC H6TN08250; 30 Sep 18; Tot $4,637; Dsb $3,320
  Candidate Independent 5,533 2.24% James Hart
FEC H2TN08077; 17 Oct 18; Tot $101; Dsb $272
Total 246,856 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 9
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Stephen Ira "Steve" Cohen
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (3, 1 write-in) - 116th Congress
  Elected Democratic 143,690 79.91% Congressman  Stephen Ira "Steve" Cohen
FEC H6TN09068; 17 Oct 18; Tot $470,504; Dsb $321,963
  Candidate Republican 34,710 19.30% Charlotte Bergmann
FEC H8TN09114; 17 Oct 18; Tot $69,722; Dsb $63,916
  Candidate Independent 1,414 0.79% Leo AwGoWhat
FEC H8TN09122
  Candidate Write-in     Nicholas Brent Mantanona
Also filed with the FEC for Senate Class 1.

FEC H6TN09431; 30 Jun 17; Tot $3,500; Dsb $3,500
Total 179,814 100.00%  
 

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   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 2 incumbents, 11 candidates
  Republican: 10 incumbents, 14 candidates
Major Third Parties   Any Party, other than a Major Party, receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Constitution (affiliates)
  Green (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Libertarian: 17 candidates
Other Third Parties
  Right to Life
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 46 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 4 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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  WMC TV - NBC - Memphis
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  WTNZ TV - FOX - Knoxville
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