The Green Papers: General Election 2000

Copyright Tennessee
Primary: Thursday, August 3, 2000
2000 Electoral Votes:11(2.04% of 538)
Governor:1(Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms)
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 2)
2000 Representatives:9(2.07% of 435)
1990 Census: 4,877,203(1.96% of 248,765,170)
Registered Voters (Nov 98): 3,057,008
Estimated Voting age population (Jan 98): 4,120,000 
Tuesday, November 7, 2000 Polls Close: 8 pm EST / 7 PM 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.
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President  Electoral votes: 11, Term limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime; Electors: How Appointed, Meeting Place, How they voted; Total Popular Vote: 2,076,181; List of States: Short, Long

 CandidateDemocrat981,720 47.28% Vice President Albert A. "Al" Gore, Jr.
 WinnerRepublican 1,061,949 51.15% Governor George W. Bush
(11 Electoral Votes)
 CandidateIndependent 1,606 0.08% Cathy Gordon Brown
Running mate is Sabrina R. Allen
 CandidateLibertarian 4,284 0.21% Harry Browne
 CandidateReform 4,250 0.20% Pat Buchanan
Both John Hagelin and Pat Buchanan appear as the "Reform" Party candidate.
 CandidateReform613 0.03% John Hagelin
Both John Hagelin and Pat Buchanan appear as the "Reform" Party candidate.
 CandidateGreen 19,781 0.95% Ralph Nader
 CandidateIndependent 1,015 0.05% Howard Phillips
 CandidateIndependent535 0.03% Randall Venson
Running mate is Gene Kelly
 Candidate(scatter)428 0.02% Write-Ins
Listed as "Write-Ins" by Secretary of State.

Governor  Term limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, Current Governors  

 Republican  Don Sundquist
First elected: 1994; re-elected: 1998
Chair up for election: Tuesday, November 5, 2002. (The current Governor is affected by a term limit and CANNOT run in the next election for Governor).

Senate  6-year term, Current Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1Republican  Bill Frist
First elected: 1994; re-elected 2000
Renominated - 3 August 2000 Primary
 CandidateGreen  Tom Burrell
 CandidateDemocrat  Jeff Clark
 WinnerRepublican  Senator Bill Frist

Class 2Republican  Fred Thompson
First elected to finish out the term in a Special Election: 1994 [held to fill vacancy caused by the resignation of Senator Albert A. Gore, Jr. (Democrat): 1 January 1993- which Harlan Mathews (Democrat) had been appointed by Governor Ned R. McWherter (Democrat) to fill, 2 January 1993]; elected to a full term: 1996
Seat up for election: Tuesday, November 5, 2002.

House of Representatives  2 year term, Current House  
4 Democrats
5 Republicans

CD 1Republican  William L. "Bill" Jenkins
Renominated - 3 August 2000 Primary
 WinnerRepublican  Congressman William L. "Bill" Jenkins
 No other candidate from any other party listed; Congressman Jenkins will apparently run unopposed.

CD 2Republican  John J. Duncan, Jr.
Renominated - 3 August 2000 Primary
 WinnerRepublican  Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr.
 CandidateLibertarian  Kevin J. Rowland

CD 3Republican  Zach Wamp
Renominated - 3 August 2000 Primary
 CandidateLibertarian  Trudy Austin
 CandidateDemocrat  William L. Callaway
 WinnerRepublican  Congressman Zach Wamp

CD 4Republican  William V. Hilleary
Renominated - 3 August 2000 Primary
 CandidateDemocrat  David H. Dunaway
 WinnerRepublican  Congressman William V. Hilleary

CD 5Democrat  Bob Clement
Renominated - 3 August 2000 Primary
 CandidateLibertarian  David Carew
 WinnerDemocrat  Congressman Bob Clement
 CandidateRepublican  Stan Scott

CD 6Democrat  Bart Gordon
Renominated - 3 August 2000 Primary
 CandidateLibertarian  Jim Coffer
 CandidateRepublican  Charles David
 WinnerDemocrat  Congressman Bart Gordon

CD 7Republican  Ed Bryant
Renominated - 3 August 2000 Primary
 WinnerRepublican  Congressman Ed Bryant
 CandidateDemocrat  Richard P. Sims
 CandidateLibertarian  Dennis Sollee

CD 8Democrat  John S. Tanner
Renominated - 3 August 2000 Primary
 WinnerDemocrat  Congressman John Tanner
 CandidateRepublican  Billy Yancy

CD 9Democrat  Harold E. Ford, Jr.
Renominated - 3 August 2000 Primary
 WinnerDemocrat  Congressman Harold E. Ford, Jr.
 No other candidate from any other party listed; Congressman Ford will apparently run unopposed.

Congressional District

Tennessee has 95 counties and 9 congressional districts: 90 counties are wholly within a given congressional district; 5 counties are divided among more than one congressional district.

UNDIVIDED COUNTIES (wholly within one Congressional District):

  • CD # 1: Carter, Cocke, Greene, Hancock, Hawkins, Jefferson, Johnson, Sevier, Sullivan, Unicoi and Washington
  • CD # 2: Blount, Loudon, McMinn and Monroe
  • CD # 3: Anderson, Bledsoe, Grundy, Hamilton, Marion, Meigs, Morgan, Polk, Roane, Sequatchie and Van Buren
  • CD # 4: Bedford, Campbell, Claiborne, Coffee, Cumberland, Fentress, Franklin, Giles, Grainger, Hamblen, Hardin, Lawrence, Lincoln, Moore, Pickett, Rhea, Scott, Union, Warren, Wayne and White
  • CD # 6: Cannon, Clay, DeKalb, Jackson, Macon, Marshall, Overton, Putnam, Rutherford, Smith, Sumner, Trousdale, Williamson and Wilson
  • CD # 7: Cheatham, Chester, Decatur, Dickson, Fayette, Hardeman, Henderson, Hickman, Lewis, McNairy, Maury, Montgomery and Perry
  • CD # 8: Benton, Carroll, Crockett, Dyer, Gibson, Haywood, Henry, Houston, Humphreys, Lake, Lauderdale, Madison, Obion, Stewart, Tipton and Weakley

DIVIDED COUNTIES (split between more than one Congressional District):

  • Bradley: CDs 2 & 3
  • Davidson (coterminous with the City of Nashville): CDs 5 & 6
  • Knox: CDs 1, 2 & 4
  • Robertson: CDs 5 & 7
  • Shelby: CDs 7, 8 & 9

CD # 9 is wholly within Shelby County