The Green Papers: Tennessee 2020 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Thursday 6 August 2020 (presumably)
General Election: Tuesday 3 November 2020 (presumably)
Thursday 6 August 2020 (presumably) - Primary. Polling hours reportedly 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 3 November 2020 (presumably) - General Election. Polling hours reportedly 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

Tennessee 2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans

           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 116th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Republican Senator  Marsha Blackburn
Previously served in the U.S. House, 2003-2019; first elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Republican     Senator  Marsha Blackburn
FEC S8TN00337

Class 2
Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Senator  Lamar Alexander
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2008, 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Open Seat - 18 December 2018: "I will not be a candidate for re-election to the United States Senate in 2020."
 Candidate list (3)
  Candidate Democratic     James Mackler
FEC S8TN00311; 31 Mar 19; Tot $270,864; Dsb $187,704
  Candidate Republican     Garrett Lance "Lance" Nichols
FEC S0TN00128
  Candidate Republican     Geoffrey Stokes "Stokes" Nielson
FEC S0TN00136

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms. GOVERNOR is the only Statewide elected officer, All Governors

  Republican Governor  Bill Lee
First elected: 2018
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

116th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2020, 2021. No Term Limit. 116th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
7 Republican (7 Undetermined);
2 Democratic (2 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  David Philip "Phil" Roe
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (1) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Christopher Lee "Chris" Rowe
FEC H0TN01043; 31 Mar 19; Tot $1,825; Dsb $986

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Tim Burchett
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (1) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Tim Burchett
FEC H8TN02119; 31 Mar 19; Tot $8,250; Dsb $36,689

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Charles J. "Chuck" Fleischmann
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (1) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Charles J. "Chuck" Fleischmann
FEC H0TN03254; 31 Mar 19; Tot $114,300; Dsb $50,468

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Scott Eugene DesJarlais
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (1) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Scott Eugene DesJarlais
FEC H0TN04195; 31 Mar 19; Tot $87,774; Dsb $17,612

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  James H. S. "Jim" Cooper
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (1) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  James H. S. "Jim" Cooper
FEC H2TN05131; 31 Mar 19; Tot $113,114; Dsb $68,558

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  John W. Rose
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Christopher Brian Monday
FEC H8TN06078
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  John W. Rose
FEC H8TN06094; 31 Mar 19; Tot $71,765; Dsb $53,354

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Mark E. Green
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (1) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Mark E. Green
FEC H8TN07076; 31 Mar 19; Tot $141,426; Dsb $122,987

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 8
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  David Kustoff
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (1) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  David Kustoff
FEC H2TN07103; 31 Mar 19; Tot $365,818; Dsb $43,614

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 9
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Stephen Ira "Steve" Cohen
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 

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, 3 candidates
  Republican: 10 incumbents, 10 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)
  Libertarian
Other Third Parties
  Right to Life
  Unity
 
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.


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 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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