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Tennessee's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014

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Tennessee's 3rd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 7, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Charles J. Fleischmann Republican Party
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Tennessee U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 3rd Congressional District of Tennessee will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
April 3, 2014
August 7, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Tennessee is 1 of 13 states that uses an open primary system, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary.[1][2][3]

Voter registration: Voters must register to vote in the primary by July 8, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 6, 2014.[4]

See also: Tennessee elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Charles J. Fleischmann (R), who was first elected in 2010.

Tennessee's 3rd Congressional District is located in the northeastern portion of the state and includes Scott, Morgan, Roane, Anderson, Union, Campbell, Monroe, McMinn, Polk and Hamilton counties.[5]

Candidates

Campaign contributions

Charles Fleischmann

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Fleischmann's reports.[7]

Charles Fleischmann (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[8]4/15/2013$21,214.65$99,942.00$(12,376.31)$108,780.34
July Quarterly[9]7/15/2013$108,780.34$200,210.00$(87,602.34)$221,388.00
October Quarterly[10]October 15, 2013$221,388.00$95,880.00$(67,045.59)$250,222.41
Year-End[11]January 31, 2014$250,222$196,574$(41,162)$405,634
Running totals
$592,606$(208,186.24)

Endorsements

Endorsement controversy

Scottie Mayfield, a former dairy executive, endorsed Fleischmann.[12] Mayfield told the TimesFreePress.com that two days before he endorsed Fleischmann, Wamp came to his home and secretly recorded a conversation they had about who Mayfield was going to support. Mayfield said Wamp sent him the following text message at 7:14 p.m. on March 15, 2014 after their meeting: "To protect myself, I have recorded my conversation with you and Lisa. I hope you will honor your commitment and not get involved in this race. Thank you sir."[13] Mayfield added, "I never dreamed somebody would walk into my house with a bug on. I don't want to say negative things about people. But I just don't think that's correct behavior."[13]

District history

Candidate Ballot Access
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2012

The 3rd Congressional District of Tennessee held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Charles J. Fleischmann won re-election in the district.[14]

U.S. House, Tennessee District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Mary Headrick 35.5% 91,094
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCharles J. Fleischmann Incumbent 61.5% 157,830
     Independent Matthew Deniston 3.1% 7,905
Total Votes 256,829
Source: Tennessee Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Chuck Fleischmann won election to the United States House. He defeated John Wolfe (D) and Savas T. Kyriakidis (I) in the general election.[15]

U.S. House, Tennessee District 3 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChuck Fleischmann 59.6% 92,032
     Democratic John Wolfe 29.4% 45,387
     Independent Savas T. Kyriakidis 11.1% 17,077
Total Votes 154,496

See also

External links

References

  1. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  2. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  3. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  4. Tennessee Secretary of State Website, "Voter Qualification," accessed January 3, 2014
  5. Tennessee Redistricting Map "Map" accessed July 30, 2012
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Tennessee.gov, "Governor, United States Senate, and United States House of Representatives Petitions Filed by Qualifying Deadline," accessed April 3, 2014
  7. Federal Election Commission, "Fleischmann 2014 Summary reports," accessed July 24, 2013
  8. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed July 24, 2013
  9. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed July 24, 2013
  10. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 28, 2013
  11. Federal Election Commission, "Charles Fleischmann Year-End," accessed February 5, 2014
  12. Times Free Press, "Scottie Mayfield backs former opponent Rep. Chuck Fleischmann," March 18, 2014
  13. 13.0 13.1 TimesFreePress.com, "Scottie Mayfield: Congressional candidate Weston Wamp secretly recorded me at home," March 28, 2014
  14. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Tennessee"
  15. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013