Tennessee's 7th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Tennessee's 7th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 7, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Marsha Blackburn 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 7th 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 one of 14 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: To vote in the primary, voters had to register 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 Marsha Blackburn (R), who was first elected in 2002.

The 7th District is located in the southwestern and middle regions of Tennessee. It borders the states of Kentucky in the north and Missouri and Alabama in the south. The district also includes portions of Nashville, Memphis and Collierville. Montgomery, Stewart, Houston, Humphreys, Benton, Perry, Hickman, Williamson, Lewis, Maury, Giles, Lawrence, Wayne, Hardin, McNairy, Chester, Henderson and Hardeman counties are included in the district.


Campaign contributions

Marsha Blackburn

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Blackburn's reports.[6]

Marsha Blackburn (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[7]April 15, 2013$1,220,155.61$245,555$(103,093.14)$132,617.47
July Quarterly[8]July 15, 2013$1,362,617.47$239,153.71$(142,632.56)$1,459,138.62
October Quarterly[9]October 15, 2013$1,470,682.35$368,937.77$(169,173.98)$1,670,446.14
Year-End[10]January 31, 2014$1,670,446$147,049$(156,448)$1,661,047
April Quarterly[11]April 15, 2014$1,661,047.53$264,911.08$(125,831.74)$1,800,126.87
Running totals

District history

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The 7th Congressional District of Tennessee held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. incumbent Marsha Blackburn won re-election in the district.[12]

U.S. House, Tennessee District 7 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Credo Amouzouvik 24% 61,679
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMarsha Blackburn Incumbent 71% 182,730
     Green Howard Switzer 1.8% 4,640
     Independent William Akin 1.1% 2,740
     Independent Jack Arnold 1.7% 4,256
     Independent Lenny Ladner 0.5% 1,261
Total Votes 257,306
Source: Tennessee Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Marsha Blackburn won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Greg Rabidoux (D) and J.W. "Bill" Stone (I) in the general election.[13]

U.S. House, Tennessee District 7 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMarsha Blackburn incumbent 72.4% 158,916
     Democratic Greg Rabidoux 24.8% 54,347
     Independent J.W. "Bill" Stone 2.9% 6,320
Total Votes 219,583

See also

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