United States House of Representatives elections in Tennessee, 2014

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2014 U.S. House Elections in Tennessee

Primary Date
August 7, 2014

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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 2014 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Tennessee took place on November 4, 2014. Voters elected nine candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's nine congressional districts.
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 was October 6, 2014.[4]

See also: Tennessee elections, 2014


Partisan breakdown

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party held seven of the nine congressional seats from Tennessee.

Members of the U.S. House from Tennessee -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 2 2
     Republican Party 7 7
Total 9 9

Incumbents

Heading into the 2014 election, the incumbents for the nine congressional districts were:

Name Party District
Phil Roe Ends.png Republican 1
John J. Duncan, Jr. Ends.png Republican 2
Charles J. Fleischmann Ends.png Republican 3
Scott DesJarlais Ends.png Republican 4
Jim Cooper Electiondot.png Democratic 5
Diane Black Ends.png Republican 6
Marsha Blackburn Ends.png Republican 7
Stephen Lee Fincher Ends.png Republican 8
Steve Cohen Electiondot.png Democratic 9

Margin of victory for winners

There were a total of 9 seats up for election in 2014 in Tennessee. The following table shows the margin of victory for each district winner, which is calculated by examining the percentage difference between the top-two vote getters. If the race was uncontested, the margin of victory is listed as 100 percent.
DistrictWinnerMargin of VictoryTotal VoteTop Opponent
U.S. House, Tennessee District 1 General Election Republican Party Phil Roe79.9%139,414Michael Salyer
U.S. House, Tennessee District 2 General Election Republican Party John J. Duncan, Jr.49.9%166,707Bob Scott
U.S. House, Tennessee District 3 General Election Republican Party Charles J. Fleischmann27.8%156,050Mary Headrick
U.S. House, Tennessee District 4 General Election Republican Party Scott DesJarlais23%145,357Lenda Sherrell
U.S. House, Tennessee District 5 General Election Democratic Party Jim Cooper26.5%153,606Bob Ries
U.S. House, Tennessee District 6 General Election Republican Party Diane Black48.1%162,035Amos Powers
U.S. House, Tennessee District 7 General Election Republican Party Marsha Blackburn43.2%157,850Dan Cramer
U.S. House, Tennessee District 8 General Election Republican Party Stephen Lee Fincher46.3%172,504Wes Bradley
U.S. House, Tennessee District 9 General Election Democratic Party Steve Cohen51.6%116,471Charlotte Bergmann

Candidates

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1st Congressional District

General election candidates


Republican Party August 7, 2014, Republican Primary

2nd Congressional District

General election candidates

Republican Party August 7, 2014, Republican Primary

3rd Congressional District

General election candidates

Republican Party August 7, 2014, Republican Primary

4th Congressional District

General election candidates

August 7, 2014, Republican Primary

5th Congressional District

General election candidates

August 7, 2014, Republican Primary

Removed from ballot

6th Congressional District

General election candidates

August 7, 2014, Republican Primary

7th Congressional District

General election candidates


August 7, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

8th Congressional District

General election candidates


August 7, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

9th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party August 7, 2014, Democratic Primary

See also

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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. 5.00 5.01 5.02 5.03 5.04 5.05 5.06 5.07 5.08 5.09 5.10 5.11 5.12 5.13 5.14 5.15 5.16 5.17 5.18 5.19 5.20 5.21 5.22 5.23 5.24 5.25 5.26 5.27 5.28 5.29 5.30 5.31 5.32 5.33 5.34 5.35 5.36 5.37 5.38 5.39 5.40 5.41 5.42 5.43 5.44 5.45 5.46 5.47 5.48 5.49 5.50 5.51 5.52 Tennessee.gov, "Governor, United States Senate, and United States House of Representatives Petitions Filed by Qualifying Deadline," accessed April 3, 2014
  6. Tennessee.gov, "Candidates for the November 4, 2014 General Election," accessed October 6, 2014
  7. 7.00 7.01 7.02 7.03 7.04 7.05 7.06 7.07 7.08 7.09 7.10 Associated Press, "Tennessee - Summary Vote Results," accessed August 7, 2014
  8. PBS.org, "Tenn. primary challenger concedes to Rep. DesJarlais, despite 38-vote margin," accessed August 25, 2014
  9. Tennessee Secretary of State, "Petitions Filed for Governor, United States Senate, and United States House of Representatives," accessed July 18, 2014
  10. Tennessee Secretary of State, "Petitions Filed for Governor, United States Senate, and United States House of Representatives," accessed July 18, 2014