Tennessee's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014

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Tennessee's 2nd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 7, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
John J. Duncan, Jr. Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
John J. Duncan, Jr. Republican Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid Republican[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe R[2]

Tennessee U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 2nd 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.[3][4][5]

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.[6]

See also: Tennessee elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is John J. Duncan, Jr. (R), who was first elected in 1988.

Tennessee's 2nd Congressional District is located in the northeastern portion of the state and includes Claiborne, Knox, Jefferson, Blout and Loudon counties.[7]


General election candidates

Republican Party August 7, 2014, Republican Primary

Campaign contributions

John Duncan, Jr.

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Duncan's reports.[10]

John Duncan, Jr (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[11]July 12, 2013$1,569,583.96$12,852.30$(73,593.05)$1,508,843.21
July Quarterly[12]July 13, 2013$1,508,843.21$54,279.92$(24,122.36)$1,539,000.77
October Quarterly[13]October 15, 2013$1,539,000.77$70,803.03$(53,538.87)$1,556,264.93
Year-End[14]January 31, 2014$1,556,264$33,721$(54,778)$1,535,316
April Quarterly[15]April 15, 2014$1,535,316.88$40,054.64$(50,265.23)$1,525,106.29
Running totals

District history

Candidate ballot access
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The 2nd Congressional District of Tennessee held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent John J. Duncan, Jr. won re-election in the district.[16]

U.S. House, Tennessee District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Troy Goodale 20.6% 54,522
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn J. Duncan, Jr. Incumbent 74.4% 196,894
     Green Norris Dryer 2.2% 5,733
     Independent Brandon Stewart 1.1% 2,974
     Libertarian Greg Samples 1.7% 4,382
Total Votes 264,505
Source: Tennessee Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, John Duncan, Jr. won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Dave Hancock (D) in the general election.[17]

U.S. House, Tennessee District 2 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Duncan, Jr. incumbent 84.8% 141,796
     Democratic Dave Hancock 15.2% 25,400
Total Votes 167,196

See also

External links


  1. Cook Political Report, "2014 HOUSE RACE RATINGS FOR AUGUST 1, 2014," accessed August 4, 2014
  2. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed August 4, 2014
  3. National Conference of State Legislatures, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  4. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  5. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013, through January 3, 2014, researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  6. Tennessee Secretary of State Website, "Voter Qualification," accessed January 3, 2014
  7. Tennessee Redistricting Map "Map" accessed July 30, 2012
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 Tennessee.gov, "Governor, United States Senate, and United States House of Representatives Petitions Filed by Qualifying Deadline," accessed April 3, 2014
  9. Associated Press, "Tennessee - Summary Vote Results," accessed August 7, 2014
  10. Federal Election Commission, "Duncan 2014 Summary reports," accessed July 23, 2013
  11. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  12. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  13. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 28, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "John Duncan Year-End," accessed February 5, 2014
  15. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 17, 2014
  16. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Tennessee"
  17. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013