Tennessee's 5th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Tennessee's 5th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 7, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Jim Cooper Democratic Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid Democratic[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe D[2]


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The 5th congressional district of Tennessee will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

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]

Heading into the election the incumbent is Jim Cooper (D), who was first elected in 2002.

Tennessee's 5th Congressional District is located in the central portion of the state and includes Dickson, Cheatham and Davidson counties.[6]

Candidates

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August 7, 2014, Republican Primary

Removed from ballot

District history

2012

The 5th congressional district of Tennessee held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Jim Cooper won re-election in the district.[10]

U.S. House, Tennessee District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJim Cooper Incumbent 65.2% 171,621
     Republican Brad Staats 32.8% 86,240
     Green John Miglietta 2% 5,222
Total Votes 263,083
Source: Tennessee Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Cooper won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated David Hall in the general election.[11]

U.S. House of Representatives, Tennessee Congressional District 5 Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican David Hall 42.8% 74,204
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJim Cooper Incumbent 57.2% 99,162
Total Votes 173,366

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