Tennessee's 7th Congressional District

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The 7th Congressional District of Tennessee is a congressional district that stretches north to south in the western region of the state.

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.

The district previously bordered Kentucky in the north, Mississippi and Alabama in the south, and connected Memphis and Nashville suburbs.

The current representative of the 7th congressional district is Marsha Blackburn (R).

Elections

2012

See also: Tennessee's 7th congressional district elections, 2012

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.[1]

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"

2010
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.[2]

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

2008
On November 4, 2008, Marsha Blackburn won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Randy G. Morris (D) in the general election.[3]

U.S. House, Tennessee District 7 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMarsha Blackburn incumbent 68.6% 217,332
     Democratic Randy G. Morris 31.4% 99,549
Total Votes 316,881

2006
On November 7, 2006, Marsha Blackburn won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Bill Morrison (D), Kathleen A. Culver (I), James B. "Mickey" White (I), William J. Smith (I), John L. Rimer (I) and Gayl G. Pratt (I) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, Tennessee District 7 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMarsha Blackburn incumbent 66% 152,288
     Democratic Bill Morrison 31.8% 73,369
     Independent Kathleen A. Culver 0.8% 1,806
     Independent James B. "Mickey" White 0.4% 898
     Independent William J. Smith 0.4% 848
     Independent John L. Rimer 0.3% 710
     Independent Gayl G. Pratt 0.3% 663
Total Votes 230,582

2004
On November 2, 2004, Marsha Blackburn won re-election to the United States House. She ran unopposed in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, Tennessee District 7 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMarsha Blackburn incumbent 100% 232,404
Total Votes 232,404

2002
On November 5, 2002, Marsha Blackburn won election to the United States House. She defeated Tim Barron (D) and Rick Patterson (I) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Tennessee District 7 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMarsha Blackburn 70.7% 138,314
     Democratic Tim Barron 26.5% 51,790
     Independent Rick Patterson 2.8% 5,423
     N/A Write-in 0% 31
Total Votes 195,558

2000
On November 7, 2000, Ed Bryant won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Richard P. Sims (D) and Denis Solee (L) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, Tennessee District 7 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngEd Bryant 69.6% 171,056
     Democratic Richard P. Sims 29.1% 71,587
     Libertarian Richard P. Sims 1.2% 2,941
     Write-in Denis Solee 0% 65
Total Votes 245,649

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 7th congressional district prior to the 2010 redistricting.
See also: Redistricting in Tennessee

The T.N. Legislature is expected to soon vote on the GOP-proposed new congressional map. Tennessee did not lose or gain any seats in the redistricting process. [8]

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