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

November 4 Election Winner:
Marsha Blackburn Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Marsha Blackburn Republican Party
Marsha Blackburn.jpg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid Republican[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe R[2]

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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.

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 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.


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August 7, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

District history


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.[8]

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, Blackburn won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. She defeated Greg Rabidoux and J.W. "Bill" Stone in the general election.[9]

U.S. House of Representatives, Tennessee Congressional District 7 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

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