Tennessee's 8th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Tennessee's 8th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 7, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Stephen Lee Fincher Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Stephen Lee Fincher Republican Party
Stephen Fincher.jpg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid Republican[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe R[2]

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The 8th 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 Stephen Lee Fincher (R), who was first elected in 2010.

The 8th District is located in the northwest region of Tennessee and borders Kentucky, Missouri and Arkansas. Henry, Carroll, Weakley, Obion, Lake, Dyer, Crockett, Gibson, Madison, Haywood, Lauderdale, Tipton, Fayette and Shelby counties are included in the district.[6]


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August 7, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

District history


The 8th congressional district of Tennessee held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Stephen Lee Fincher won re-election in the district.[9]

U.S. House, Tennessee District 8 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Timothy Dixon 28.4% 79,490
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngStephen Lee Fincher Incumbent 68.3% 190,923
     Independent James Hart 2.2% 6,139
     Independent Mark Rawles 1% 2,870
Total Votes 279,422
Source: Tennessee Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Fincher won election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Roy Herron in the general election.[10]

U.S. House of Representatives, Tennessee Congressional District 8 Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngStephen Fincher Incumbent 60.3% 98,759
     Democratic Roy Herron 39.7% 64,960
Total Votes 163,719

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