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On November 4, 2008, [[Lamar Alexander]] won re-election to the [[United States Senate]].  He defeated Robert D. Tuke, Edward L. Buck, Christopher G. Fenner, Daniel Towers Lewis, Chris Lugo, Ed Lawhorn, and David Gatchell in the general election.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2008election.pdf ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'' "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008"]</ref>
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On November 4, 2008, [[Lamar Alexander]] won re-election to the [[United States Senate]].  He defeated Robert D. Tuke, Edward L. Buck, Christopher G. Fenner, Daniel Towers Lewis, Chris Lugo, Ed Lawhorn, and David Gatchell in the general election.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2008election.pdf ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'', "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008"]</ref>
  
 
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On November 7, 2006, [[Bob Corker]] won election to the [[United States Senate]].  He defeated Harold E. Ford, Jr., Ed Choate, David Gatchell, Emory “Bo” Heyward, Gary Keplinger, Christopher Joseph Lugo, James Anthony Gray, Gloria D. Reagon Price, and Mary Taylor Shelby in the general election.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2006/2006Stat.htm ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'' "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006"]</ref>
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On November 7, 2006, [[Bob Corker]] won election to the [[United States Senate]].  He defeated Harold E. Ford, Jr., Ed Choate, David Gatchell, Emory “Bo” Heyward, Gary Keplinger, Christopher Joseph Lugo, James Anthony Gray, Gloria D. Reagon Price, and Mary Taylor Shelby in the general election.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2006/2006Stat.htm ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'', "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006"]</ref>
  
 
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2012 U.S. Senate Elections in Tennessee

CandidatesPollsElection History

November 6 Election Winner:
Bob Corker Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Bob Corker Republican Party
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Cook Political Report Race Rating
     Solid R (Prior to election)

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2012 U.S. House Elections

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Voters in Tennessee elected one member to the U.S. Senate in the November 6, 2012 elections.

Incumbent Bob Corker (R) won re-election on November 6, 2012.[1]

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
April 5, 2012
August 2, 2012
November 6, 2012

Primary: Tennessee has an open primary system, in which any registered voter can choose which party's primary to vote in, without having to be a member of that party.

Voter registration: Voters had to register to vote in the primary by July 3, 2012. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 8, 2012.[2]

See also: Tennessee elections, 2012

Incumbent: The election filled the Class 1 Senate seat, which was held by Bob Corker (R). First elected in 2006, Corker ran for re-election in 2012.

Election results

U.S. Senate, Tennessee General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBob Corker Incumbent 64.9% 1,506,443
     Democratic Mark E. Clayton 30.4% 705,882
     Constitution Kermit Steck 0.8% 18,620
     Green Martin Pleasant 1.7% 38,472
     Libertarian Shaun E. Crowell 0.9% 20,936
     Independent David Gatchell 0.3% 6,523
     Independent Michael Joseph Long 0.3% 8,085
     Independent Troy Stephen Scoggin 0.3% 8,080
Total Votes 2,320,189
Source: Tennessee Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Candidates

Note: Election results were added on election night as races were called. Vote totals were added after official election results had been certified. For more information about Ballotpedia's election coverage plan, click here. If you find any errors in this list, please email: Geoff Pallay.
General election candidates

August 2, 2012, primary results
Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian candidate

Independent Independent candidates

Race background

Republican incumbent Bob Corker was first elected in 2006. He ran for re-election in 2012 against Democratic nominee Mark Clayton, who, like Corker, overtook several challengers to earn his party's nomination in the August 2nd, 2012 primary election. The major party candidates appeared on November's ballot alongside seven third party candidates: Shaun Crowell, David Gatchell, James Higdon, Michel Long, Troy Scoggin, Kermit Steck, and Martin Pleasant.

Competitiveness

According to an analysis of the 2012 Senate races published by The New York Times, the Tennessee Senate race is rated as solid Republican.[7]

Race rating

Cook Political Report

Each month the Cook Political Report released race ratings for President, U.S. Senate, U.S. House (competitive only) and Governors. There were seven possible designations:[8]

     Solid Democratic
     Likely Democratic
     Lean Democratic

     Tossup

     Lean Republican
     Likely Republican
     Solid Republican

Cook Political Report Race Rating -- Tennessee Senate
Month Rating
October 4, 2012[9]     
September 13, 2012[10]     
August 21, 2012[11]     
July 12, 2012[12]     
May 31, 2012[13]     
May 10, 2012[14]     
March 22, 2012[15]     
March 1, 2012[16]     
January 26, 2012[17]     
December 22, 2011[18]     
December 1, 2011[19]     

Election history

2012

After Mark Clayton won the Democratic primary to challenge incumbent Republican Sen. Bob Corker in November, the Democratic Party of Tennessee disavowed him as their candidate, saying he was part of an anti-gay hate group and did not uphold Democratic values. Even though Clayton won the primary with a sizable margin, state Democratic officials said they would do nothing to further his candidacy, and urged voters to vote for a write-in candidate in the fall.[20]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Lamar Alexander won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Robert D. Tuke, Edward L. Buck, Christopher G. Fenner, Daniel Towers Lewis, Chris Lugo, Ed Lawhorn, and David Gatchell in the general election.[21]

U.S. Senate, Tennessee General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLamar Alexander Incumbent 65.1% 1,579,477
     Democratic Robert D. Tuke 31.6% 767,236
     Independent Edward L. Buck 1.3% 31,631
     Independent Christopher G. Fenner 0.5% 11,073
     Independent Daniel Towers Lewis 0.4% 9,367
     Independent Chris Lugo 0.4% 9,170
     Independent Ed Lawhorn 0.4% 8,986
     Independent David Gatchell 0.3% 7,645
Total Votes 2,424,585

2006

On November 7, 2006, Bob Corker won election to the United States Senate. He defeated Harold E. Ford, Jr., Ed Choate, David Gatchell, Emory “Bo” Heyward, Gary Keplinger, Christopher Joseph Lugo, James Anthony Gray, Gloria D. Reagon Price, and Mary Taylor Shelby in the general election.[22]

U.S. Senate, Tennessee General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBob Corker 50.7% 929,911
     Democratic Harold E. Ford, Jr. 48% 879,976
     Independent Ed Choate 0.6% 10,831
     Independent David Gatchell 0.2% 3,746
     Independent Emory “Bo” Heyward 0.2% 3,580
     Independent Gary Keplinger 0.2% 3,033
     Independent Christopher Joseph Lugo 0.1% 2,589
     Independent James Anthony Gray 0% 14
     Independent Gloria D. Reagon Price 0% 13
     Independent Mary Taylor Shelby 0% 1
     Independent 0% 1
Total Votes 1,833,695

See also

External links

References

  1. ABC News, "2012 General Election Results," accessed November 6, 2012
  2. Tennessee Secretary of State "Elections Calendar," accessed July 27, 2012
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 TN.gov "Unofficial US Filings," April 5, 2012
  4. Tennessee Secretary of State "2012 Official Primary List"
  5. Nooga.com "Bedford County resident Mark Twain hopes to unseat Sen. Bob Corker," accessed January 6, 2012
  6. Knox News "Corker Gets a Republican Challenger (relying on 'tea party' fervor')," accessed January 6, 2012
  7. The New York Times, "2012 Senate race ratings," accessed September 17, 2012
  8. Cook Political Report "Our Accuracy," accessed December 12, 2011
  9. Cook Political Report "2012 SENATE RACE RATINGS," October 4, 2012
  10. Cook Political Report "2012 SENATE RACE RATINGS," September 13, 2012
  11. Cook Political Report "2012 SENATE RACE RATINGS," August 21, 2012
  12. Cook Political Report "2012 SENATE RACE RATINGS," July 12, 2012
  13. Cook Political Report "2012 SENATE RACE RATINGS," May 31, 2012
  14. Cook Political Report "2012 SENATE RACE RATINGS," May 10, 2012
  15. Cook Political Report "2012 SENATE RACE RATINGS," March 22, 2012
  16. Cook Political Report "2012 SENATE RACE RATINGS," March 1, 2012
  17. Cook Political Report "2012 SENATE RACE RATINGS," January 26, 2012
  18. Cook Political Report "2012 SENATE RACE RATINGS," December 27, 2011
  19. Cook Political Report "2012 SENATE RACE RATINGS," December 1, 2011
  20. The Tennessean "Democratic Party disavows Senate nominee" Accessed August 4, 2012
  21. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008"
  22. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006"