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2014 U.S. Senate Elections in Tennessee

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 7, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Lamar Alexander Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Lamar Alexander Republican Party
Lamar Alexander.jpg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid Republican[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe R[2]

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2014 U.S. House Elections

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Voters in Tennessee will elect one member to the U.S. Senate in the election 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]

The election will fill the Senate seat currently held by Lamar Alexander (R). Alexander was first elected in 2002.


Note: Prior to the signature filing deadline, candidates will be added when Ballotpedia writers come across declared candidates. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.


Involvement in Syria

According to a report by The Hill in September 2013, Joe Carr was among four Republican senate candidates who had come out against intervening in Syria while the incumbent challenger, in this case Alexander, remained undecided.[11]

Election history


On November 6, 2012, Bob Corker won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Mark Clayton, Shaun Crowell, David Gatchell, James Higdon, Michel Long, Troy Scoggin, Kermit Steck, and Martin Pleasant, in the general election.

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"


On November 4, 2008, Lamar Alexander won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Robert D. Tuke (R), Edward L. Buck (D), Christopher G. Fenner (I), Daniel Towers Lewis (I), Chris Lugo (I), Ed Lawhorn (I), and David Gatchell (I) in the general election.[12]

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

See also

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