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United States Senate elections in Tennessee, 2014

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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:
Pending
Incumbent prior to election:
Lamar Alexander Republican Party
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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.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
April 3, 2014
August 7, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Tennessee has an open primary system, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary.

Voter registration: Pending

See also: Tennessee elections, 2014

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

Candidates

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.

Campaign contributions

Lamar Alexander

Lamar Alexander (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[7]April 15, 2013$1,010,758.68$1,011,187.37$(216,029.39)$1,805,916.66
July Quarterly[8]July 15, 2013$1,805,916.66$2,039,529.20$(723,012.28)$3,122,433.58
October Quarterly[9]October 15, 2013$3,122,433.58$842,131.03$(1,158,871.38)$2,805,693.23
Year-End[10]January 31, 2014$2,805,693$774,639$(402,356)$3,177,975
April Quarterly[11]April 15, 2014$3,177,975.95$643,440.80$(703,032.63)$3,118,384.17
Running totals
$5,310,927.4$(3,203,301.68)

Joe Carr

Joe Carr (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[12]7/15/2013$0.00$205,479.00$(13,837.71)$191,641.29
July Quarterly[13]7/15/2013$191,641.29$100,225.00$(16,858.01)$275,008.28
October Quarterly[14]10/15/2013$275,008.28$52,276.98$(41,778.03)$285,507.23
Year-End[15]January 31, 2014$285,507$251,173$(131,530)$405,150
Running totals
$609,153.98$(204,003.75)

Brenda Lenard

Brenda Lenard (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[16]April 11, 2013$4,250.32$3,106.68$(6,891.64)$465.36
July Quarterly[17]July 15, 2013$465.36$0.00$(0.00)$465.36
October Quarterly[18]October 15, 2013$465.36$1,047.18$(7,339.72)$3,582.82
Running totals
$4,153.86$(14,231.36)

Larry Crim

Larry Crim (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[19]April 11, 2013$2,633.22$0$(1,775.83)$857.39
July Quarterly[20]July 11, 2013$857.39$2,365.00$(3,029.00)$193.39
October Quarterly[21]October 13, 2013$193.39$30,045.00$(12,408.00)$17,830.39
Year-End[22]February 4, 2014$17,830$10,190$(9,185)$18,835
April Quarterly[23]April 12, 2014$18,835.39$11,816.00$(6,748.00)$23,903.39
Running totals
$54,416$(33,145.83)

Issues

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.[24]

Election history

2012

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"

2008

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.[25]

On November 4, 2008, 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.[26]

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

External links

References

  1. Washington Post, "Lamar Alexander draws primary challenger", accessed August 20, 2013
  2. Dannypageforsenate.com, "About", accessed December 26, 2013
  3. Lamar Alexander for U.S. Senate 2014 Official Campaign Website, "Homepage," accessed July 31, 2013
  4. Campaign website, Accessed July 8, 2013
  5. Larry Crim for U.S. Senate 2014 Official Campaign website, "Homepage," accessed July 31, 2013
  6. [email submission on November 11, 2013]
  7. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed August 1, 2013
  8. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed August 1, 2013
  9. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 30, 2013
  10. Federal Election Commission, "Alexander Year-End," accessed February 14, 2014
  11. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 22, 2014
  12. FEC, "April Quarterly", accessed November 26, 2013
  13. FEC, "July Quarterly", accessed November 26, 2013
  14. FEC, "October Quarterly", accessed November 26, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Joe Carr Year-End," accessed February 14, 2014
  16. FEC, "April Quarterly", accessed November 26, 2013
  17. FEC, "July Quarterly", accessed November 26, 2013
  18. FEC, "October Quarterly", accessed November 26, 2013
  19. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly", accessed November 26, 2013
  20. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly", accessed November 26, 2013
  21. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly", accessed November 26, 2013
  22. Federal Election Commission, "Year-End," accessed February 14, 2014
  23. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 24, 2014
  24. Politico, "Senate primary challengers target GOP incumbents on Syria strikes," September 8, 2013
  25. U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008"
  26. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008"