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United States House of Representatives elections in Tennessee, 2018

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All nine Tennessee seats to the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Republican Democratic
Last election 7 2
Seats won 7 2
Seat change
Popular vote 1,279,655 846,450
Percentage 59.25% 39.19%
Swing 3.22% 5.86%

The 2018 United States House of Representatives elections in Tennessee will be held on November 6, 2018, to elect the nine U.S. Representatives from the state of Tennessee, one from each of the state's nine congressional districts. The elections will coincide with the elections of other federal and state offices, including the gubernatorial election.

District 1

The 1st district covers the northeastern corner of the states and is anchored by the Tri-Cities area including the cities of Greeneville, Johnson City, and Kingsport. This is a heavily Republican district with a PVI of R+28. The incumbent is Republican Phil Roe, who has represented the district since 2009. Roe was re-elected with 78% of the vote in 2016.

Roe had initially promised to serve only five terms when first elected in 2008, but announced in February 2018 that he would run again that November.[1]

Republican primary

Results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Phil Roe (incumbent) 71,531 73.7
Republican Todd McKinley 16,173 16.7
Republican James Brooks 5,053 5.2
Republican Mickie Lou Banyas 4,250 4.4
Total votes 97,007 100.0

Democratic primary

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Marty Olsen 13,275 100.0
Total votes 13,275 100.0

General election

Results[edit]

Tennessee's 1st congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Phil Roe (incumbent) 172,835 77.1
Democratic Marty Olsen 47,138 21.0
Independent Michael Salyer 4,309 1.9
Total votes 224,282 100.0
Republican hold

District 2

The 2nd district is located in northeastern Tennessee and is centered around Knoxville and its surrounding suburbs; other cities include Jefferson City and Tazewell. This district has a PVI of R+20. The incumbent is Republican John Duncan, who has represented the district since 1988. Duncan was re-elected with 76% of the vote in 2016. On July 31, 2017, Duncan announced that he would not run for reelection in 2018. He wishes to spend more time with his family.[3] His successor will be only the seventh person (not including caretakers) to represent this district since 1909.

Republican primary

Candidates[edit]

Declared

Endorsements[edit]

Jason Emert
  • Ted Cruz, U.S. Senator from Texas and presidential candidate in 2016[5]
Jimmy Matlock
Sarah Ashley Nickloes

Results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tim Burchett 47,914 48.2
Republican Jimmy Matlock 35,845 36.1
Republican Sarah Ashley Nickloes 10,955 11.0
Republican Jason Emert 2,274 2.3
Republican Hank Hamblin 855 0.9
Republican Vito Sagliano 844 0.8
Republican C. David Stansberry 656 0.7
Total votes 99,343 100.0

Democratic primary

Candidates[edit]

Declared
  • Renee Hoyos[4]
  • Joseph Schenkenfelder[4]
  • Joshua Williams[4]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Renee Hoyos 22,203 72.4
Democratic Joshua Williams 7,076 23.1
Democratic Joseph Schenkenfelder 1,382 4.5
Total votes 30,661 100.0

Independents

Declared

Notes

  1. ^ Libertarian Party does not have ballot access. Appears on ballot as "Independent."[10]

General election

Results[edit]

Tennessee's 2nd congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tim Burchett 172,856 65.9
Democratic Renee Hoyos 86,668 33.1
Independent Greg Samples 967 0.4
Independent Jeffrey Grunau 657 0.3
Independent Marc Whitmire 637 0.2
Independent Keith LaTorre 349 0.1
Total votes 262,134 100.0
Republican hold

District 3

The 3rd district is located in eastern Tennessee and is anchored by Chattanooga; other cities include LaFollette and Oak Ridge. This district has a PVI of R+18. The incumbent is Republican Chuck Fleischmann, who has represented the district since 2011. Fleischmann was re-elected with 66% of the vote in 2016.

Republican primary

Results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Chuck Fleischmann (incumbent) 67,779 79.4
Republican Jeremy Massengale 10,212 12.0
Republican William Spurlock Sr. 5,352 6.3
Republican Harold Shevlin 2,055 2.4
Total votes 85,398 100.0

Democratic primary

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Danielle Mitchell 30,462 100.0
Total votes 30,462 100.0

General election

Results[edit]

Tennessee's 3rd congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Chuck Fleischmann (incumbent) 156,512 63.7
Democratic Danielle Mitchell 84,731 34.5
Independent Rick Tyler 4,522 1.8
Total votes 245,765 100.0
Republican hold

District 4

The 4th district is anchored by Murfreesboro in southern Tennessee; other cities include Cleveland and Mount Pleasant. This district has a PVI of R+20. The incumbent is Republican Scott DesJarlais, who has represented the district since 2011. DesJarlais was re-elected with 65% of the vote in 2016.

Republican primary

Results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Scott DesJarlais (incumbent) 61,990 70.0
Republican Jack Maddux 26,572 30.0
Total votes 88,562 100.0

Democratic primary

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mariah Phillips 15,468 47.5
Democratic Christopher Hale 11,305 34.7
Democratic Steven Reynolds 5,786 17.8
Total votes 32,559 100.0

General election

Results[edit]

Tennessee's 4th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Scott DesJarlais (incumbent) 147,323 63.4
Democratic Mariah Phillips 78,065 33.6
Independent Michael Shupe 7,056 3.0
Independent Russell Wayne Steele (write-in) 7 0.0
Total votes 232,451 100.0
Republican hold

District 5

The 5th district is centered around the state capital, Nashville, and the surrounding suburbs including the cities of Ashland City and Dickson. This district has a PVI of D+7. The incumbent is Democrat Jim Cooper, who has represented the district since 2003 and previously represented the 4th district from 1983 until 1995. Cooper was re-elected with 63% of the vote in 2016.

Republican primary

Results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jody Ball 20,125 55.8
Republican Glen Dean 15,959 44.2
Total votes 36,084 100.0

Democratic primary

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Cooper (incumbent) 69,937 100.0
Total votes 69,937 100.0

General election

Results[edit]

Tennessee's 5th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Cooper (incumbent) 177,923 67.8
Republican Jody Ball 84,317 32.2
Independent Marshal Weaver (write-in) 8 0.0
Total votes 262,248 100.0
Democratic hold

District 6

The 6th district is located in middle Tennessee including Cookeville, Gallatin, Hendersonville, and Lebanon. This district has a PVI of R+24. The incumbent is Republican Diane Black, who had represented the district since 2011. Black was re-elected with 71% of the vote in 2016.

Black ran for governor instead of re-election in 2018.[12]

Republican primary

Candidates[edit]

Declared

Endorsements[edit]

Bob Corlew
  • Tennessee Right to Life[13]
Judd Matheny
John Rose
  • Michael Nesbitt, mayor of Smith County[16]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Rose 43,788 41.3
Republican Bob Corlew 33,088 31.2
Republican Judd Matheny 16,753 15.9
Republican Lavern Vivio 9,506 9.0
Republican Christopher Monday 3,021 2.9
Total votes 106,156 100.0

Democratic primary

Candidates[edit]

Declared
  • Dawn Barlow[4]
  • Christopher Finley[4]
  • Peter Heffernan[4]
  • Merrilee Wineinger[4]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dawn Barlow 16,875 54.5
Democratic Merrilee Wineinger 6,828 22.0
Democratic Christopher Finley 4,662 15.1
Democratic Peter Heffernan 2,590 8.4
Total votes 30,955 100.0

Independents

Declared

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Libertarian Party does not have ballot access. Appears on ballot as "Independent."[10]

General election

Results[edit]

Tennessee's 6th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Rose 172,810 69.5
Democratic Dawn Barlow 70,370 28.3
Independent David Ross 3,426 1.4
Independent Lloyd Dunn 2,134 0.8
Total votes 248,740 100.0
Republican hold

District 7

The 7th district is centered around the Nashville metropolitan area including the Nashville suburbs such as Brentwood and Franklin; other cities include Clarksville and Lawrenceburg. This district has a PVI of R+20. The incumbent is Republican Marsha Blackburn, who has represented the district since 2003. Blackburn was re-elected with 72% of the vote in 2016. Blackburn was expected to run for re-election until Senator Bob Corker announced he would retire.[18] After Corker's announcement, Blackburn announced on October 5th, 2017 she would run for Corker's seat in the U.S. Senate.[19]

Republican primary

Candidates[edit]

Declared

Results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mark Green 79,393 100.0
Total votes 79,393 100.0

Democratic primary

Candidates[edit]

Declared

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Justin Kanew 20,810 62.0
Democratic Matt Reel 12,741 38.0
Total votes 33,551 100.0

General election

Results[edit]

Tennessee's 7th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mark Green 170,071 66.9
Democratic Justin Kanew 81,661 32.1
Independent Leonard Ladner 1,582 0.6
Independent Brent Legendre 1,070 0.4
Total votes 254,384 100.0
Republican hold

District 8

The 8th district is located in western Tennessee, including the cities of Jackson and Union City, and the Memphis suburbs, such as Bartlett and Germantown. This district has a PVI of R+19. The incumbent is Republican David Kustoff, who has represented the district since 2017. Kustoff was elected with 69% of the vote in 2016.

Republican primary

Results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican David Kustoff (incumbent) 57,695 56.0
Republican George Flinn Jr. 40,869 39.7
Republican Colleen Owens 4,452 4.3
Total votes 103,016 100.0

Democratic primary

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Erika Stotts Pearson 16,973 50.3
Democratic John Boatner Jr. 16,802 49.7
Total votes 33,775 100.0

General election

Results[edit]

Tennessee's 8th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican David Kustoff (incumbent) 168,030 67.7
Democratic Erika Pearson 74,755 30.1
Independent James Hart 5,560 2.2
Total votes 248,345 100.0
Republican hold

District 9

The 9th district is based around Memphis and its surrounding suburbs including Millington. This is a heavily Democratic district with a PVI of D+28. The incumbent is Democrat Steve Cohen, who has represented the district since 2007. Cohen was re-elected with 79% of the vote in 2016.

Cohen has announced he is running for re-election in 2018 and intends to run in 2020.[23]

Republican primary

Results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charlotte Bergmann 17,850 100.0
Total votes 17,850 100.0

Democratic primary

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Steve Cohen (incumbent) 66,975 91.0
Democratic Kasandra Smith 4,698 6.4
Democratic Isaac Richmond 1,951 2.6
Total votes 73,319 100.0

General election

Results[edit]

Tennessee's 9th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Steve Cohen (incumbent) 145,139 80.0
Republican Charlotte Bergmann 34,901 19.2
Independent Leo AwGoWhat 1,436 0.8
Total votes 181,476 100.0
Democratic hold

See also

References

  1. ^ "Roe to run for re-election". Johnson City Press. 2018-02-08.
  2. ^ a b "Tennessee Election Results". elections.tn.gov. Retrieved September 12, 2018.
  3. ^ "Associated Press News". AP News. Retrieved September 12, 2018.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v "Petitions Filed as of April 10, 2018" (PDF). Tennessee Secretary of State Division of Elections. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  5. ^ Jason Emert. "BREAKING: I am honored to have the support of a strong, principled conservative like Ted Cruz". Twitter.
  6. ^ a b Tom Humphrey (June 28, 2018). "Matlock endorsed by chairman of U.S. House Freedom Caucus". The Tennessee Journal.
  7. ^ "Winning For Women Endorses Ashley Nickloes for Election in Tennessee's 2nd Congressional District in Latest Round of Candidate Endorsements". Winning For Women. May 9, 2018.
  8. ^ With Honor. "With Honor's endorsed candidate of the day: Ashley Nickloes for Congress. A Lt. Colonel in the Tennessee Air National Guard, Nickloes is running in #TN02". Facebook.
  9. ^ "News Sentinel endorses Ashley Nickloes for GOP nomination for Congress". Knoxville News Sentinel. July 20, 2018.
  10. ^ a b "Let's turn TN into OK! - Libertarian Party". November 13, 2017. Retrieved September 12, 2018.
  11. ^ "SAMPLES, WILLIAM - Candidate overview - FEC.gov". FEC.gov. Retrieved September 12, 2018.
  12. ^ Garrison, Joey (February 9, 2017). "Diane Black, weighing run for governor, meets with state GOP leaders". The Tennessean. Retrieved March 3, 2017.
  13. ^ "Bob Corlew endorsed by TN Right to Life in 6th Congressional District GOP primary – TNJ". June 29, 2018. Retrieved September 12, 2018.
  14. ^ Staff, Tennessee Star (June 26, 2018). "Rep. Dana Rohrbacher Endorses Judd Matheny in 6th Congressional District GOP Primary". Retrieved September 12, 2018.
  15. ^ Admin (June 23, 2018). "Judd Matheny Gets Endorsement of Michael Reagan for Congressional Bid in Tennessee's 6th". Retrieved September 12, 2018.
  16. ^ Wilson, Wendy (September 28, 2017). "John Rose Steps Up Campaign to Represent Tennessee's 6th Congressional District". Retrieved September 12, 2018.
  17. ^ "David Ross announces independent run for Congress". September 28, 2016. Retrieved September 12, 2018.
  18. ^ Ebert, Joel (June 6, 2017). "Marsha Blackburn won't challenge Sen. Corker, will seek re-election". The Tennessean. Retrieved June 6, 2017.
  19. ^ "Marsha Blackburn, 'Politically Incorrect And Proud Of It,' Runs For Senate In Tenn". npr.org. October 5, 2017. Retrieved October 8, 2017.
  20. ^ "Blackburn for Senate, Green for House". Nashville Post. Retrieved 2017-10-17.
  21. ^ Wade Gervin, Cari (June 2, 2017). "Dem psychologist to run in 2nd District". NashvillePost.com. Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  22. ^ "Green Beret running for Blackburn's seat - Nashville Post". Nashville Post. Retrieved September 12, 2018.
  23. ^ Risher, Wayne (December 31, 2016). "Cohen says he'll seek reelection in 2018, 2020". The Commercial Appeal. Retrieved March 2, 2017.

External links

Official campaign websites of first district candidates
Official campaign websites of second district candidates
Official campaign websites of third district candidates
Official campaign websites of fourth district candidates
Official campaign websites of fifth district candidates
Official campaign websites of sixth district candidates
Official campaign websites of seventh district candidates
Official campaign websites of eighth district candidates
Official campaign websites of ninth district candidates


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