Political newcomer Scott DesJarlais is one of three Tennessee Republicans who won Congressional seats previously held by Democrats. The physician from Jasper says he’ll make fiscal matters a priority when he gets to Washington.
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A political newcomer in Tennessee’s 8th District soundly defeated a longtime state legislator. Frog Jump farmer Stephen Fincher will be the first Republican congressman from Northwest Tennessee in a century.
Tuesday night’s Republican tidal wave swept an incumbent out of Congress in Tennessee’s 4th District. Rep. Lincoln Davis was soundly defeated by political newcomer Scott DesJarlais.
A physician from a small town near Chattanooga rode the Republican wave last night to oust incumbent Congressman Lincoln Davis in Tennessee’s 4th Congressional district.
The fight over several of Tennessee’s Congressional seats turned ugly this election season. As voters go to the polls today, some say the mudslinging tarnished their opinion of candidates who went on the attack.
Republicans are expecting big gains in Tennessee after today. As many as three congressional seats are in play as well as the governor’s office. Some voters say they’re trying to send a message to Washington.
Independent candidates on this year’s ballot are in a fight against history. No Tennessean has become governor or won a congressional seat without a party affiliation. But long odds haven’t stopped more than 40 independents from jumping in this year.
If congressional campaigns are measured by fundraising and TV ads, Tennessee’s 8th District is the most competitive in the state.
Democratic State Senator Roy Herron says his opponent in the 8th Congressional District race should disclose financial documents like his fellow Republican congressional candidate in the 6th District.
The National Republican Congressional Committee is investing heavily in some of Tennessee’s Congressional races.
Democrat Roy Herron is attacking his opponent in the 8th District congressional race for vowing to not work with the Obama Administration.
A Republican unity tour has been planned for the 6th Congressional District, minus the runner-up. The Tennessee GOP has held events with gubernatorial and congressional candidates as a way to mend fences after contentious primary battles this month.
Congressman Marsha Blackburn of Brentwood has refused to accept an invitation to debate her Democratic challenger, Greg Rabidoux. Blackburn says during the August recess she’s devoted very little time to traditional campaigning and filled her days with town hall-style meetings.
A bitter fight for the GOP nomination in the 8th Congressional District has turned cordial. The three leading candidates are on a kind of Republican unity tour.
Democrat Lincoln Davis has just completed a series of town hall meetings in the 4th Congressional District. Always in the crowd was a representative from the Tennessee Republican Party, which is looking for something to use against him.
It was a three-way brawl for the GOP nomination for congress from the Sixth Congressional District. It wasn’t over until every precinct was counted.
Lawyer and Iraq War veteran Brett Carter squeaked out of a tight Democratic primary in the 6th Congressional District, where Bart Gordon is retiring.
The top three Republican candidates vying to unseat Nashville Congressman Jim Cooper were separated by just 350 votes.
A young farmer from Frog Jump easily won the Republican nomination in the 8th Congressional District race. Stephen Fincher captured roughly half the votes, with the rest split between his two main GOP opponents.
The three-way Republican race to get the party’s nomination for governor has pushed many voters to the polls