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Tennessee Department of State - Division of Elections
2010 Tennessee Congressional and Statewide Races
Primary Filing Deadline: 4/1/10, Independent Filing Deadline: 4/1/10, Primary: 8/5/10, General Election: 11/2/10,
Last Updated: November 29, 2010
Predictions, Notes, List of State Parties, State Media,
Governor, 68.6% in '06, 2nd term, Phil Bredesen (D) barred from 3rd term, next election in 2010, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Leans Republican, Chris Cillizza: One of the Most Likely Governor to Switch Party, Cook Political Report: Solid Republican, Rasmussen Reports' Gubernatorial Scorecard: Solid Republican, Rothenberg Political Report: Safe Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Likely Republican,
businessman Mike McWherter (D) 33.1%, Mayor Bill Haslam (R) 65.0%, Carl "Two Feathers" Whitaker (I) 0.4%,
Brandon Dodds (I) 0.3%,
Bayron Binkley (I) 0.3%,
'02 Senate candidate / '04 & '06 congressional candidate Prohibition Party nominee June Griffin (I) 0.2%,
Linda Kay Perry (I) 0.1%,
Howard M. Switzer (G) 0.1%,
Samuel David Duck (I) 0.1%,
Thomas Smith, II (I) 0.1%,
Toni K. Hall (I) 0.1%,
David "None of the Above" Gatchell (I) 0.1%,
Boyce T. McCall (I) 0.1%,
James Reesor (I) 0.1%,
Floyd Knois (I) 0.04%,
Donald Ray McFolin (I) 0.04%,
'02 independent candidate / '10 GOP Primary candidate / Basil J. Marceaux (WI),
Senator, 50.7% in '06, 1st term, next election in 2012, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
Bob Corker (R),
Senator, 65.2% in '08, 2nd term, next election in 2014, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
Lamar Alexander (R),
1st Congressional District, 71.8% in '08, 1st term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report: Solid Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe Republican,
Michael E. Clark (D) 17.1%, David P. "Phil" Roe (R) 80.8%, Kermit E. Steck (C) 2.0%,
2nd Congressional District, 78.2% in '08, 12th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report: Solid Republican,
Dave Hancock (D) 14.7%, John J. Duncan, Jr. (R) 81.7%, Joseph R. Leinweber, Jr. (I) 1.4%,
D.H. "Andy" Andrew (I) 1.1%,
Greg Samples (I) 0.7%,
H. James Headings (C) 0.3%,
3rd Congressional District, 69.4% in '08, 8th term, Zach Wamp (R) ran for Governor, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report: Solid Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe Republilcan,
John Wolfe, Jr. (D) 28.0%, ex-radio host / attorney Chuck Fleischmann (R) 56.8%, attorney Savas T. Kyriakidis (I) 10.5%,
businessman Mark DeVol (I) 3.6%,
Don Barkman (I) 0.5%,
Robert Humphries (I) 0.2%,
engineer Gregory "Greg" C. Goodwin (I) 0.2%,
Morris "Mo" Kiah (I) 0.1%,
4th Congressional District, 58.8% in '08, 4th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Leans Democratic, Cook Political Report: Toss Up, Rothenberg Political Report: Pure Toss-Up, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Leans Republican, The Hill's Race Ratings: Likely Democratic,
Lincoln Davis (D) 38.6%, physician Scott E. DesJarlais (R) 57.1%, Paul H. Curtis (I) 1.7%,
Gerald York (I) 1.1%,
James Gray (I) 0.9%,
Richard S. Johnson (I) 0.5%,
5th Congressional District, 65.9% in '08, 4th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Cook Political Report: Likely Democratic,
James H. "Jim" Cooper (D) 56.2%, David Hall (R) 42.1%, computer engineer Stephen W. Collings (L) 0.3%,
John "Big John" Smith (I) 0.3%,
Jacqueline "Jackie" Miller (I) 0.3%,
John P. Miglietta (G) 0.2%,
William "Bill" Crook (I) 0.2%,
businessman James G. Whitfield, II (I) 0.2%,
Joe D. Moore, Jr. (I) 0.1%,
Thomas "Clark" Taylor (I) 0.1%,
6th Congressional District, 74.4% in '08, Barton J. "Bart" Gordon (D) retiring after 13th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Chris Cillizza: one of the most likely seats to switch parties, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report: Likely Republican, Hotline's Competitive House Race, Rothenberg Political Report: Republican Favored, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Likely Republican, First Readís Field of 64, The Hill's Race Ratings: Likely Republican,
attorney Brett Carter (D) 29.4%, St. Sen. Diane Black (R) 67.3%, Jim Boyd (I) 1.1%,
David Purcell (I) 0.7%,
Tommy N. Hay (I) 0.7%,
Brandon E. Gore (I) 0.6%,
Stephen R. Sprague (I) 0.3%,
7th Congressional District, 68.6% in '08, 4th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report: Solid Republican,
professor Greg Rabidoux (D) 24.7%, Marsha Blackburn (R) 72.4%, J. W. "Bill" Stone (I) 2.9%,
8th Congressional District, unopposed in '08, John S. Tanner (D) retiring after 11th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Chris Cillizza: one of the most likely seats to switch parties, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Leans Republican, Cook Political Report: Lean Republican, Hotline's Competitive House Race, Rothenberg Political Report: Republican Favored, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Likely Republican, First Readís Field of 64, The Hill's Race Ratings: Toss-up,
St. Sen. Roy Herron (D) 38.8%, farmer Stephen Lee Fincher (R) 59.0%, TEA Party activist / consultant / Navy vet Donn Janes (I) 1.4%,
Mark J. Rawles (I) 0.7%,
9th Congressional District, 87.9% in '08, 2nd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Cook Political Report: Solid Democratic,
Stephen I "Steve" Cohen (D) 74.0%, businesswoman Charlotte Bergmann (R) 25.1%, Sandra Sullivan (I) 0.5%,
Perry Steele (I) 0.4%,

1. Link to Predictions:
D.C.'s Political Report,
Washington Post's Chris Cillizza,
Campaign & Elections: Political Oddsmaker,
Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard,
Cook Political Report,
National Journal's Rankings,
Rothenberg Political Report,
Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball,

2. D.C.'s Political Report's stars indicate the rating of the race from 1 star to 5 stars depending on its entertainment value.
The color indicates D.C.'s Political Report's prediction of the winning party.
= Democrat retain control, = Democrats take over control,
= Republican retain control, = Republicans take over control,
= Independent / 3rd Party retains control, = Independent / 3rd Party take over control
Bold indicates incumbent. Yellow district indicates open races.
Light Blue boxes indicates Democrats maintained control. Light Red boxes indicates Republicans maintained control.
Blue boxes indicates Democrats took control. Red boxes indicates Republicans took control.

3. Key to Tennessee Political Parties:
(Com) = Communist Party
(C) = Constitution Party
(D) = Democratic Party
(G) = Green Party
(I) = independent candidates
(L) = Libertarian Party
(Pro) = Prohibition Party
(R) = Republican Party
(S) = Socialist Party
(WI) = Write-in candidates

4. Tennessee Media Links:
Bradley County News Weekly
Chattanooga Times Free Press
Cleveland Daily Banner
Elizabethton Star
Franklin Review-Appeal
Knoxville News-Sentinel
Memphis Commercial Appeal
Memphis Flyer
Morristown Citizen Tribune
Murfreesboro Daily News Journal
Nashville Digest
Nashville Scene
Nashville Tennessean
The Oak Ridger
Sevierville / Gatlinburg Mountain Press
Shelbyville Times-Gazette
Sparta Expositor
Tennessee Elections
Tennessee Politics
Tullahoma.net
WATE TV-6
WBBJ TV-7
WBIR TV-10
WDEF TV-12
WJHL TV-11
WKRN TV-2
WPTY TV-24
WREG TV-3
WSMV TV-4
WTNZ TV-43
WTVC TV-9
WTVF TV-5


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