Tennessee State Profile

Election Schedule

State Primary:2014-8-7

Election Vitals

Governor:Bill Haslam (R) re-election in 2014
Senator:Lamar Alexander (R) re-election 2014
Senator:Bob Corker (R) re-election 2018

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Past Presidential Elections

Percentage of Votes for Jimmy Carter in 1976 55.9%
Percentage of Votes for Gerald Ford in 1976 42.9%
Percentage of Votes for Jimmy Carter in 1980 48.4%
Percentage of Votes for Ronald Reagan in 1980 48.7%
Percentage of Votes for Walter Mondale in 1984 41.6%
Percentage of Votes for Ronald Reagan in 1984 57.8%
Percentage of Votes for Michael Dukakis in 1988 41.5%
Percentage of Votes for George Bush in 1988 57.9%
Percentage of Votes for Bill Clinton in 1992 47.1%
Percentage of Votes for George Bush in 1992 42.4%
Percentage of Votes for Bill Clinton in 1996 48.0%
Percentage of Votes for Bob Dole in 1996 45.6%
Percentage of Votes for Al Gore in 2000 47.3%
Percentage of Votes for George W. Bush in 2000 51.1%
Percentage of Votes for John Kerry in 2004 42.5%
Percentage of Votes for George W. Bush in 2004 56.8%
Percentage of Votes for Barack Obama in 2008 41.8%
Percentage of Votes for John McCain in 2008 56.9%
Percentage of Votes for Barack Obama in 2012 39.1%
Percentage of Votes for Mitt Romney in 2012 59.5%

Previous Election Results, other races

1996 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Fred Thompson Republican 1,091,554 61.4%
Houston Gordon Democratic 654,937 36.8%
John Hooker Independent 14,401 0.8%
Bruce Gold Independent 5,865 0.3%
Robert Watson Independent 5,569 0.3%
Greg Samples Independent 4,104 0.2%
Philip Kienlen Independent 2,173 0.1%
1996 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Houston Gordon Democratic 156,704 63.5%
Ashley King Democratic 89,887 36.5%
1996 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Fred Thompson Republican 266,549 94.1%
Jim Counts Republican 16,715 5.9%
1998 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Don Sundquist Republican 669,973 68.7%
John Hooker Democratic 287,750 29.5%
Alexander Hamilton Sr. Independent 5,899 0.6%
Irwin Gibbs Independent 4,651 0.5%
Lonnie Creech Independent 3,723 0.4%
Thomas Smith Independent 1,851 0.2%
Karl Smithson Independent 1,841 0.2%
1998 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
John Hooker Democratic 123,384 41.4%
Mike Whitaker Democratic 83,542 28.0%
Sherry Whittenberg Democratic 28,822 9.7%
Luther Best Democratic 25,565 8.6%
Donald Jackson Democratic 18,458 6.2%
Virginia Nyabongo Democratic 12,352 4.1%
Jerral Parris Democratic 5,740 1.9%
1998 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Don Sundquist Republican 358,786 92.5%
Shirley Beck-Vosse Republican 28,951 7.5%
2000 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Bill Frist Republican 1,255,444 65.1%
Jeff Clark Democratic 621,152 32.2%
Tom Burrell Green 25,815 1.3%
Charles Johnson Independent 10,004 0.5%
Robert Watson Independent 8,416 0.4%
David Ownby Independent 4,388 0.2%
Joel Kinstle Independent 3,135 0.2%
2000 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jeff Clark Democratic 64,851 34.3%
John Hooker Democratic 64,041 33.8%
Mary Taylor-Shelby Democratic 28,604 15.1%
Shannon Wood Democratic 25,372 13.4%
James Looney Democratic 6,354 3.4%
2002 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Phil Bredesen Democratic 837,284 50.7%
Van Hilleary Republican 786,803 47.6%
Edwin Sanders Independent 7,749 0.5%
Carl Whitaker Independent 5,308 0.3%
John Hooker Independent 4,577 0.3%
David Gatchell Independent 2,991 0.2%
Gabriel Givens Independent 1,591 0.1%
Ray Ledford Independent 1,589 0.1%
James Herren Independent 1,210 0.1%
Charles Wilhoit Jr. Independent 898 0.1%
Marivuana Leinoff Independent 645 0.0%
Francis Waldron Independent 635 0.0%
Ronny Simmons Independent 630 0.0%
Robert Watson Independent 579 0.0%
Basil Marceaux I Independent 302 0.0%
2002 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Phil Bredesen Democratic 426,418 79.1%
Randy Nichols Democratic 38,322 7.1%
Charles Smith Democratic 34,547 6.4%
Charles Brown Democratic 17,506 3.2%
L. Best Democratic 16,007 3.0%
Floyd Conover Democratic 6,218 1.2%
2002 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Van Hilleary Republican 343,543 64.4%
Jim Henry Republican 159,862 29.9%
Bob Tripp Republican 17,156 3.2%
Dave Kelley Republican 8,581 1.6%
Jessie McDonald Republican 4,682 0.9%
2002 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Lamar Alexander Republican 891,420 54.3%
Bob Clement Democratic 728,295 44.4%
John Hooker Independent 6,407 0.4%
Wesley Baker Independent 6,105 0.4%
Connie Gammon Independent 5,346 0.3%
Karl Davidson Independent 2,216 0.1%
Basil Marceaux I Independent 1,173 0.1%
H. Gary Keplinger Independent 1,103 0.1%
2002 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Bob Clement Democratic 418,172 82.3%
Gary Davis Democratic 50,563 9.9%
Cher Hopkey Democratic 14,481 2.8%
Michael Hampstead Democratic 12,940 2.5%
Alvin Strauss Democratic 12,241 2.4%
2002 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Lamar Alexander Republican 295,052 53.8%
Ed Bryant Republican 233,678 42.6%
Mary Taylor-Shelby Republican 5,589 1.0%
June Griffin Republican 4,930 0.9%
Michael Todd Republican 4,002 0.7%
James DuBose Republican 3,572 0.7%
Christopher Fenner Republican 1,552 0.3%
2006 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Phil Bredesen Democratic 1,247,491 68.6%
Jim Bryson Republican 540,853 29.7%
Carl Whitaker Independent 11,374 0.6%
George Banks Independent 7,531 0.4%
Charles Smith Independent 4,083 0.2%
Howard Switzer Independent 2,711 0.1%
David Gatchell Independent 2,385 0.1%
Marivuana Leinoff Independent 2,114 0.1%
2006 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Phil Bredesen Democratic 393,004 88.5%
John Hooker Democratic 31,933 7.2%
Tim Sevier Democratic 11,562 2.6%
Walt Ward Democratic 7,555 1.7%
2006 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jim Bryson Republican 160,786 50.0%
David Farmer Republican 50,900 15.8%
Joe Kirkpatrick Republican 34,491 10.7%
Mark Albertini Republican 29,184 9.1%
Wayne Bailey Republican 24,273 7.6%
Wayne Young Republican 11,997 3.7%
Timothy Thomas Republican 9,747 3.0%
2006 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Bob Corker Republican 929,911 50.7%
Harold Ford Democratic 879,976 48.0%
Ed Choate Independent 10,831 0.6%
David Gatchell Independent 3,746 0.2%
Bo Heyward Independent 3,580 0.2%
Gary Keplinger Independent 3,033 0.2%
Chris Lugo Independent 2,589 0.1%
2006 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Harold Ford Jr. Democratic 333,789 79.1%
Gary Davis Democratic 41,802 9.9%
John Hooker Democratic 27,175 6.4%
Charles Smith Democratic 14,724 3.5%
Al Strauss Democratic 4,410 1.0%
2006 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Bob Corker Republican 231,541 48.1%
Ed Bryant Republican 161,189 33.5%
Van Hilleary Republican 83,078 17.3%
Tate Harrison Republican 5,309 1.1%
2008 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Lamar Alexander Republican 1,579,477 65.1%
Robert Tuke Democratic 767,236 31.6%
Edward Buck Independent 31,631 1.3%
Christopher Fenner Independent 11,073 0.5%
Daniel Lewis Independent 9,367 0.4%
Chris Lugo Independent 9,170 0.4%
Ed Lawhorn Independent 8,986 0.4%
David Gatchell Independent 7,645 0.3%
2008 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Robert Tuke Democratic 59,050 32.2%
Gary Davis Democratic 39,119 21.3%
Mike Padgett Democratic 33,471 18.3%
Mark Clayton Democratic 32,309 17.6%
Kenneth Eaton Democratic 14,702 8.0%
Leonard Ladner Democratic 4,697 2.6%
2008 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Lamar Alexander Republican 244,222 100.0%
2010 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Bill Haslam Republican 1,041,545 65.0%
Mike McWherter Democratic 529,851 33.1%
Carl Whitaker Independent 6,536 0.4%
Brandon Dodds Independent 4,728 0.3%
Bayron Binkley Independent 4,663 0.3%
June Griffin Independent 2,587 0.2%
Linda Perry Independent 2,057 0.1%
Howard Switzer Independent 1,887 0.1%
Samuel Duck Independent 1,755 0.1%
Thomas Smith Independent 1,207 0.1%
Toni Hall Independent 993 0.1%
David Gatchell Independent 859 0.1%
Boyce McCall Independent 828 0.1%
James Reesor Independent 809 0.1%
Mike Knois Independent 600 0.0%
Donald McFolin Independent 583 0.0%
2010 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Mike McWherter Democratic 284,894 100.0%
2010 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Bill Haslam Republican 343,817 47.4%
Zach Wamp Republican 211,735 29.2%
Ron Ramsey Republican 159,555 22.0%
Joe Kirkpatrick Republican 6,787 0.9%
Basil Marceaux Republican 3,514 0.5%
2012 Senate
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Bob Corker Republican 1,506,443 64.9%
Mark Clayton Democratic 705,882 30.4%
Martin Pleasant Green 38,472 1.7%
Shaun Crowell Independent 20,936 0.9%
Kermit Steck Constitution 18,620 0.8%
James Higdon Independent 8,085 0.3%
Michel Long Independent 8,080 0.3%
Troy Scoggin Independent 7,148 0.3%
David Gatchell Independent 6,523 0.3%

State Demographics

Population 6,456,243
Percentage White 78.0%
Percentage Black 16.9%
Percentage American Indian / Alaska Native 0.3%
Percentage Asian 1.5%
Percentage Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0.0%
Percentage Mixed Race 1.8%
Percentage Other Race 1.4%
 
Percentage Hispanic 4.8%
Percentage Non Hispanic White 75.0%
Percentage Non Hispanic Black 16.8%
 
Percentage Households All Speak Language Other than English 0.6%
 
Median Household Income $42,764
Percentage Married Couple Both Work 35.4%
Percentage Income in Poverty in 2011 17.9%
Percentage Lived in different household in 2009 7.9%
 
Percentage Homes heated by Electricity 59.9%
Percentage Homes heated by Gas 37.2%
Percentage Homes heated by Coal 0.0%
Percentage Homes heated by Fuel Oil 0.4%
Percentage of Population Age 65 and Up 14.3%
Percentage Employed Civilians 16-years-old and up 43.7%
Percentage with a College Degree 24.3%
Percentage Management or Professional Workers 33.6%
Percentage Sales or Office Workers 25.5%
Percentage Production or Transportation Workers 15.1%
 
Unemployment rate 7.4%
Unemployment figures as of 2014-8
Unemployment Monthly Change 0.3%
 
Percentage Married Couples 48.4%
Percentage Married Couples with Children 18.0%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Male living with Male 0.2%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Female living with Female 0.2%

Last updated 6:17pm September 19, 2014