Skip to comments.TENNESSEE: Unofficial Incumbent Casualty Count: 7 Republicans, 5 Democrats
Posted on 08/03/2012 11:25:01 AM PDT by SmithL
Final unofficial returns from the state Division of Elections this morning indicate that seven incumbent Republicans and five incumbent Democrats lost bids for re-election in Thursday's primaries.
Latest additions to the incumbent loser list are Rep. Jim Cobb, R-Spring City, defeated by insurance agent Ron Travis 4.357 votes to 4,252 , according to the final unofficial returns; and Rep. Mary Pruitt, D-Nashville, defeated by Harold Love Jr. by about 40 votes.
Other defeated incumbent Republican legislators were House Republican Caucus Chairman Debra Maggart of Hendersonville, House Education Committee Chairman Richard Montgomery of Sevierville; and Reps. Dale Ford of Jonesborough, Julia Hurley of Lenoir City, Linda Elam of Mount Juliet, Don Miller of Morristown.
Other than Pruitt, the Democratic incumbents losing in primaries had all been paired with fellow incumbent Democrats in Republican-controlled redistricting earlier this year. Pruitt was defeated by the son of a former state representative.
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Score more for the Tea Party!
“Throw the bums out”.
From what little election returns we got last night, I’ve noticed most all of the races had a total of under 8,000 votes in these local districts.
I know it’s a primary and turnout is usually low, but seriously. Double those numbers and we can elect anyone.
Overall, I see Corker got close to 400,000 votes to Zach P.’s about 30,000-35,000. Uphill battle but at least we could vote for a conservative this time. I hate Bob Corker.
One RINO at a time would be good - but seven?!