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ELECTION 98 MAIN | | REMOTE NAVIGATOR

TENNESSEE

Race Summary

Governor    (2443 of 2443 precincts reporting)
Hooker (D) 30%     Sundquist (R) * 69%    
House 01    (248 of 248 precincts reporting)
White (D) 31%     Jenkins (R) * 69%    
House 02    (198 of 198 precincts reporting)
Duncan (R) * 89%    
House 03    (294 of 294 precincts reporting)
Lewis (D) 33%     Wamp (R) * 67%    
House 04    (376 of 376 precincts reporting)
Cooper (D) 1%     Hilleary (R) * 60%    
House 05    (178 of 178 precincts reporting)
Clement (D) * 83%     Rep Place Holder (I) 1%    
House 06    (319 of 319 precincts reporting)
Gordon (D) * 55%     Massey (R) 45%    
House 07    (0 of 0 precincts reporting)
Bryant (R) * 0%    
House 08    (0 of 0 precincts reporting)
Tanner (D) * 0%    
House 09    (190 of 190 precincts reporting)
Ford (D) * 79%     Burdikoff (R) 19%    
Updated November 04, 1998 03:40 P.M. EST

TOP RACES

GOVERNOR: Gov. Don Sundquist (R), first elected in 1994, is seeking a second term. Sundquist's opponent will be John Jay Hooker (D), the Democratic gubernatorial nominee in both 1966 and 1970.
Stuart Rothenberg's Race at a Glance


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POLL HOURS

Polls open between 7 a.m. ET (6 a.m. CT) and 9 a.m. ET (8 a.m. CT) and close at 8 p.m. ET (7 p.m. CT)


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SENATOR AND GOVERNOR NOT UP

Sen. Fred Thompson (R), first elected 1994; next election in 2002.
Sen. Bill Frist (R), first elected 1994; next election in 2000.

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VACANCIES

1998 vacancies list


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HOUSE DISTRICTS

  • CD1 (Northeast; Tri-Cities):
    Kay C. White (D); Bill Jenkins (inc.) (R)
  • CD2 (East; Knoxville):
    No Democratic candidate; John "Jimmy" J. Duncan Jr. (inc.) (R)
  • CD3 (Southeast; Chattanooga; Oak Ridge):
    James "Jim" D. Lewis Jr. (D); Zach Wamp (inc.) (R)
  • CD4 (Northeast, South Central):
    Jerry W. Cooper (D); Van Hilleary (inc.) (R)
  • CD5 (Nashville):
    Bob Clement (inc.) (D); No Republican candidate
  • CD6 (North Central; Murfreesboro):
    Bart Gordon (inc.) (D); Walt R. Massey Jr. (R)
  • CD7 (West Central; Clarksville; part of Shelby County):
    No Democratic candidate; Ed Bryant (inc.) (R)
  • CD8 (West; Jackson; part of Shelby County):
    John Tanner (inc.) (D); No Republican candidate
  • CD9 (Memphis):
    Harold E. Ford Jr. (inc.) (D); Claude Burdikoff (R)


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    PRIMARY DATE

    August 6


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    FILING DEADLINE

    May 21


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    STATEWIDE BALLOT MEASURES

    Total Number: 2

    To Watch:
    Constitutional Amendment 1: Prisons
    Says "that the erection of safe prisons, the inspection of prisons, and the humane treatment of prisoners, shall be provided for."


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    PARTY CONTROL

    Governor: Republican
    U.S. Senate: 2 Republicans
    U.S. House of Representatives: 4 Democrats, 5 Republicans
    State Senate: 18 Democrats, 15 Republicans
    State House of Representatives: 61 Democrats, 38 Republicans


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    STATE LEGISLATIVE ELECTIONS

    Senate: 17 seats up
    House: All 99 seats up


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    PARTY REGISTRATION

    None

    State Projected Voting Age Population: 4,035,000 (1996)
    Total Number of Registered Voters: 3,122,894 (12/1/97)


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    ELECTORAL VOTES

    11


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    PRESIDENTIAL VOTING HISTORY

    Clinton won in 1996; Clinton in 1992; Bush in 1988; Reagan in 1984; Reagan in 1980; Carter in 1976; Nixon in 1972; Nixon in 1968; Johnson in 1964; Nixon in 1960.

    LAST TIME VOTED DEMOCRATIC FOR PRESIDENT: 1996

    PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN 1996:

    Clinton 48%
    Dole 46%
    Perot 6%

    PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN 1992:

    Clinton 47%
    Bush 42%
    Perot 10%

    PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN 1988:

    Bush 58%
    Dukakis 42%

    PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN 1984:

    Reagan 58%
    Mondale 42%

    PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN 1980:

    Reagan 49%
    Carter 48%
    Anderson 2%


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    PAST EXIT POLLS

    1992:

    1994:

    1996:


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    TURNOUT

    Historical voter turnout as a percentage of the voting age population 1996-1960


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    DEMOGRAPHICS

    Population: 5,320,000 (1996)
    (% of voting age population)

    White: 84.7%
    African American: 14.4%
    Asian: 0.6%
    Native American:0.2%
    Other/Undeclared: 0.2%

    Persons of Hispanic origin account for 0.6% of the voting population (from 1990 Census)
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    STATE TIDBITS

    State Capital: Nashville
    State Nickname: Volunteer State

    Tennessee was one of the plum prizes of the Republican "revolution." In 1994, the Volunteer State, with a Democratic tradition dating back to Reconstruction, elected two Republican senators and shifted its House delegation from 6-to-3 Democratic to 5-to-4 Republican. This did not change in 1996. But Democrats are hoping tradition will reassert itself in the home state of Vice President Al Gore and allow them to take the state of the Grand Ole Opry away from the Grand Old Party. Every June, Al and Tipper Gore host a Family Issues Conference in Nashville. Tennessee is also the home to two-time (1992 and 1996) GOP presidential candidate Lamar Alexander, who is expected to run again in 2000.


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    RELATED SITES

    NOTE: External sites will open in a new browser window.

    Government:

    Tennessee Secretary of State Home Page
    http://www.state.tn.us/sos/
    Tennessee Division of Elections
    http://www.state.tn.us/sos/election.htm
    Tennessee Gov. Don Sundquist's Home Page
    http://www.state.tn.us/governor/links.html
    Tennessee State Senate
    http://www.legislature.state.tn.us/Senate/Members/Welcome.htm
    Tennessee State House of Representatives
    http://www.legislature.state.tn.us/House/Members/Welcome.htm

    News Media:

    CNN Affiliates

    Chattanooga WDEF-TV
    http://www.wdef.com/
    Nashville WTVF
    http://www.newschannel5.com/

    State Newspapers

    Chattanooga Free Press
    http://www.chatfreepress.com
    Chattanooga Times
    http://www.chattimes.com
    The Knoxville News-Sentinel
    http://www.knoxnews.com
    Memphis Daily News
    http://www.memphisdailynews.com
    The Tennessean (Nashville)
    http://www.tennessean.com

    General Interest:

    The White House
    http://www.whitehouse.gov/WH/Welcome.html
    The House of Representatives
    http://www.house.gov/
    The Senate
    http://www.senate.gov/
    Library of Congress -- The Legislative Branch
    http://lcweb.loc.gov/global/legislative/congress.html
    Congressional Quarterly's American Voter
    http://voter.cq.com/
    Congressional Quarterly's VoteWatch
    http://pathfinder.com/CQ/
    THOMAS: Legislative Information on the Internet
    http://thomas.loc.gov/
    Federal Election Commission
    http://www.fec.gov/
    Democratic National Committee
    http://www.democrats.org/
    Republican National Committee
    http://www.rnc.org/
    Project Vote Smart
    http://www.vote-smart.org
    Policy.com
    http://www.policy.com/


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    Updated: October 25, 1998



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