Big Wins in Tennessee for Republicans … Governor Race, Haslim & GOP House Pick Ups .. DesJarlais (TN-04), Black (TN-06), Fincher (TN-08)
There have been huge wins for the Republican win the Volunteer state of Tennessee and GOP pickups across the board.
Tennessee has a new governor and a new party in power. Republican Bill Haslim has won in a landslide against Democrat Mike McWherter. This is a GOP pick up as Democrats appear to be losing Governorships across America tonight.
Tennessee is the first state in Tuesday’s gubernatorial elections to turn from blue to red, after Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam, a Republican, edged past Democrat Mike McWherter.
Haslam will succeed Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen, who was precluded from running again by term limits.
Also, House races in Tennessee have seen pick-ups for the GOP over the so-called Blue Dog Democrats and former blue dog seats who cut and retired before losing.
Incumbent Democrat Lincoln Davis has lost a contentious 4th District congressional race that tried to portray him as turning too liberal for the conservative district.
With 76 percent of precincts reporting Tuesday night, Davis’ opponent, Republican Dr. Scott DesJarlais, had 89,089, or 57 percent of the vote, to Davis’ 58,202, or 37 percent