Tennessee - U.S. House, District 8

as of November 1

The Candidates

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Roy Herron

  • Democrat
  • Birthdate: September 30, 1953
  • Residence: Dresden, TN

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Steve Fincher

  • Republican
  • Birthdate: February 7, 1973
  • Residence: Halls, TN

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Previous Results

    Tennessee U.S. House (2008)

    Candidate Party Votes %
    John Tanner DEM 180,465 100%

    U.S. President: Tennessee (2008)

    Data reflect statewide results.
    Candidate Party Votes %
    John McCain REP 1,479,178 56.9%
    Barack Obama DEM 1,087,437 41.8%
    Ralph Nader IND 11,560 0.4%
    Bob Barr IND 8,547 0.3%
    Chuck Baldwin IND 8,191 0.3%
    Cynthia McKinney IND 2,499 0.1%
    Brian Moore IND 1,326 0.1%
    Charles Jay IND 1,011 0%

    district Election Profile

Source: Associated Press

Recent Analysis

Nov 1, 2010

New NPR Rating

Lean-R (was Toss-up)

    Oct 17, 2010

    New Rothenberg Political Report Rating

    Lean-R (was Toss-up)

      Sep 24, 2010

      New Cook Political Report Rating

      Lean-R (was Toss-up)

        New CQ - Roll Call Rating

        Lean-R (was Toss-up)

          Sep 10, 2010

          With Tanner Stepping Aside, Seat Is Up For Grabs

          Like the 6th District, this is a historically Democratic Tennessee district in which a veteran Blue Dog Democrat -- in this case, John Tanner -- is retiring. Nobody was going to defeat Tanner if he ran again. Now, Steve Fincher, a farmer and gospel singer, has a shot in a district that gave John McCain 56 percent of its votes in 2008. Roy Herron, a state senator, was running for governor, but he switched races after Tanner's retirement announcement. -Ken Rudin

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