Politics
9:02 am
Fri August 3, 2012

Tennessee Primary Winners

Six congressional incumbents defeated their challengers in Tennessee's primary election. Republican Representatives Chuck Fleischmann and Diane Black won their races, following some of the state's toughest campaigns. The other winners were Republican Representatives Jimmy Duncan in the 2nd District, Stephen Fincher and Timothy Dixon in the 8th District and Scott DesJarla is in the 4th District. Democratic Representative Steve Cohen prevailed in the 9th District. In state house races for the 75th district, the uncontested Republican Tim Wirgau and Steve Wright took their parties' nominations. GOP member John Stevens won his party's nomination for the Senate's 24th district and will face Democrat Brad Thompson in the general election.