Election Day: November 8, 2016

Presidential Primary: March 1, 2016
State Primary: August 4, 2016

Tennessee Senate Candidates for Senator
TN Election Race 2016

Tennessee Senatorial Candidates
Tennessee Candidates for Congress

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Tennessee Senator

Next Election is in 2020

Lamar Alexander (R)

Tennessee Candidates for US Congress from TN

TN Congressional Candidates
Tennessee Congress Candidates 2016

District 1:
Phil Roe (R)
Clint Tribble (R)
Alan Bohms (D)
Robert Franklin (Independent)

District 2:
John "Jimmy" Duncan Jr. (R)
Stuart Starr (D)

District 3:
Rick Tyler (Independent)
Chuck Fleischmann (R)
Allan Levene (R)
Michael Friedman (D)
George Ryan Love (D)
Melody Shekari (D)
Topher Kersting (Independent)
Cassandra Mitchell (Independent)

District 4:
Scott DesJarlais (R)
Yomi "Fapas" Faparusi (R)
Erran Persley (R)
Grant Starrett (R)
Steven Reynolds (D)

District 5:
Jim Cooper (D)
Jody Ball (R)
Ronnie Holden (R)
John "Big John" Smith IV (R)
Stacy Ries Snyder (R) - Tea Party Activist

District 6:
Diane Black (R)
Joe Carr (R)
Tommy Hay (R)
Don Strong (R)
David Kent (D)
Flo Matheson (D)
David Ross (Independent)

District 7:
Marsha Blackburn (R)
Tharon Chandler (D)
Lenny Ladner (Libertarian)
Travis Page (Independent)

District 8:
Ken Atkins (R)
Hunter Baker (R)
Dave Bault (R)
George Flinn (R)
Brad Greer (R)
Raymond Honeycutt (R)
George Howell (R)
Brian Kelsey (R)
David Kustoff (R)
Tom Leatherwood (R)
Mark Luttrell (R)
David Maldonado (R)
David Wharton (R)
Jim Coffman (D)
Gregory Frye (D)
Rickey Hobson (D)
Erika Stotts Pearson (D)
Shelia Godwin (Independent)
James Hart (Independent)
Adrian Montague (Independent)
Mark Rawles (Independent)
Karen Free Spirit Talley-Lane (Independent)

District 9:
Steve Cohen (D)
Larry Crim (D)
Justin Ford (D)
M. LaTroy Williams (D)
Wayne Alberson (R)
Palmer Harris (R)
Ernest Lunati (R)
Paul Cook (Independent)

History of Tennessee. Information that every Tennessee Election Candidates for US Senate or Congress Should Know:

In 1795, a territorial census revealed a sufficient population for statehood. A referendum showed a three-to-one majority in favor of joining the Union. Governor Blount called for a constitutional convention to meet in Knoxville, where delegates from all the counties drew up a model state constitution and democratic bill of rights.

The voters chose Sevier as governor. The newly elected legislature voted for Blount and William Cocke as Senators, and Andrew Jackson as Representative.

Tennessee leaders thereby converted the territory into a new state, with organized government and constitution, before applying to Congress for admission. Since the Southwest Territory was the first Federal territory to present itself for admission to the Union, there was some uncertainty about how to proceed, and Congress was divided on the issue.

Nonetheless, in a close vote on June 1, 1796, Congress approved the admission of Tennessee as the sixteenth state of the Union. They drew its borders by extending the northern and southern borders of North Carolina, with a few deviations, to the Mississippi River, Tennessee's western boundary.


Larry Crim for U.S. Senate (TN) says stopping $85 billion in “sequestration” cuts can be done by repealing foreign tax exemptions currently allowing multinational corporations to pay little to no income taxes, a reform which Crim states will result in more than $100 billion dollars annually. Crim says the tax reform measure would also create from 500,000 to 1 million new jobs in America as U.S. corporations return their now foreign tax sheltered operations back to America resulting in additional taxpayers into the system. “The jobs for Americans will follow the return of investments by American companies back to our country under this plan” said Larry Crim, a Tennessee Democrat seeking the U.S. Senate seat currently occupied by Republican Lamar Alexander.

The Tennessee Democrat says bringing jobs home is good for Americans personally and the economy as new jobs for Americans mean more consumer spending and new workers paying into the social security system as well as new income tax revenues into the federal government. Crim stated: “I believe that, economically, our first job is to help restore jobs...because more people working is good for Americans personally, stimulates consumer spending, creates new contributors to the social security system, and brings in revenues from new income earners.” Mr. Crim notes: “repealing the foreign tax dodges we've got in our tax law will go a long way toward bringing American companies and jobs home where workers and corporations will be working together for the good of our economy, government, and all Americans.”

Reasons Why Sequestration Looms

Crim added that the across the board budget cuts now looming under the sequestration procedure are caused by the simple fact that “the majority of people in Washington today can't, that is, won't work together”. “People would rather blame each other than resolve a problem” said Larry Crim. The budget cuts caused by the sequestration, continued Crim, “would cost us between 500,000 to 700,000 jobs in a short time, perhaps in as little as 6 months, and that is bad for the economy” said Crim.

Crim said in the long run “America needs tax reform which we have needed for fifty (50) years. We don't have to wait another decade for tax reform to start or to wait another day for elements of needed tax reform to begin” said Crim.

Yet, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate admits: “The tone in Washington this year does not look favorable" for common sense solutions like he's proposing. Crim predicts that when citizens begin to realize the costs of these mandatory cuts he believes Washington will be forced to address the real revenue based and unnecessary expenditure items behind the budgetary shortfall or else Crim says “many of the politicians currently in Washington will be replaced."

Larry Crim, who has filed his federal Statement of Candidacy as a Democrat from Tennessee seeking election to the U.S. Senate in 2014, is currently the only democratic candidate running for the U.S. Senate seat currently occupied by Republican Lamar Alexander of Tennessee.