2018 Senate Race: State: Tennessee ( Phil Bredesen v Marsha Blackburn )

CURRENT STATUS: Primaries Concluded

Race Status

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INCUMBENT PARTY: Rep last updated: 08-06-2018
Key Dates
Filing Deadline: 04/05/2018
Primaries: 08/02/2018
General Election: 11/06/2018

Race Status History
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DEM CANDIDATE TBD

Pending Results
CLEAR FAVORITE
Phil Bredesen
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OTHER CANDIDATES
Gary Davis
John Wolfe


REP CANDIDATE TBD

Pending Results
CLEAR FAVORITE
Marsha Blackburn
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OTHER CANDIDATES
Lamar Coker
Jim Elkins
Aaron Pettigrew


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Bottom Line

Democrats have a difficult Senate map in 2018 with only two Republican seats seriously in play (Nevada and Arizona). However, some Democrats believe that Tennessee could become competitive now that former Governor Phil Bredesen has entered the race. Republicans dismiss that as wishful thinking in a state Donald Trump won by a 61% to 35% margin.

On the GOP side, U.S. Representative Marsha Blackburn is the early frontrunner. She has attracted solid support from leading conservative groups and begins the year with nearly $5 million in her campaign fund. 

2018 Tennessee Data Card
Tennessee Demographics
DemographicStateNation
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Gender48.8% Male
51.2% Female
51% Female
Race/Ethnicity74.2% White/Caucasian
17.1% Black/African American
4.5% White/Hispanic
61% White
18% Hispanic
12% Black
5% Asian
2% Two or More
1% Native
Language Other than Eng at Home6.9%21.1%
High School Grad Rate87.0%87.5%
College Grad Rate26.1%31.3%
Per Capita Income$27,087$31,128
Unemployment4.7%4.1
Median Age38.637.9
Population6651194325.7 mil
Square Miles41235.83,796,742
Population per SqMi1161.3185.8
People per Household2.52.7
Foreign Born4.8%13.5%
Veteran8.4%7.4%
Geographic Mobility14.2%14.6%
Data Credits
State: www.census.gov
State/Miscellaneous: BALLOTPEDIA State Profile