Voters to Decide Primary Races for Governor and Congressional Seat

August 5, 2010
Dwayne Page

For the first time since 1984, Bart Gordon's name will not be on the ballot for the U.S. House of Representatives from the 6th Congressional District. Gordon is not seeking re-election and will be stepping down when his term expires later this year.

Several candidates have lined up hoping to succeed him. Winners of Thursday's Tennessee Republican and Democratic primaries will emerge to face each other in the Tennessee General Election in November along with several Independent candidates.

Those seeking the GOP nomination for Congress in the Tennessee Republican Primary are as follows:

Diane Black
Dave Evans
Gary Dewitt Mann
Bruce McClellan
Kerry E. Roberts
Jim Tracy
Lou Ann Zelenik

Those seeking the nomination for Congress in the Tennessee Democratic Primary are as follows:

Henry Clay Barry
Devora E. Butler
Brett Carter
George T. Erdel
Ben Leming

Tennessee will also be electing a new Governor this fall.

Candidates for Governor in the Tennessee Republican Primary include:

Bill Haslam
Joe Kirkpatrick
Basil Marceaux, Sr.
Ron Ramsey
Zach Wamp

Mike McWherter is running unopposed for Governor in Thursday's Tennessee Democratic Primary.

Winners of the primaries will gear up for the general election in November along with several Independent candidates for Governor.

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