Harshbarger Picks up District 1 and Incumbents Win TN’s US House Seats

Republican Diane Harshbarger won the only open U.S. House seat in Tennessee, while incumbents held onto the the state’s remaining eight congressional seats.

Congressional District 1

Harshbarger, the first-time political candidate, defeated Democratic candidate Blair Walsingham in Congressional District 1 that has been represented by Republicans since the Civil War. Harshbarger’s win marks the first time a woman has secured the congressional seat in a regular election.

Harshbarger, a pharmacist, will replace outgoing U.S. House Rep. Phil Roe, who announced earlier this year that he wouldn’t seek a seventh term. District 1 covers the counties in Northeast Tennessee.

Congressional District 2

Incumbent Tim Burchett easily won the race for the U.S. House. Burchett defeated Renee Hoyos 68% to 31%. District 2 covers a wide swath of East Tennessee including Blount, Claiborne, Grainger, Knox, Loudon and parts of Claiborne and Jefferson Counties.

Congressional District 3

Chuck Fleischmann is headed back to D.C. Fleischmann held his seat 67% against Meg Gorman’s 30%.


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