Tennessee election results 2012: Corker wins reelection to Senate; DesJarlais wins House race; Romney rolls
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Romney took Tennessee, according to the Associated Press. Romney was the clear front-runner here, where Sen. John McCain and George W. Bush each received nearly 57 percent of the vote in 2008 and 2004, respectively.
Sen. Bob Corker (R) cruised to a second term, according to the Associated Press. Corker handily beat his Democratic opponent Mark Clayton, who had been disavowed by his own party. The state Democratic party, which had struggled to find a strong challenger to Corker, issued a statement shortly after Clayton won the August primary, saying he was “associated with a known hate group.”
Freshman Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R) won reelection in the 4th District over his Democratic challenger — state Sen. Eric Stewart. DesJarlais, a physician who opposes abortion, was expected to win easily. But an early October report detailing his effort to convince a former mistress to get an abortion prompted a closer look at the race.
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