Rep. Jim Cooper wins Tennessee's 5th Congressional District seat

Rep. Jim Cooper, a Democrat, has won another term representing Tennessee's 5th Congressional District, beating Jody Ball, a Republican.

With all precincts reporting, Cooper has 67.8 percent of the vote, followed by Ball with 32.2 percent.

Cooper has represented the district in the House since 2003.

Democrats have gained a majority in the House, with 235 seats in the next Congress. All of Tennessee's House seats have been decided; Republicans have held seven seats, while Democrats have held two.

The number of votes cast for Democrats in House races has increased 55.0 percent from the 2014 midterms, compared with an increase of 25.6 percent for Republicans.

The district went for Democrat Hillary Clinton in 2016 by a margin of 18.2 points. President Trump, a Republican, won Tennessee by 26 points.

Data is from the Associated Press. This story may be updated if more information becomes available. It is powered by Heliograf, The Post's artificial intelligence system.

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