Last updated: Aug. 5, 2022 at 1:12 p.m. ET

2022 Tennessee primary elections results

Tennessee has not had a Democrat elected to statewide office in 15 years, but three are competing to challenge incumbent Gov. Bill Lee (R) in November. The 5th District, which covers parts of Nashville and was redrawn after 2020 to favor Republicans, is the state’s only open U.S. House seat this cycle. State Sen. Heidi Campbell (D) is unopposed in the Democratic primary, and nine candidates are seeking the GOP nomination.


Democratic primary

Democratic primary

Martin is projected to win. An estimated 99 percent of votes have been counted.

Votes received and percentages of total vote
Jason Martin Martin 101,22139.4%
JB Smiley Smiley 99,75338.8
Carnita Atwater Atwater 56,06121.8
An estimated 99% of votes have been counted.

Republican primary

Republican primary

Lee has won unopposed.

Votes received and percentages of total vote

incumbent Bill Lee

incumbent Lee

No results reported.

U.S. House

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The Post estimated the lean of 2022 congressional districts using 2020 presidential results by precinct from Decision Desk HQ and estimates where actual votes at the precinct level were unavailable. Districts classified as “Strong Biden” and “Strong Trump” show where a candidate is estimated to have won by 15 percentage points or more. “Lean Biden” and “Lean Trump” districts had estimated vote margins between five and 15 points. “Close” districts show an estimated margin within five points.

By: Lenny Bronner, Dana Cassidy, Holden Foreman, Dylan Freedman, Chloe Langston, Emily Liu, Brittany Renee Mayes, Anthony Pesce, Erik Reyna, Ashlyn Still and Chris Zubak-Skees