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Tennessee Department of State - Division of Elections
1998 Tennessee Congressional and Statewide Primary Results
Filing Deadline: May 21, Primary: August 6
Predictions, Notes, List of State Parties
Governor, 54% in '94, 1st term
Stu Rothenberg's prediction: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:15 D.C.'s Report's prediction: 90% Republican
perennial candidate John Jay Hooker (D), attorney / St. Racing Commission Chair Michael W. Whitaker (D), corrections employee / veteran Luther E. Best (D), Donald R. Jackson (D), Virginia Nyabongo (D), Jerral D. Parris (D), Sherry Whittenberg (D), Don Sundquist (R), real estate woman / religious right activist Shirley Beck-Voose (R), perennial candidate Gordon Vick (R), Lonnie L. Creech (I), Irwin W. Gibbs (I), George Alex Hamilton Sr. (I), Thomas E. Smith II (I), Karl Smithson (I), Hubert Paty (I),
1st Cong. District, 63.9% in '96, 1st term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:5, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 90% Republican
'96 nominee / realtor Kay White (D), William "Bill" Jenkins (R), Michael Peavler (WI),
2nd Cong. District, 70.7% in '96, 6th term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:100, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 100% Republican
No Democrat John J. Duncan, Jr. (R), George Njeric (I), '96 U.S. Senate nominee W. Greg Samples (L), Robert O. Watson (I),
3rd Cong. District, 56.4% in '96, 2nd term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:5, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 77% Republican
ex-St. Sen. / pharmacist James M. Lewis Jr. (D), Gregory N. Alford (D), John Wolfe Jr. (D), Zach Wamp (R), John L. Brooks (R), Richard M. "Dick" Sims (NL),
4th Cong. District, 58.0% in '96, 2nd term
Roll Call's prediction: Likely Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 3:8, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 90% Republican
St. Sen. Jerry W. Cooper (D), William V. "Van" Hilleary (R), Robert Mason Jr. (WI),
5th Cong. District, 72.4% in '96, 6th term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Democrat, Campaign & Election's prediction: Democrat favored 1:100, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 100% Democrat
Bob Clement (D), No Republican Al Borgman (I), William M. Lancaster (I), Gary I. Worden (I),
6th Cong. District, 54.4% in '96, 7th term
Roll Call's prediction: Likely Democrat, Campaign & Election's prediction: Democrat favored 2:3, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 50% Democrat
Bart Gordon (D), engineer / '96 candidate Walt Massey (R), Ins. Agent Porter Stark (R), attorney / Gulf War veteran Dennis L. Nordhoff (R), Putnam Co. property assessor Byron Looper (R),
7th Cong. District, 64.1% in '96, 2nd term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:100, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 100% Republican
No Democrat Ed Bryant (R),
8th Cong. District, 67.3% in '96, 5th term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Democrat, Campaign & Election's prediction: Democrat favored 1:100, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 100% Democrat
John S. Tanner (D), No Republican
9th Cong. District, 61.1% in '96, 1st term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Democrat, Campaign & Election's prediction: Democrat favored 1:10, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 90% Democrat
Harold E. Ford Jr. (D), Artist Claude Burdikoff (R), Earnest Lunati (R), Johnny Kelly (I), Gwendolyn Lauree Moore (I), '96 nominee Greg Voehringer (L),

1. Key to Predictions: Roll Call,
The Cook Political Report,
The Rothenberg Political Report,
Campaign & Election Magazine,
D.C.'s Political Report

2. Bold indicates incumbent. Yellow district indicates open races. Blue boxes indicates winner. Red print indicates change in party control.

3. Key to Party Identification.
(D) = Democratic Party
(I) = independent candidates
(NL) = Natural Law Party
(L) = Libertarian Party
(R) = Republican Party
(WI) = Write-in candidates


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