Tennessee's U.S. House candidates all win re-election

Tennessee's U.S. House candidates all win re-election

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"This is the second election in a row that's been more about a 14-year-old divorce than about the issues," Rep. Scott Desjarlais said to supporters. "Sometimes I guess that's the way politics go." "This is the second election in a row that's been more about a 14-year-old divorce than about the issues," Rep. Scott Desjarlais said to supporters. "Sometimes I guess that's the way politics go."

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - All nine members of the Tennessee congressional delegation were re-elected as East Tennesseans cast their votes for the U.S. House of Representatives.

To view the latest numbers for each of the races, visit our election website.

Many were watching the race between Republican Rep. Scott Desjarlais and Democratic state Sen. Eric Stewart in Tennessee's District 4.

Desjarlais was embroiled in an abortion scandal towards the end of his campaign after reports that he pressured a former mistress into having an abortion.

The chairman of the Tennessee Conservative Union called on Desjarlais to resign because of the scandal.

Despite the scandal, Desjarlais was victorious over Stewart.

"This is the second election in a row that's been more about a 14-year-old divorce than about the issues," Desjarlais said to supporters. "Sometimes I guess that's the way politics go."

Congressman John Duncan, Jr. is the projected winner in Tennessee District 2, according to the Associated Press. He took on Democrat Troy Goodale as well as third-party candidates Norris Dryer, Greg Samples and Brandon Stewart.

In Tennessee's District 3, Republican and sitting congressman Rep. Chuck Fleischmann is projected to win against Democratic challenger Mary Headrick and Independent Matthew Deniston.

Fleischmann won a hard-fought primary against Scottie Mayfield, an executive with the dairy company that bears his family name, and Weston Wamp, the son of the district's former congressman.

In Tennessee District 1, Republican Phil Roe is the projected winner in his race with Democrat Alan Woodruff and three third party candidates.

Tennessee District 6 is also expected to go Republican with Diane Black projected to win over Independent Scott Beasley and Green Party candidate Pat Riley.

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