Politics
4:21 am
Fri August 3, 2012

Incumbents Win in Tennessee Congressional Races

Freshmen U.S. Representatives Chuck Fleischmann and Diane Black have prevailed in their hard fought Republican primary campaigns.

Fleischmann defeated Scottie Mayfield, an executive with the dairy company that bears his family name, and Weston Wamp, the son of the district's former Congressman Zach Wamp. Black beat Lou Ann Zelenik in a rematch of the 2010 campaign that featured saturation attack ads on TV. There is no Democrat running in the general election.