Cannon County Voters Favor Republicans In Election

Cannon County Voters Favor Republicans In Election

Republican supporters were excited as results from Tuesday’s election continued to bear good news for them in Cannon County.

Cannon County voters favored Republican candidates across the board in Tuesday's State General Election.

Bill Haslam, Diane Black, Mae Beavers and Mark Pody all swept to victory in the county and in their overall races.

Local voters supported Republican Bill Haslam in the Tennessee governor's race, taking the spot currently held by Phil Bredesen, who by law could not seek a third term. Haslam beat out closest challenger Mike McWherter by a 2412 to 1415 margin in Cannon County. Haslam also won the race statewide, with McWherter conceding shortly after the polls closed.

Cannon County also supported Republican Diane Black as the successor to Bart Gordon as Tennessee 6th District Congressman. Gordon decided not to run for re-election after holding the seat since 1984. Black won over Democrat Brett Carter by an almost 2 to 1 margin district-wide. In Cannon County, Black won 2369 to 1197.

In the Tennessee House of Representatives 46th District Race, Republican Mark Pody defeated incumbent Democrat Stratton Bone 1909 to 1838 in Cannon County.  Pody also beat Bone district-wide 9095 to 8069.

Republican incumbent 17th District State Senator Mae Beavers captured the Cannon County vote over Democrat George McDonald 2206 to 1544. Beavers also won district-wide 35747 to 21332.