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+Bill Hagerty (R)
1,840,926
62.20%
Marquita Bradshaw (D)
1,040,691
35.16%
Elizabeth McLeod (I)
16,652
0.56%
Yomi "Fapas" Faprusi, Sr. (I)
10,727
0.36%
Steven J. Hooper (I)
9,609
0.32%
Kacey Morgan (I)
9,598
0.32%
Ronnie Henley (I)
8,478
0.29%
Aaron James (I)
7,203
0.24%
Eric William Stansberry (I)
6,781
0.23%
G. Dean Hill (I)
4,872
0.16%
Jeffrey Alan Grunau (I)
4,160
0.14%
write-ins
64


2,959,761

Plurality: 800,235 votes (27.04 percentage points).
 TN Secretary of State



Notes: 

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R), first elected in 2002, announced on Dec.17, 2018 that he would not seek re-election.  In the Nov. 3 general election former U.S. Ambassador to Japan Bill Hagerty (R) defeated Memphis environmental activist Marquita Bradshaw (D) by a wide margin; there were as well nine independent candidates on the ballot.

The Aug. 6 primaries were competitive for both major parties.  In the GOP primary, 15 candidates were on the ballot.  Hagerty,
endorsed by Trump early on, in July 2019, defeated Vanderbilt surgeon Dr. Manny Sethi by 331,267 votes (50.75%) to 257,223 (39.41%).  Bradshaw (D) was the upset winner of the Democratic primary. 
Also running were James Mackler, an attorney and veteran, who was endorsed by the DSCC and former Gov. Phil Bredesen; Robin Kimbrough, an attorney and pastor; Gary G. Davis and Mark Pickrell. Bradshaw tallied 117,962 votes (35.51%), Kimbrough 88,492 (26.64%), Mackler 78,966 (23.77%), Davis 30,758 (9.26%) and Pickrell 16,045 (4.83%). 

There were no  debates.  In Sept. WKRN (the NEXSTAR network) cancelled a debate scheduled for Oct. 14 at their studios in Nashville.
According to the Center for Responsive Politics, the race was not competitive financially; the Hagerty campaign spent $11.4 million to $1.6 million for the Bradshaw campaign. 

Campaign Managers:
Bill Hagerty  Michael Sullivan
(Nov. 1, 2019)  Executive director of the Tennessee Republican Party, May 2017-Nov. 2019.  Iowa state director for the RNC, Sept. 2015-Nov. 2016. 
 Deputy executive director (Dec. 2012-Sept. 2015) and political director (July 2011-Dec. 2012) at the Tennessee Republican Party.  Press secretary for Indiana House Republicans, Dec. 2010-Aug. 2011.  Statewide tour coordinator for Auditor Tim Berry and Treasurer RIchard Mourdock, Sept. 2010-Jan. 2011.  Campaign manager (May-Sept. 2010) and political director (Feb.-May 2010) on Todd Rokita for Congress.  Campaign manager on Patrick Hughes for U.S. Senate (IL), Nov. 2009-Feb. 2010.  Local government and business coordinator for the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, Dec. 2008-Nov. 2009.  Mitch Daniels campaign/Indiana Republican Party, Aug. 2007-Dec. 2008.  B.S. in political science from Hanover College, 2007.

Marquita Bradshaw  Ken Taylor
Chief of staff of the Memphis Education Fund from Aug. 2019.  President of Kingmaker Strategies from Jan. 2013.  Director of communication for the Tennessee House Minority Leader, Jan.-Sept. 2019.  Executive director of the Beale Street Merchants Association, Sept. 2016-Nov. 2017.  Head of operations for The Soulsville Charter School, Feb. 2015-Jan. 2016.  Deputy campaign manager of Memphis Mayor A.C. Wharton's re-election campaign, Feb.-Oct. 2015.  State training and education manager for Progressive Majority Washington, Mar.-Nov. 2014.  Operations manager/interim party affairs manager at Washington State Democrats, July 2013-Mar. 2014.  Faith outreach coordinator for Sea Tac Washington "Good Jobs Initiative," July-Dec. 2013.  Faith outreach coordinator for SEIU 775NW in Seattle, Dec. 2011-Jan. 2013.  Political commentator and morning drive announcer for 1480 AM WBBP in Memphis, Sept. 2008-Dec. 2011.  Regional field director in Philadelphia for Organizing for America, Feb.-Dec. 2010.  B.A. in political science and psychology from The University of Memphis.





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