Winners, losers in Tennessee races

(WVLT) -- Election day was awash with important races in Tennessee.

The U.S. Senate race with winner Marsha Blackburn and Phil Bredesen was thought to be pretty evenly split; however, several major news outlets called the race for Blackburn early on in the night. Bredesen conceded around 10 p.m.

Blackburn took the stage to accept the win, saying, "I think the entire country has heard Tennessee loud and clear."

Read more on that race here.

In the governor's race, Bill Lee had a clear lead from the beginning. The Associated Press called the race in his favor at about 8:30 p.m. Karl Lee conceded shortly after and took to Twitter to wish Lee the best.


You can read details of that race here.

Tim Burchett won the U.S. House seat. AP called that race at about 9 p.m., an hour after the polls closed.

Burchett thanked his campaign staff in his acceptance speech, and praised the House, calling it the representative of the people, "the farmers, the laborers, the small business owners."

Read more on that race here.

Other elections included Chuck Fleischmann, kept his district three seat and Jeremy Faison, who won the district 11 seat.

Gloria Johnson beat out Eddie Smith and Zachary Houk to win district 13. For more information on the general election results, go here.

In local elections, Dwight Osborn won Jellico Mayor, while Linda S. Fultz was voted mayor in Harrogate.

James Mayberry was elected mayor in Crossville.

Citizens voted against the sales tax referendum for school security in Lenoir City.

For more information on local election results, go here.