Tullahoma News: Corker carries county, wins re-election

Nov 7, 2012

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker (R-Chattanooga) was re-elected for a second term Tuesday, defeating Democratic challenger Mark Clayton statewide by a margin of 66 percent to 30 percent.

 

In unofficial results from the Coffee County Election Commission, Corker captured 7,766 votes in the county, while Clayton captured 2,535 votes.

 

Clayton was disavowed by the Tennessee Democratic Party following his primary win in August, and received no financial backing from the Democrats.

 

Corker will go on to serve his second six-year term in the U.S. Senate. He was elected in 2006 following a bruising campaign against Harold Ford Jr. as the only freshman Republican to enter Congress that year.

 

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