The 1st district covers the northeastern corner of the states and is anchored by the Tri-Cities area including the cities of Greeneville, Johnson City, and Kingsport. This is a heavily Republican district with a PVI of R+28. The incumbent is Republican Phil Roe, who has represented the district since 2009. Roe was re-elected with 78% of the vote in 2016.
Roe had initially promised to serve only five terms when first elected in 2008, but announced in February 2018 that he would run again that November.
The 2nd district is located in northeastern Tennessee and is centered around Knoxville and its surrounding suburbs; other cities include Jefferson City and Tazewell. This district has a PVI of R+20. The incumbent is Republican John Duncan, who has represented the district since 1988. Duncan was re-elected with 76% of the vote in 2016. On July 31, 2017, Duncan announced that he would not run for reelection in 2018. He wishes to spend more time with his family. His successor will be only the seventh person (not including caretakers) to represent this district since 1909.
The 3rd district is located in eastern Tennessee and is anchored by Chattanooga; other cities include LaFollette and Oak Ridge. This district has a PVI of R+18. The incumbent is Republican Chuck Fleischmann, who has represented the district since 2011. Fleischmann was re-elected with 66% of the vote in 2016.
The 4th district is anchored by Murfreesboro in southern Tennessee; other cities include Cleveland and Mount Pleasant. This district has a PVI of R+20. The incumbent is Republican Scott DesJarlais, who has represented the district since 2011. DesJarlais was re-elected with 65% of the vote in 2016.
The 5th district is centered around the state capital, Nashville, and the surrounding suburbs including the cities of Ashland City and Dickson. This district has a PVI of D+7. The incumbent is Democrat Jim Cooper, who has represented the district since 2003 and previously represented the 4th district from 1983 until 1995. Cooper was re-elected with 63% of the vote in 2016.
The 6th district is located in middle Tennessee including Cookeville, Gallatin, Hendersonville, and Lebanon. This district has a PVI of R+24. The incumbent is Republican Diane Black, who had represented the district since 2011. Black was re-elected with 71% of the vote in 2016.
Black ran for governor instead of re-election in 2018.
The 7th district is centered around the Nashville metropolitan area including the Nashville suburbs such as Brentwood and Franklin; other cities include Clarksville and Lawrenceburg. This district has a PVI of R+20. The incumbent is Republican Marsha Blackburn, who has represented the district since 2003. Blackburn was re-elected with 72% of the vote in 2016. Blackburn was expected to run for re-election until Senator Bob Corker announced he would retire. After Corker's announcement, Blackburn announced on October 5th, 2017 she would run for Corker's seat in the U.S. Senate.
The 8th district is located in western Tennessee, including the cities of Jackson and Union City, and the Memphis suburbs, such as Bartlett and Germantown. This district has a PVI of R+19. The incumbent is Republican David Kustoff, who has represented the district since 2017. Kustoff was elected with 69% of the vote in 2016.
The 9th district is based around Memphis and its surrounding suburbs including Millington. This is a heavily Democratic district with a PVI of D+28. The incumbent is Democrat Steve Cohen, who has represented the district since 2007. Cohen was re-elected with 79% of the vote in 2016.
Cohen has announced he is running for re-election in 2018 and intends to run in 2020.
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