Tennessee elections: Mark Green wins Marsha Blackburn's seat, AP says
FRANKLIN — In the race for Marsha Blackburn's open congressional seat, Republican state Sen. Mark Green will become one of Tennessee's newest congressmen.
Green stood on stage with his family in Clarksville as he talked to supporters and family members during his victory speech.
"It’s great to see everyone, and I am honored by your presence," Green said. "It is great to be here. In 1875, that’s when Clarksville last had a U.S. congressman. Voters in this district have answered and here we are. I just got one of the greatest phone calls of my life. Justin Kanew graciously conceded this amazing race."
Totals from the Tennessee Secretary of State had Green with 169,781 votes and Kanew with 81,574 votes.