Bob Corker cements victory in Tennessee

Bob Corker cements victory in Tennessee

November 6th, 2012 by Staff Report in Local - Breaking News

U.S. Senator Bob Corker is seen in this file photo.

Photo by John Rawlston/Times Free Press.

Incumbent U.S. Sen. Bob Corker secured an early victory on Tuesday evening, as the Tennessee Senator faced off against more than half a dozen challengers.

Corker led Democrat Mark Clayton by a wide margin, as the Associated Press called the race in Corker's favor with less than one percent of all precincts were reporting.

The race was not expected to be close, as Clayton has been disavowed by his own party for what some have called extreme views and ties to hate groups.