Chuck Fleischmann projected to win

Chuck Fleischmann projected to win

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

U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tenn.

Photo by Harrison Keely/Times Free Press.

Incumbent U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann pulled ahead of challengers Matthew Deniston and Mary Headrick in Tennessee's third district, as the first Tennessee precincts reported in. Fleischmann, a republican, was up by 60 percent, to Headrick's 37 percent, according to unofficial Tennessee Department of State figures.

Fleischmann led 106,971 votes to 66,296 votes just before 9:30 p.m.

Fleischmann is not expected to lose the seat, which was contested during the primary by former dairy magnate Scottie Mayfield and Weston Wamp, son of former U.S. Rep Zach Wamp.

See tomorrow's Times Free Press for more.