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Rep. Lincoln Davis (D-Tenn.)

District: 4th District
Political Highlights: mayor of Byrdstown, 1979-83; Tenn. House, 1981-85; sought Democratic nomination for U.S. House, 1984; sought Democratic nomination for U.S. House, 1994; Tenn. Senate, 1997-2003; U.S. House, 2003-11
Born: Sept. 13, 1943; Pall Mall, Tenn.
Residence: Pall Mall
Religion: Baptist
Family: Wife, Lynda Davis; three children
Education: Tennessee Technological U., B.S. 1966
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2002 (4 terms)
Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Agriculture; Energy-Water; Legislative Branch); Science, Space & Technology (Environment; Oversight)

Defeated by Scott DesJarlais, R, in general election on November 2, 2010

Election History
2010generalScott DesJarlais (R) 103,96957.1
Lincoln Davis (D) 70,25438.6
Paul Curtis (I) 3,1781.7
Gerald York (I) 2,1591.2
James Gray (I) 1,7140.9
Richard Johnson (I) 9170.5
2008generalLincoln Davis (D) 146,77658.8
Monty Lankford (R) 94,44737.8
James Gray (I) 4,8691.9
Kevin Ragsdale (I) 3,7131.5
2006generalLincoln Davis (D) 123,66666.4
Kenneth Martin (R) 62,44933.6
2004generalLincoln Davis (D) 138,45954.8
Janice Bowling (R) 109,99343.5
Ken Martin (X) 4,1941.7
2002generalLincoln Davis (D) 95,98952.1
Janice Bowling (R) 85,68046.5
William Chandler (I) 1,0730.6
John Ray (I) 6050.3
Bert Mason (I) 5040.3
Ed Wellmann (I) 3990.2
Roll Call Vitals


Tennessee is 24th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


Twitter Followers (@DesJarlaisTN04)

Rep. Lincoln Davis has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.) has the most appearances so far this year.

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.