The Carhartt Congressman

Tim Burchett

The Carhartt Congressman

Tim Burchett scores an easy win in the 2nd District congressional race by sticking with what has worked.

by jesse fox mayshark • november 7, 2018

Tim Burchett looked tired but happy when he walked into the banquet room Tuesday night at the Crowne Plaza where the Knox County Republican Party had gathered for its election celebration.
The first 2nd District representative not named Duncan since 1965.
Taking the stage with his wife, Kelly, their daughter, Isabel, and an entourage that included campaign staff and family members, Burchett received the loudest and most sustained applause of the evening.
It’s not that his victory over Democrat Renee Hoyos surprised anyone -- according to unofficial results, the former Knox County mayor took two-thirds of the vote in a district that has unfailingly voted Republican since the C...

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