AP: Rep. Phil Roe wins re-election for 1st Congressional District seat

Phil Roe

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WJHL) –  The Associated Press has reported that incumbent Republican Phil Roe has won re-election in Tennessee’s 1st Congressional District, defeating Democrat Alan Bohms.

Roe was first elected to Congress in 2008. The 1st District occupies the state’s northeast corner between Virginia and North Carolina, east of Knoxville.

“It’s a big district, but the people have been incredibly good to me and my family and I want to personally thank them,” Roe said Tuesday night. “It’s very humbling to be going into your fifth term and 80 percent of the people — a big turn out — have voted for us. So, I can’t say thank you enough to volunteers that helped me. I have people in every county that put signs out, that told the neighbors, invited me to their home. I just want to say thank you to all of them.”

This will be Roe’s fifth term in Congress.

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