Roe earns landslide victory over Tribble to secure Republican nomination

Published 9:39 am Monday, August 8, 2016

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Incumbent U.S. Rep. Phil Roe captured a landslide victory over challenger Clint Tribble to secure the Republican nomination for the 1st Congressional District’s U.S. House of Representatives seat.
Roe garnered at least 79 percent of the votes in all 12 of the Northeast Tennessee counties that comprise the 1st Congressional District. When all the votes were counted, Roe received 35,346 votes to Tribble’s 7,672 —securing an overall 82.17 percent of the votes over the challengers 17.83 percent.
Here in Carter County, Roe captured 79.51 percent of the votes while Tribble brought in 20.49 percent.
“Representing Northeast Tennessee in Congress is a great honor, and I’m glad Republicans in Tennessee’s First Congressional District have chosen me as their nominee,” Roe said after results were announced on Thursday night. “Our country has a lot at stake in the November election, and I hope I can also count on the voters’ support in the General Election.”
In November Roe will square off against Alan Bohms, who ran unopposed for the Democrat nomination for the 1st Congressional District race.
“As the Republican candidate for Congress, I will continue to support conservative policies to promote economic and job growth, protect Americans at home and abroad, preserve our Constitutional freedoms, cut wasteful spending, provide resources for our veterans and active duty service members and defend the rights of unborn children,” Roe said. “I thank the First District for their continued support and trust, and I look forward to seeing many Tennesseans on the campaign trail this fall.”
Roe has served as Congressman for the First Congressional District since 2009. Before coming to Congress, he had a successful medical practice as an OB/GYN, delivering nearly 5,000 babies. He also served as mayor of Johnson City from 2007-2009. Currently, Roe sits on the House Committee on Veterans Affairs and the House Education and Workforce Committee.

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