- Associated Press - Monday, November 7, 2016

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Voters in Tennessee will decide Tuesday whom to send to Washington to represent them in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Tennessee’s eight incumbent House members - six Republicans and two Democrats - are expected to win re-election without much stress on Election Day.

In the solidly Republican 8th District in West Tennessee, Republican Stephen Fincher vacated his seat with the surprise announcement earlier this year that he would not seek a fourth term. Republican David Kustoff, a former U.S. attorney, is taking on little-known Democrat Rickey Hobson there.

More than 1.6 million voters cast early ballots in Tennessee, likely spurred by the pivotal and contentious presidential race featuring Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump.

In the 4th Congressional District in central and south-central Tennessee, incumbent Republican Scott DesJarlais is being challenged by Democrat Steven Reynolds.

In the state’s 1st Congressional District, incumbent Republican Phil Roe goes against Democrat Alan Bohms. In the 2nd, incumbent Republican John Duncan Jr. faces Democrat Stuart Starr.

The 3rd District features incumbent Republican Chuck Fleischmann against Democrat Melody Shekari. In the 5th, incumbent Democrat Jim Cooper takes on the GOP’s Stacy Ries Snyder.

Republican Diane Black seeks to keep her House seat against Democrat David Kent in the 6th District. Incumbent Republican Marsha Blackburn, a member of Congress since 2002, is expected to defeat Democrat Tharon Chandler in the 7th District.

And, Steve Cohen, the five-term incumbent Democrat in the 9th Congressional District in Memphis, faces Republican challenger Wayne Alberson.

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