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Rep. Jim Cooper (D-Tenn.)

  • District: 5th District, Nashville
  • Residence: Nashville
  • Born: June 19, 1954; Nashville, Tenn.
  • Religion: Episcopalian
  • Family: Wife, Martha Hayes Cooper; three children
  • Education: U. of North Carolina, B.A. 1975 (history & economics); Oxford U., B.A., M.A. 1977 (Rhodes scholar); Harvard U., J.D. 1980
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: U.S. House, 1983-95; Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate, 1994; U.S. House, 2003-present
  • Elected: Elected: 2002 (12th term); Also served 1983-95
  • Committee Assignments: Armed Services (Strategic Forces - Ranking Member; Tactical Air & Land Forces); Oversight & Government Reform (Energy Policy, Health Care and Entitlements; Government Operations)
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State Information: 5th District, Nashville

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general Jim Cooper (D) 171,621 65.2%
Brad Staats (R) 86,240 32.8%
John Miglietta (GREEN) 5,222 2%
Sean Puckett (WRI) 12  
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 56% Mitt Romney: 42%
2008 Barack Obama: 57% John McCain: 41%

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