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Veteran Jim Cooper Wins 5th District Race Over David Hall

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Congressional veteran Jim Cooper has cruised to a victory in U.S. House District 5.

With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Cooper had 97,834, or 57 percent, over republican opponent David Hall, who had 71,843 votes, or 42 percent.

"I'm humbled to be re-hired," Jim Cooper said at a democratic celebration at Loews Vanderbilt in downtown Nashville.

Cooper said he plans to work on the economy, create more jobs, and fix problems with the health care plan in his next term.

He thanked his supporters, and had a message for those who didn't vote for him.

"I hear them loud and clear, and I want make sure they feel they have representation in Washington," added Cooper.

Cooper took nothing for granted, taking some time out to do a little last minute campaigning in North Nashville on Monday night.

Cooper's district was downgraded this year by Cook Political Report from Solid Democratic, to Likely Democratic.

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