Former two-term Nashville Mayor Karl Dean held on to an early lead to win the Democratic primary election for Tennessee Governor.
Karl Dean was elected Nashville Mayor in 2007 then re-elected in 2011.
He took a commanding lead early in the night with nearly 80 percent of the vote and saw an even bigger share in Davidson County where he approached 90 percent of the vote.
He was one of two well-known names on the Democratic ticket for Governor. Craig Fitzhugh, House Minority leader, was first elected into the state House of Representatives in 1994 and he's has served in the legislature ever since.
The third name on the ballot Mezianne Vale Payne.