The Jackson Sun asked a few people for some details about the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s choice to target Tennessee’s 8th District as a possible pick-up (or take-back, given that they only last year lost the seat).
Sen. Roy Herron (D-Dresden), who dropped out of the 2010 gubernatorial race upon former U.S. Rep. John Tanner’s retirement, won the congressional primary, but lost to U.S. Rep. Stephen Fincher in the general election, confirmed verbally that he “plans to run” again in 2012, according to the report.
Another name that has been listed as a possibility is Sen. Lowe Finney (D-Jackson), who chairs his party’s Senate caucus. As Dan Turnbow indicated on Twitter, the 27th District will likely look more favorable to Republicans after redistricting.
Independent candidate James Hart is so far the only challenger to formally declare against Fincher.